It was the holiday of a lifetime. My parents had been saving up for a trip to Australia. On the first morning, I decided to go for a walk whilst my mum and dad relaxed by the pool, but I was in for a big shock.
I went around the corner and there was an army of painted men. I walked over to one of them because I was a bit curious – and to my surprise, he raised his fist at me.
I got up and ran and ran and ran and ran, ‘til I couldn’t run anymore.
I turned around and they were G O N E…
Running, I was turning corners rapidly. The new species I’d been hunting was, instead of me chasing and catching it, chasing and trying to catch me. I was sprinting so fast that I didn’t know where I was going, nor did I care, I just wanted to be away from the man-eating dinosaur that was right behind me.
Stumbling and spluttering, I lost it but I was in a weird land. It looked like a theme park. But there were strange creatures that looked like Lego men mixed with Oompa Loompas! A man with a clipboard, who was wearing sunglasses, walked around and looked at each of the statues saying “ 1,2,3,4,5..” as if he was counting children in a classroom.
I’d rather be being chased by a unusually big dinosaur than be here!
I was tired, but I couldn’t sleep. I decided to get up, as I had nothing else to do.
My house is old. It was made in the 1800’s and it’s in the middle of nowhere. The floorboards are all creaky and i’m pretty sure the the roof is slowly getting ready to collapse, but it’s still home.
It was 1-3 am- I wasn’t quite sure as the clock had been broken for ages and I wasn’t prepared to drive for 15 minutes to get to the nearest town.
As I opened the wonky door, I saw a little girl, who was wearing old Victorian clothes, sitting on the stairs. I went to ask her what she was doing when she vanished! But how could she just disappear.
My lovely house is haunted!
Maria Davies hated school; she hated her class, the teachers, the head/deputy, the bathroom, undersides of tables, Hackly Scrimshaw itself but most of all the 'Lamply twins' (the school’s worst bullies). They never cared about anyone, not even their parents.
Maria always wanted to runaway but on this particular day she sought to disappear right in front of those disgusting twins' eyes. Anger boiled up inside, she had to... but how could she just disappear? First, magic didn't even exist. As the Lamply's bullied her Maria just wanted to know how, how could she disappear from this horrible moment in time?
Daisy was an 11year old girl. Her best friend was Ella, who was at her house.
Daisy and Ella had been friends since they were born; Daisy was going to move to France. They didn't want to be separated.
When Daisy and Ella were in Daisy's room they wanted to disappear. But how could she just disappear? They decided to run away.
When they had both packed, Ella grabbed some cash off the side.
They ran, ran and ran.
Finally they were away from the houses. They stopped out of breathe. They reached the train station, but the train had left...
When I was young I had a friend, Alice. We would always play in the meadow near the lake. Everyday she drew me closer to getting near the water's edge. I would always object to her persuasion; each time Alice would tear out a clump of red hair and toss it into the mirrored lake.
After weeks of frustration, the friend I once knew, clawed at her opaque skin enraged. I finally gave gave into her insistance.
Suddenly, I felt my legs being dragged by a vice like grip. I struggled and screamed swallowing the inky blackness around me. With one almighty kick I broke free: scrambling back to the surface for air. I looked down straining my eyes to see Alice plunging towards the eternal darkness. But how could she just disappear like that.
20 years later I am living in the same house with a daughter of my own. Strange to think how memories replay in your mind. It was like yesterday when I almost drowned. I knew I would never be free.
“Mummy can I play with Alice...”
The midnight feast
The strangest thing happened to me last night. Me and my friend were having a sleepover and we were doing things like telling ghost stories and watching a movie. Then my friend suggested we sneak downstairs and get a midnight feast. I didn’t really want to do that so my friend went down on her own.
It had been about half an hour and I still hadn’t heard her little footsteps paddling up the creaky stairs so I thought I should go and have a look. When I got downstairs my friend wasn’t there! I sought high and low for her but she was nowhere to be seen.
In the morning I went back downstairs to see if she had come back to earth but she still wasn’t there so I just sat and thought to myself ‘but how could she just disappeared.’
I have never seen that friend ever again!
My little sister thinks that the cracks in between the sofa lead to the Bermuda triangle or somewhere far out in space and we never believe her!
But what if she wasn't actually far from the truth.
I know it sounds crazy, but what if all those lost coins, buttons and bits of homework are floating around in another dimension. What if, that's why when we play hide and seek my sister gets lost and we don't find her for the rest of the afternoon.
But how could she just disappear?... she cant..... can she?
What if there's a little leprechaun in another world waiting for money to drop out of our pockets through the sofa and into his little leprechaun hands... what if its all there, hiding ,waiting for us to find it.
I came home from school, Mum was working late and Dad was abroad... but my sister should be home by now.
"Katy, Katy, where are you?"
I looked everywhere...where was she?I thought to myself. But how could she just disappear? Then I saw the back door wide open. "Oh no there's trouble."
Why would she just leave like that? I suppose work was stressing her out and she was getting all tangled up... but still, why would you just run away like you were in the middle of nowhere?
I tried to call mum but she didn't answer.
My head was spinning,I felt like my eyes were dancing.
"Matilda, Matilda wake up." I sat up it was mum."What happened?"asked mum,"Katy's run away." I whimpered. That night we went out for a search and found her at the park hanging out with her friends, I was relieved!!!
My sister is a ghost.
Well at least I think so. I’m about to tell you how I know.
One day, I went into her bedroom and asked if she wanted a drink but at that very second, she disappeared. I ran downstairs and into the kitchen. There she was, holding a cup and pouring some water into it from a jug.
”That was weird!” I said with a confused tone. But how could she just disappear like that, I thought. "You vanished!” I said.
“No I didn’t,” She replied.
“So how did you get from your bedroom to the kitchen so quickly?” I asked. She said nothing and then vanished again…
Each week we are taking part in 'The 100 Word Challenge' to be creative and expressive with our writing.