by Soraya, Year 2
Once there was a little girl called Crystal. She lived in a cosy little cottage, high up in the snowy mountains. When she had time, Crystal used to walk down to the village harbour and sit on the benches to watch the boats sail out to sea. Below her she could see the village of Waves. It was spring and everybody was spring cleaning. Crystal stared at the village harbour. Her father was the village fisherman and Crystal had wanted to get her own ship ever since she was little. Her mother had asked her one thousand times why she wanted a ship and Crystal always replied she wanted to be warmer and go for adventures in the lost islands.
One morning it was bright and sunny so Crystal decided to down to the village and buy a ship. Crystal had enough money to buy her own ship because she had been helping out at the grocery shop to sell groceries and she had earned quite a lot of money. Crystal bought a large ship with humongous sails. As she set sail, she saw a gigantic shadow looming over her. It was a pirate ship!
Crystal panicked! She found herself being hoisted off her ship’s deck onto a much larger deck. The pirates made Crystal cook the most complicated dishes with rare ingredients such as giant mussels, dolphin prawns and deep sea mud. The pirates were also mean to Crystal, she was only allowed to eat bread and water and was often hungry.
As Crystal cooked, she began thinking about how she would escape. Suddenly she had a good idea. She could set the kitchen on fire while the pirates were eating dinner. So that night, when the pirates ate their dinner, she tried out her plan. She tried to turn on the oven and burn the ship but it didn’t work because the gas had been turned off. Then Crystal thought of a different idea. The pirates had gone to bed and she could use dynamite barrels to blast them away! Crystal gathered all the dynamite barrels from the cellar of the ship, hopped into her boat set the dynamite on fire and…. BOOM!!! She escaped the sinking ship just in time.
Crystal sailed back to her town and arrived safely at her house. She enjoyed her voyage so much that she decided she would take her mother for a ride and they could have more adventures together!
If you want to get no friends you must read this so you will understand what to do. It might work for you. If you hate life and the people around you (besides your parents) and if you would rather play games than go out in public, then follow these steps – no one will go near you.
Step 1: Don’t hang around busy areas such as shopping centres, courtyards, parks and cinemas. There are too many people around and it’s too risky.
Step 2: At school, go to the toilets and eat your recess and lunch there. This will make sure that no one will come near you. If they do, just shout “I’m doing a poop!” and throw some food over the door so they know you are eating in there.
Step 3: When you cannot be in the toilets, just sit alone. Don’t talk to people, just play games. The library is a good place to go. Avoid eye contact at all costs.
Step 4: Be annoying on the bus to and from school. Say mean stuff on the bus. Don’t stop even if people say stop, just don’t.
Step 5: Be really weird and creep people out. For the best results, say, “I eat my own boogers!”
Step 6: Don’t shower, don’t wear deodorant and also don’t change your socks.
Step 7: If you find yourself within 10 metres of another person, this is a great time take off your shoes and socks and then sniff your own feet. They won’t go near you at all.
Step 8: ‘Borrow’ people’s phones and wrap them with duct tape. Then call them.
Step 9: Steal people’s food while they are eating, then run to the toilets and enjoy your new lunch.
Step 10: If, after all of this, someone still wants to be your friend just run away from them.
Here is another excerpt from the 2015 Creative Write-it Anthology, by Emma.
This is a story about Mount Gagaface and Emma, who lives there. You can get there by jumping, running, flying, or walking. There is a tree there that grows earrings and whatever you want.
One day, a teddy went up the mountain to pick some earrings for his mum, but they looked silly. When they went to the town the people laughed, but the teddy and his mum didn’t care.
In the nicest, loveliest, most friendly part of the forest lived a monkey called Estaban. He was always trying to stop people wasting paper. One day, he saw a young boy named Josia skipping pages in his writing book. The monkey said, “Stop wasting paper!”
“Noooooo! It's opposite day,” said Josia.
“It’s not," said Estaban the monkey.
“It is," said Josia.
“It’s not," said Estaban.
“It is," said Josia. “Meet me at the boxing club."
“Please come and watch the battle!” Estaban said to his parents.
“Ok, we will watch you”, said his parents.
“What day is the battle on?” Josia’s little sister asked.
“It’s on LASER SUNDAY,” said Josia. “I'll see you at two o’clock.”
“Why at two o’clock?” asked his little sister.
“Never mind. Talk later on the day. Bye-bye!” said Josia.
It was LASER SUNDAY. It was battle time. The crowd cheered.
“3, 2, 1...battle time!” said the umpire.
Estaban punched, Josia dodged. Josia punched, Estaban dodged. They both punched and they both dodged until Estaban the monkey was on the ground for three seconds. The umpire held up Josia's arm. Estaban died soon after.
“I win! I win! I can start wasting paper again!” said Josia.
From 'Writ Bits: the 2015 Creative Write-it Anthology,' available soon online and in our studio.
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