The Surreal Book by Lavinia E. 5M
The surreal book is finally in my sight! I am astonished by my findings as I contain it. Before I reach to open the book it suddenly plonks itself out of my palms. It lands with a huge and extremely loud BANG on the table beside me. Curiously I wonder what it is doing as the book started flicking through the pages. It reveals a story of a beautiful teenager who isn’t the modern girl you would have in your neighbourhood. She is a stalker of her mother, dared to pay back revenge, as the teenager’s mother always ignored her. She was warned of great danger to be prepared to act.
Then I sight a familiar face that had been locked up in my mind. I could have sworn I had seen that face before. Oh wait. Oh no! That intelligent and fabulously gorgeous girl is me. Unfortunately the book erased the happenings and a mythical hand appeared from the book and pointed at the door as I heard gigantic footsteps across the floorboards. I feared the great danger that the book warned me of. But who would do this to me and why? My brain was blank and my mind emerged. I didn’t know what to do. The door creaked open as I gasped in fright whilst hiding myself under a computer desk. The lights turned on as the person revealed themselves to be a friend Chelsea. I only recognised her by seeing her extremely tiny feet inside glittery pink Justin Bieber shoes. I sigh in relief as Chelsea tells me that someone has been looking for me. “Who is it?” I say. She says she has no idea and also tells me that he is bribing people money for me dead or alive. Wait a minute, DEAD OR ALIVE??? WHAT!!! This is crazy. This is crazy. This dude is insane. He wants ME DEAD OR ALIVE? “We’ve got to go!” I say in fear. “It’s because of this book isn’t it?” says Chelsea. Wait that’s why this weirdo is trying to look for me! Because of this book!
My friend Chelsea and I zoom out of the library, out of the school, and into Chelsea’s house. All the lights dim to almost off, making my eyes ignite with the darkness. I open the book and it glows the colour white as the doors of the house lock, the windows do the same. Then Chelsea and I jump in fear as the curious money bribing man knocks down the door in front of me. “Um, I think we’re going to need some insurance for that!” The man glares at me and snatches the book from me. Suddenly the man is burnt to ashes and the horror is over. Chelsea’s dad comes in and says, “What in Jesus life happened here?”
The end…… is just the beginning.
The Rainbow’s Light by Alannah T 6G
Alannah was only five years old when her mother showed her a glistening light. It was called a rainbow. Alannah was amazed at what she saw, so she asked her mother, “Can I keep it? Please?”
“Sorry darling, but that’s not possible. Maybe you might see it again some time,” her mother said softly.
Alannah was eight years old when she saw her next shining rainbow, and she still loved the experience of seeing the glimmering colours high in the sky. Alannah stared at the rainbow and took photos until it faded, far away into the distance. Her mum loved seeing her darling angel enjoying the rainbows, because her little face lit up with sweet delight.
One night, Alannah lay awake, fearing there was a dark rainbow under her bed. “Darling, why do you think that?” asked her mother, sounding very concerned.
“Because mum, I don’t see any shining rainbows anymore and now there is always darkness in the sky. Mum, when the rainbows are in the sky, the whole sky lights up and it looks beautiful, but when the sky is empty, all I see is darkness and it is very scary,” answered Alannah with a tear in her eye. Her mother knew that it was time to have a little chat with her darling daughter, so she invited Alannah to sit up at the table and listen to her steady words.
“Alannah, sweetie, I’m sorry, but I should have told you this years ago. You won’t always see a rainbow in the sky, because rainbows need rest. They get very tired and then they sleep for as long as they can. When they wake up, they are refreshed and they will shine their bright, colourful lights.”
Alannah was silent. Her mother spoke. “So, darling, what do you think?”
Alannah answered “Thanks mum for telling me all about rainbows. I think I understand now…. When rainbows are tired, they go to sleep and when they are awake, they shine their brightest, most colourful light. Is that right mum?” Alannah’s face had a cheeky smirk.
Four years later, Alannah was now twelve years old and she loved seeing wonderful rainbows. “Mum, I just want to thank you for showing me rainbows, and no matter what, I will never stop loving you. I will always love rainbows too – even when I’m old, I will still love them,” cried Alannah.
“Alannah, my wonderful angel, you’re welcome. If you ever need me or want to talk about anything, I’m right here for you. No matter what, I will always love you,” said Alannah’s mother softly, with a tear in her eye. Alannah’s mother wrapped her arms around her daughter and whispered “I will never let you go.”
This is all I need By Emily C. 5/6B
“Ella. Scrub the toilet, wash the windows, get me a drink!”
This isn’t the life anyone would want. Being an orphan but getting treated like a slave. As the clock struck three I carefully sneak out the window. “Ouch!” But it didn’t go to plan. I hit my head on the window.
“Ellaa” Miss Bitter got all up in my grill!!! It’s a hard knock life.
I always sneak out of the orphanage at exactly 3 o’clock. I go down to the library to borrow books so I can teach myself how to read. But I’m an orphan with no friends. I read in an old alleyway. As I run into the alleyway I sit upon a wooden stool. “Wow this girl Annie. She’s just like… me. I guess it’s true. Books really do light up our world”. I had a massive grin on my face hoping that one day a family will adopt me. “OMG its 4 o’clock already, I’m gonna be late for dinner! “Gasp!
“An orphan hey, don’t get your hopes up. No family will EVER adopt you! And Annie, the book Annie, now run along kid, you shouldn’t be in here.”
As I ran home crying I dropped the only book that gave me hope. I wiped the tears from my cheek. As I stumbled home not worrying about dinner I wondered if what the man said was true. As the night got cold so many thoughts crossed my mind. “Maybe I don’t need a family to make me happy. Maybe I just need books.” I wondered if books are all I need.
“Ella, Take out the garbage, girls scrub the floor.”
All I ever wonder is why she treats us like slaves. Giggling we all crowd Miss Bitter while we we’re scrubbing the floor.
“Ahhhhh! Little girls. Everywhere I go I see them.”
Then I remembered… the book. I forgot about the book! As I got to the alleyway the book wasn’t on the ground where I dropped it. Did someone take it? I looked around but I couldn’t find it. As I turned to go home there it was on the rusty old stool. Yep. I finally made the decision. All I need in my life is books. Books definitely light up our WORLD!
The Forest Charm By Skye 6G
Annie woke up to the whispering sound of the gentle drops of the rain dripping from the window seal. The moon had fallen at the sight of day glaring through the thin glass of the window reaching out to her. Annie jumped out of bed reaching for her lucky charm that glistened like a beam of light shot from the centre of the window. The lasting light sparkled as she cupped her hand picking the charm up from her bedside table. Annie knew it was a sign but she didn’t know just yet. She hurried to her closet with no time to spare. She needed to go to school and then she would figure out the mystery of the glowing charm. Annie skipped breakfast before forgetting her lunch and saying goodbye to her mum.
Annie was a sweet and helpful young child who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Annie had beautiful, luscious, blonde locks, ruby red cheeks and a gorgeous smile, but never expected any attention. She had a younger brother and two young baby twin sisters that needed dozens of attention.
The big yellow and blue school bus pulled up two small buildings down from Annie’s house. Annie ran anxiously to get the bus before it drove away. She stepped onto the platform in the bus searching the aisles for a seat. The cranky bus driver yelled out to hurry up, find a seat and sit down. Annie’s friend Charlie was waiting at the back of the bus for Annie saving her usual seat. Annie and Charlie had been friends since kindergarten and they go together like two peas in a pod.
The lights in the bus began to flicker faster and faster switching off into pitch black darkness. The children scream and the infant children wail as an eeriness rose over the old worn out bus. The bus choked back to life. The lights became solid once more as they carried on with their journey to school. The children cheered, wiping the wet tears from their damp faces.
Annie viciously searched her bag for the lucky charm she had quickly put in her bag before leaving for the bus. Annie dug her hand through her bag feeling around for the charm. Charlie asked Annie if she had forgotten it. But Annie assured him she hadn’t.
Annie’s charm was found by her father deep in a forest washed up on a pebbled creek bed. The charm was purple and shaped like a heart with a fragile, silver chain. “Ahhh found it” cried Annie with joy. She flipped her hair carefully putting on the charm necklace.
The bus wildly pulled up out the front of Charlie and Annie’s school. The school bell rang and the children rushed off to class. Annie’s charm fell off tumbling onto the busy road. Annie stepped onto the road not paying attention to cars coming past. She leant down to pick up the forest charm lying upon the rough tar, oblivious to her surroundings. She snatched up the charm, she looked up, her stomach sank, her heart fluttered and in that split second a car was upon her. The driver spotted Annie and hit the brakes, but it was too late. The car had hit Annie flinging her through the air SPLAT onto the road. A white light engulfed Annie drawing her in.