Clix requested some student samples, and I am more than happy to show 'em off (by the way, I'm reading drafts of my kids' papers this year: love 'em! Excited to get more, brag-worthy papers)
Here are two, taken from my advanced honors class. So, keep in mind that yes, these are advanced students. But honestly, my standard kids' papers weren't so far from these. Not as strong a command of dialogue, but still very creative & fun.
Sample #1 - Topic: Werewolves
Sample #2 - Topic: Winchester Mansion