Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spooky Story

It was a dark and stormy night in an old abandoned castle in Transylvania. The year was 1875 and a mad scientist could be heard evilly laughing inside. “Mwa hahahaha. Mwa hahahaha.” The laughing could be heard for miles. Or at least if someone else was around. Anyways, long story short the mad scientist named  Dr. M had just finished his monster. He named her Hadra (Hay-dra) after the Greek god Hades. He chose that name because she could melt things with her mind.
       In order for Hadra to melt things with her mind she needed to be smart. So Dr. M gave her a brain. He knew that since he may occasionally make Hadra mad, he made it so that she could not melt humans. This brain was a little messed up though. Dr. M made it so that she thought wrong was right vise versa. Do meant don’t and don’t meant do.
       A few tweaks later they were testing her listening abilities.  “Hadra, don’t bring me my water that is by your chair.” Dr. M commanded her. She brought it  “Bad Job!” He clapped as he said it. “Th… Th… thank you master.” She responded
        A couple hours later they were on their way to test out Hadra’s melting abilities when the monster stopped in front of the draw bridge. “What is right with you now?” Dr. M yelled. Hadra responded with an “Me like bridge. Bridge look safe”. She proceeded to melt the bridge. Dr. M was fueled by rage “Don’t look at what you have not done. You are acting like a great hero!!!!!”              
        They then went inside and unpacked. Dr. M locked Hadra in one of the many castle rooms and went back down to the basement. He locked the door behind him and went to work. He did not eat, sleep, or even check on Hadra for 12 hours. “I’m finally done!!! Now to test it out on Origin,” Origin   was the original prototype to Hadra. She could not speak, melt things, or run. His plan was to take her into the old yet sturdy greenhouse. He would test his new invention on her in their.
        Once Hadra was strapped to a chair to watch and Origin was weighted down so she couldn’t fly away, the mad scientist beheld his new invention “Behold, my new invention,” He held up a bottle that looks like a current day hairspray bottle. “Now you may understand it, so don’t let me explain. One drop of this and you will be stuck on the ground forever.” He then proceeded to spray Origin twice.
        It left a hairspray smell in the air and all it did was make it so Origin could not move. This was said to be the original hairspray. Dr. M then threw a huge temper tantrum. After he calmed down,   Dr. M locked them up and went back down to the basement. He said “Well that was very complicated. Maybe a little too complicated. That means that the simplest solution might be best.” He then went outside and tried to swim across the moat. Not even two feet out he almost got eaten by alligators.      
        Dr. M then realized that there might be such thing as too simple after hours of work he finally finished his bridge Right before he was about to cross the bridge something happened. George Smith woke up. “Woah, that was a weird dream.” He then fell back asleep.  

What Just Happened?1

Hi, I am Jessie Lux and I’m an author; but not just any author, a magical author. You might be thinking, “There is no such thing as a magical author;” but there is and I should know. This is how I found out I was magical author.
One day, I wrote a story titled “Escape”.  In “Escape” a baby named Lily found matches and set her crib in her room on fire. Lily escaped but her sister, Rea, got trapped and could not escape until the fire fighters came. Then the next day my little sister, Anay, set my room on fire and I could not get out until the fire fighters got there. When I read my story I realized that what happened to Rea had also happened to me, so I deleted the story. At first I figured it was a coincidence, but boy was I wrong.
Then I started to write a story, titled “Attacked”. In “Attacked” a girl named Lisa and her family went to the beach. Lisa went out into the water and started swimming by herself when a shark almost bit her. She was saved when the lifeguard pushed the shark away. The next week my family and I went to the beach for a weekend. I went swimming alone and you would never believe what happened. All of the sudden a shark came out of nowhere and almost bit me. Then the lifeguard came and pushed the shark out of the way. After we got home I read over my story again and realized that what happened to Lisa also happened to me.
I thought that the first time was a just a coincidence. But after the second time I realized that it wasn’t. For months I couldn’t get up the courage to write another story until one day I saw an ad in the newspaper that said:

For 9-11 year old Aspiring Authors
Adventure Stories
Must be own work

I read the ad over and over and finally decided that I should enter.
I decided to write “The Lost Girls”. In “The Lost Girls” a girl named Millie goes on a trip to lake with her family. Later she takes her sister, Sally, on a hike in the woods. In the middle of the hike it starts to get dark so they decide to turn back. When Millie tries to turn on the flashlight, it wouldn’t turn on. It took about an hour until their mom found them.
Over fall break my family went to the lake to go camping. When my sister, Anay wanted to go on a hike in the woods of course I had to take her. I was so nervous because of the story I had written, but I did not have any time to check the batteries in my flashlight before we went in the woods. After about 30 minutes it started to get dark. I said to Anay “ It’s getting dark. Lets go back to camp.” Then Anay said “Okay, lets turn back do you remember how to get back to camp? ” I replied “Of course I do I just need to find the Moose path.”
We tried to turn my flashlight on but it would not work. Then we tried Anay’s flashlight but it also would not work. Two hours later Mom found us. “Oh my goodness where have you been,” Mom asked “Dad and I have been worried sick.” Then I said, “Our flashlights aren’t working and we couldn’t find the right path back to camp.” Then mom said, “Here let me try them.” So mom tried them and they also did not work, then all the sudden her flashlight turned off. “Huh, that’s funny,” mom said “I put in new batteries in before I left to find you.” Then Anay started crying, “Will we ever get back?” Then mom said “Of course sweetie. Here, let me call dad. He will find us.” Then mom’s phone died.
“Mom,” I said, “what should we do? Should we use the emergency camping kit in our hiking bag and go to bed? It’s getting late.” Then mom said, “Yes. Yes we should. We can find the right path in the morning.’’ So we set up our sleeping bags and had some trail mix with water, from our hiking bags. Then Mom said, “Good night Jessie. Good night Anay.” “Good night mom.” Anay and I said together
The next morning I woke up before everyone else. I had realized during the night that I could fix this problem just by finishing the story. I began to finish my story by writing that Mom and Sally woke up and they needed food but they were out of trail mix and water because they didn’t pack much. While they were packing up the gear Dad showed up with some water. Mom, Sally and Millie followed him back to camp. When they got to camp Dad cooked breakfast for them all. It was the best camp meal ever.
After they finished eating Dad asked “ Do you girls want to go on a hike to the waterfall?” at the same time Mom, Sally and Millie yelled “NO!”  Sally said “Let’s go home I have had enough adventures for one weekend.”
Just as I had finished writing the story Mom and Anay woke up and started to pack up the gear when Dad walked up. I was so relieved to see him. When we went got back to camp Dad made breakfast but before he could ask about going on a hike I asked “Dad, since Anay, Mom, and I had a crazy night can we go home please?”
Dad said, “You bet, who wants to stop and get ice cream on the way home?”
While we were loading the car I thought to myself “What just happened?”