WAKE UP TO YOURSELF! by Mitchell Ferris

By Mitchell Ferris

My eyes started to open. They were stinging like crazy and I still couldn’t see. Then my toe started hurting. The pain was excruciating. Then the sand started to clear and I saw a huge crab grabbing onto my foot with its sharp pincers! Blood was trickling down my foot and the sand around me was turning a dark shade of red.

I think I squashed the crab because it stopped squeezing and fell to the ground. I got up — my toe still killed. I gazed across the beach and it seemed to go on forever.

I turned and I saw a forest. “WHERE AM I?”, my voice echoed in the forest. As I dug in the sand something glinted in the sun. I dug further and further. A silver pendant appeared. A vine hanging nearby caught my eye. I put it through the pendant and somehow I knew where I was. So I walked into the forest and soon came across a small cottage with a huge hole next to it.

I looked into the hole. It was a lava pit. The lava bubbled and boiled, melting the stone around it. I felt dizzy and everything started spinning. I would’ve fallen in if it wasn’t for a pine tree hanging off the edge of the hole. I jumped off it in fright. I walked over to the cottage and opened the door. It had been trashed every thing was upside down.There was a treasure box in a far corner. I tried to open it, but it wouldn’t budge. Then, to my amazement, it sprung open, revealing a stash of diamonds.

The diamonds shimmered and sparkled. I picked one up; it felt cool in my hand. As I dropped it back into the pile, tiny shards fell off it. I looked out of the window as the sun was barely visible in the sky. Had I really been here for a day? It felt as though I had been here for an hour, yet I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open.

I turned up to a nearby bed and got into it, but I couldn’t get to sleep. There were moans and groans coming from outside. It sounded like someone was dying. They were long and drawn out sounds. I looked out the window and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

The creature was dripping slime on the forest floor. It was a zombie which was pressing its face against the glass and drooling on it. It lifted its face from the glass and started pounding violently on the window.

Suddenly the window smashed, sending 1,000,000 fragments flying at me. It shot a ball of slime which hit my feet, making me stick to the floor.

It climbed into the window and picked up a diamond. What was it doing with a diamond? It walked up to me with the sharp end pointing at me. It held it up to my throat and cut through. Everything went black.

I woke up in my own bed dazed. Out the window, I saw trees. I was home. So think: are you in the real world, or has your life been a dream?

My Near UFO Experience by Alex Aloschi

My Near UFO Experience
By Alex Aloschi

BOOM!!! Billy is a 56 year old retired person, who lives in Arizona. Billy’s hobby is adventure and he loves exercising. One morning, he woke up at 2 AM from a big noise, but in Arizona it is very quiet!

Billy quickly got out of bed, feeling scared and in a fright. He quickly got changed and took his torch outside. He smelt something like a burnt chicken.

Billy had walked outside of his house and was walking into ‘The Local Forest of Arizona,’ with that mysterious smell of the burnt chicken coming and going. When Billy had walked two kilometres on his little investigative adventure, he shone his torch and found some scraps of metal just lying there. But when Billy had taken this forest walk before, he had never seen those scraps of metal lying on the ground.  He suddenly felt a bit puzzled, but also weird finding those bits of metal.

When Billy got closer to the objects he noticed the weird smell had changed to an off bagel, like he had had the other day. Billy was puzzled, what was going on?

With Billy walking for another 30 minutes finding bits of objects sparkling on the ground, it looked like someone had dropped their computer or a portable object that had BLOWN UP! It also could have been a power pole (electricity pole) falling down, but that would be a bit doubtful. “Anything could happen”, thought Billy. “And before dawn comes I’d better hurry up; I should get a wriggle on!”

He walked for another five minutes thinking of other things that could have happened. Maybe it was a UFO, or maybe it was a BBQ or an on-going party in the forest, anything could have happened!

Billy walked for a further five minutes, shining his torch over a HUGE silver object, yet he walked another 75 metres and saw a round object. Billy said to himself “Wait … is that a UFO?” He walked around it and yes, it was a UFO!

He then looked for the redundant door but with a lot of metal scraped off, Billy was struggling to find that door. Walking around the UFO was like doing the local marathon, held a few weeks ago.

Billy had been unsuccessful in finding the UFO’s opening door. He clapped his hands and said, “Well it looks like I’m done here.’’ Then, as soon as Billy clapped his hands, a big noise was heard. He rushed around to the other side of the UFO, where the doors were unfolding slowly. Billy was pumped and ready to see what was inside the UFO. He then rushed up the UFO stairs. Billy got up those stairs faster than a tiger. He was led into a hallway scrolling through the UFO.

When Billy was done searching and investigating, he was confused to see what was REALLY HAPPENING! When he finished investigating he searched for some great stuff on the way home. After he had found A LOT of great stuff to take home and use, he put them in a sack.

He quickly hurried down the stairs before those spooky and weird aliens came back. If he could run back quickly and not be seen, he might just get back at 5:00 AM before colours (sunrise).

Billy got back at 5:08 AM. He changed into his pyjamas and went back to sleep for two and a half hours.

When Billy woke up, he got changed into his daily clothes without smelling either the chicken or the off bagel. Billy got on his quad bike and he searched along the trail. He went to find the UFO. He found the metal bits, but no luck, he didn’t find the UFO.

He then clapped his hands and laughed, but nothing happened!

Ooboo the Elephant and the Waterfall by Alessandra

Ooboo the Elephant and the Waterfall
By Alessandra

One very hot day there was a family of elephants. The two kids were called Ooboo and Marlie. Ooboo was cute and playful. Marlie was fun but a bossy big sister.

They were playing happily when suddenly they bumped into a waterfall. They started swimming and playing in it. It was so much fun.

Their Mum and Dad came looking for them. They found them at the waterfall.

“Oh no, we’re in trouble Ooboo” said Marlie. “Sorry Mum” said Marlie.

Mum broke into a big smile. “Why are you smiling Mum?” asked Ooboo. Mum said “Let’s play water tiggy…yippee!” They all joined in.

Now, every hot day, they all go back to the waterfall to play.