I feel the corners of my mouth turn upwards. Laughter fills my body, making me glow with warmth. I haven’t felt this way in a long time. Not since that one day. That one day, many years ago, that still haunts me. I can never forget it. I thought I would never feel joy again. I thought I would never laugh again. Up until this moment I was right. But now I feel the joy come back to me. I feel the laughter take over my body again. And now, in this moment, I feel as if everything were the same again. I feel…happy.
Prompt: …when all of a sudden…
Goal: My goal for this week was to write in a different genre, and to include my own feelings and experiences into the story.
I look out at everyone. My stomach churns. I feel weak at my knees. I feel like running away, but I know I can’t. I gulp and look down at my hands. I look up again waiting for my signal, when all of a sudden I see something else. In the back of the room is Jade, smiling at me, giving me a thumbs up. I take a deep breath in and start to talk.
My mouth watered as I stared at the hamburger. My stomach rumbled and I extended my arm to grab it. Suddenly there was a flash of green and the burger was snatched out of my hand. I looked around, trying to find the thief. There was no-one there apart from me. In the distance I saw another flash of green. I decided to go after it. As I came closer the light disappeared. Now all that was left was two paper hands holding the burger. I turned to leave. Something pulled me, and I collapsed into darkness.
Prompt: wide, collapsed, orange, crocodile, within
Goal: My goal this week was to include dialogue.
‘Run!’ I shrieked as I yanked on my sister’s hand.
Everyone around me hesitated. In the distance another building collapsed. They took this as a warning and fled. Soon only four people were left. Me, my sister Mila and two of the palace guards. I was trying in vain to rescue Mila from the rubble. The wide landscape, which had once been beautiful, was now destroyed. The orange sky made the scenery glow. I felt Mila’s grip loosen as her limp hand dropped to the ground.
‘No! Mila!’ I cried. This can’t be happening. After everything; Mama and Papa being sent away, and now this. Mila was the one thing I loved apart from Jillum, my stuffed crocodile. Papa hunted him down when I was 5 and now he is my only reminder of my old life. One of the guards pulled me away from her body and back within sight of the campground.
‘Goodbye Mila.’ I whispered, tears streaming down my face.
Prompt: …I couldn’t eat something so…
The wind howled in the dark of the night as I walked towards the city. The moonlight shone down on the skyscrapers, making it look magical. My stomach rumbled. I couldn’t eat something, I had nothing, and I wasn’t turning back now. In fact, I wasn’t turning back ever. The more I thought about it, the more glad I was that I left. I was finally free. The wind blew in my face, and I realised I had nowhere to stay. I looked around me and sighed. I guess this is where I’ll be staying for the next few weeks.
As I turned the page I felt the cold wind blowing my hair around. I could smell the salty, fishy aroma of the sea as it splashed at my feet. I could hear the rumbling of the thunderstorm, and the crashing thunder. I could see the ship’s crew trying to steer the ship back on course. I could see the tall, wooden masts, rocking in the wind. Suddenly, I jolted back to reality as the car pulled up in front of the house. I sighed, closed my book, and stepped outside.
My footsteps echoed in the silence of the night. The candle I held in my hand was burning fast. I knew I didn’t have much time. I felt a gush of cold air hit me as I stepped outside into the darkness, with only my candle and the moon to guide me. I looked around me at the trees swaying in the wind. I saw the wall in the distance lit up with the promises of laughter and happiness. I sighed. My time had come. I must pass over to the other side. I took a long breath in and walked forward.
Prompt: camera, beautiful, brown, hard, worried
I looked through my camera lens at the beautiful, brown horse. It’s hooves plodded through the snow leaving marks in the white carpet covering the landscape. My stomach churned. I bit my lip. I knew I wasn’t meant to be here and the thought worried me. It was too hard to leave this beautiful creature alone though. I heard a creaking sound come from the barn behind me. I spun around to see the door wide open with nobody standing there. I crept forward slowly. I peered through the door. The room was empty. I felt a shiver down my spine. Suddenly the darkness engulfed me.
Prompt : …so that’s why I’m always last..
I could hear gunshots in the background as I ducked underneath the table. I turned around and saw two glowing objects. They seemed to be coming closer. My chest was pounding. I couldn’t leave my hideout, I would be killed, but I couldn’t stay, the thing would kill me too. I opened my mouth to scream for help but then realised that no-one would be able to hear me, my dad had died fighting in the war, and my mum and my little sister, were at home and they didn’t hear the alert. Suddenly, I felt a sharp stab in my chest. I was the last in my family to live, but now my time had come.
…as I stared into the water it began to turn green…
As I stared into the water it began to turn green. A creature emerged from the depths of the swampy water. The flies swarmed around the dead reeds. I felt sick just looking at it. It was the most putrid thing I had ever seen. And I was meant to swim in it! But it was so humid and sticky that I decided there was nothing else I could do but get my bathers on and jump. I hold my breath and…
As soon as I am in it changes. The water is clear and perfect. Ahhhh… this is where I am going to be spending the rest of my summer. In this pool.