The polar bears got into position… the games had started. The ice had already started to melt. Bobby was out as he had chosen an unlucky spot. The island was big but already a quarter of the island was taken out. Eight polar bears were still on the platform. Oh and a push by Gary, and then there were 3. Gary, Bob and Jeff were the last standing. Who would make it? As the last pieces of ice melted, they had all fallen at the same time. Who had won? Let’s check the replay. Ohhhh Bob was still in the air by a hair. Bob wins an unlimited amount of fish.
Here we go. I am off to the lazy luxurious lake. I have always wanted to go but one little thing that concerns me is that the lake’s water is as frozen as Antarctica. But I had to face my fear. Let’s go. As I arrived I took off my striped velcro life jacket, with excitement and fear at the same time. The jump was gnarly until I felt a rubber object skim my foot. In fear, I screamed like a baby and ran as fast as I could into my car, scared for my terrible life.
I was so excited… It was my first time swimming in the lake. Mama told me stories that you can’t stay underwater for too long because the eels would crawl into your ears and electrocute you from the inside. I never believed it but I’m still nervous. I stood at the edge of the wooden deck slipping on my striped, rubber suit. Once the costume was gripped onto my skin, I started to sway my arms back and forth to jump. “Three, two, one, GO,” I bombed into the water sinking to the sandy bottom. I looked up above me and paddled back up. I bumped my head on frozen ice and no one came to help. All that was left off me was my body sinking to the bottom…
I placed my rubber ducky on a tree although it felt like plastic, and dived down deep into the water. My striped flippers waved around as I kicked harder to go faster. I don’t know if I should be excited or not because what happens if it kills me before I get a chance to see it? I keep swimming deeper, when finally, don’t ask how I know, but I can just feel that I am close. I got closer and got the shock of a lifetime to see what was finally there. There, frozen, at the bottom of the ocean…
It was a summer like no other; traces of snow everywhere. One night I went out on a journey to find the source. While I was trampling through the snow I felt something behind me. Terrified, I cautiously turned around. I gasped there was a tall long bony figure standing there.I could look straight through him but then he walked away leaving a passage of snow behind him. I found the source of the snow! I went to take a photo to get proof of his existence but when I looked behind me I could not find him. He was gone forever.
Captains log, day 13, time… unknown. I’ve been floating around in space for ten years and still no sight of that minuscule blue creature. My food supply is low and so is my water source. I want to return back home but if I don’t go on, the world might end. I was just about to head to another galaxy but when I looked behind me I spotted a blur of blue. My heart raced as I put on my spacesuit and opened the airlock. I pushed off with all my might out of my rocket and into the dark cold space…
It was the kind of night that even rainclouds needed umbrellas, as footsteps creaked on the uneven floorboards. I didn’t want to, but I had to. Ever so slowly, I creeped into the backyard. I had it. I knew I had the disease.
Sleepwalking once isn’t a disease, but doing it every day at every hour is. I opened the gate that led to the creek and then… Mud was everywhere. On my sleeves, my face, everywhere. I knew that I was in danger, because it was here. I heard a noise. Creeaaakkk… but when I looked behind me… nothing. Nothing was there. Because it was on me…
“Yes sir… No sir… Sir I told you I’m not responsible for this incident!” I sighed as my boss and I argued back and forth. I looked up from the ground to see the mass of cars slowly sinking into the shore right before me. It’s like our business was getting flushed down the toilet. Salty aroma from the ocean swam in the air. The deafening sounds of seagulls nearly made my brain explode from utter frustration. I kicked the water to relieve my fuming mind, but boy did I make it worse… The cars came toppling down, one tin can after another then… Black.
It was an ordinary day. Bob was fishing while thinking was today his lucky day? All of a sudden he caught something, he couldn’t quite reel it in. He wondered to himself, is it the world’s biggest snapper? Had he just set a world record? Was he a wizard? He stuttered.
“H…h..h..how? Wh…wh…wh..what?” There was something slowly coming towards him. Was it an eagle was it a plane was it a….. “BOAT!” Bob screamed frantically running away from the shoreline. Was it the last breath he would ever take? Was this the end?
One more car and it would crack, one more car and it would fall, one more gram and lots of money would be wasted. The government was experimenting to make more land. They chose to make a car park right above deep water. While I sat on the bench starring. I saw it. I saw the ground crack. I saw thousands of dollars sink into the water. I saw some people in the cars dying. But there was no time to call the ambulance. The experiment had failed. What would happen now?…
The night has come, he’d been waiting forever. He took a deep breath in and out, he took a large step on the stage, grabbed the microphone and started talking. His body shook in nerves and excitement. “Why did the chicken cross the road” the crowd moaned, “Why? To get to the other side!” Everyone went silent, there was no noise at all, not even a sound. “Ok then” the comedian said worriedly. He stepped off the stage. Boom! The curtains went flying off the stage “Ouch!” His head rebounded back and hit the microphone… dingggg! screachh! Then the crowd erupted with laughter. I guess he is a real comedian after all.
– Ava R