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?

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