Sunday, May 22, 2005

Red Death by Joseph

Prince Prospero had an evil mother. She was very rich and very mean. She gave her workers a small amount of water once a day. But Red Death wanted to drain Prince Prospero mother’s evilness. If Prince Prospero found out that his mother was mean he would torture her. Red Death lived in a cave in France near England. Red Death was planning to drain the brain of Prince Prospero’s mother while she was sleeping at night. Red death could be invisible and go anywhere in the world in a split second.

One night Red Death turned invisible and went to the castle. He climbed up the castle wall searching to find Prince Prospero mother’s room. He saw Prince Prospero so Red Death fled to his cave. He planed to suck her brain the next night. Mean while Red Death was inventing machines to destroy everyone in England. But first he had to suck Prince Prospero mother’s brain. He went to the castle the next night with his robots and he saw guards guarding the gate. The robots killed some of the guards. One of the guards came out of the castle to see what was causing all the noise. He saw them and ranged the bell for all the other guards to attack the robots. All Prince Prospero’s men charged up to the robots but they were only dolls. The real robots had camouflaged themselves in the bushes so the guards couldn’t see them.

When the time was right they fired out arrows and all the guards died that went to attack them. But more men from the castle were shooting flaming arrows. Most of the robots blew up, but some were hiding. And then the guards thought they had killed all the robots they started cheering and drinking. But not all the robots blew up. There were robots that got scared and hid. The robots stopped being scared and fired arrows at the guards when they were drinking. They killed all the men that were outside. Then the robots fired catapults to break the gate. They went inside the castle with the few robots left and started searching for Prince Prospero’s mother. They started searching up stairs and down stairs. They killed guards and waiters.

Red Death smelled something. He looked up and he saw Prince Prospero. Prince Prospero said, “On guard” to Red Death. He got his sword and charged at Red Death. Red Death jumped down the stairs and said to his robots, “Kill Prince Prospero”. But all the robots cords and little pieces of things inside them were all smashed to bits. Red Death grabbed a sword from a dead guard and attacked

Monday, May 16, 2005

Tsunami - A Pyramid Poem

A sea ninja
Slowlysucking energy
Waiting to attack Miami
Miami the town it still hates
It is still waiting - still thinking
Thinking of all the things they have said
Finally it attacks the town it really hates a lot
The people are so ashamed they don't talk ever again
by Damon Ansell

Little Red Mafia Hood

Hi! I'm a wolf! I'm the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood, or should we say Little Red Mafia Hood. Here I am sitting in a court room for nothing. You know the story? Well this is my side.

Once upon a time lived a little girl called Little Red Mafia Hood but everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood cause of her coat. One day Little Red Mafia Hood went for a walk to her grandma's. She'd been waiting for this day for ages. She had her eye on her grandma's DVD player, her 33 inch plasma TV and her movie collection. On the way to grandma's house she dropped by a mafia club and picked up two goons. When I saw what was happening I had to warn Grandma so I ran to Grandma's house. When I got there Little Red Mafia Hood was there too and when she saw me she threatened me. She told me to eat her Grandma or she would get the hunter on to my family. I had to say yes! I didn't want to lose my family.

So I barged in! I didn't bother eating the Grandma and hid her in the forest. " Oh crap! I forgot to go back and get her". Oh well! On with the story.

So I told Little Red that the job was done and they stole the DVD player, the 33 inch plasma TV, the whole movie collection and a computer with a DVD burner. While they were there I ran off. Little Red sent the cops after me. Now I am here. Well at least I am only here till Wednesday.

Damon Ansell Grade 5

Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Spooky House

When I walked into the house something didn't feel right. I went to pick up the phone. There was no electricity. I saw stairs so I went up the stairs into a room. Suddenly the door closed behind me. There was no way out. I went to jump out of the window but there were spikes and swords sticking up. When I looked out of the window, a long distance away from here, I could see a truck had crushed my Ferrari into bits.

I realized that I shouldn't have come to this house. I heard the door upstairs open. I hid in a closet waiting for someone to leave the house. After I heard the door open and the person leave the house I tried to get out of the closet but the door was stuck. I looked behind me and saw two people hanging on the hooks in the closet. Dead! I screamed! I pushed the closet door hard. It opened.

I ran to another room. It was too dark to see anything. But then I turned around and saw two red eyeballs. I couldn't see the body so I ran away from it. It was throwing heads covered in blood. One of them hit my eye. I couldn't see. I fell on the floor and something bit me on the neck.

After a couple of hours I woke up and I said to myself. "It was all just a dream." I looked around me and I saw dead people who had been bitten on their necks. Spider webs were all over them. I tried to get out but it was all a maze. "I would need a book of mazes to get out of here" I thought.

Then I heard footsteps coming closer and closer. I looked behind me but I didn't see anyone. I could still hear footsteps. I ran from the noise, but I lost more and more energy because of the bite on my neck.

I looked behind me and I bumped into a dead person with spider webs on him and holes in his body. When I bumped into him I got very dizzy and I didn't know where I was going. Suddenly I bumped into an invisible person and he said, "Go away and don't touch me."
Then he ran away. Then I saw the two red eyeball again.

"What do you want from me" I said to the red eyeballed person. The red eyed person told me that he wanted my brain but I told him he would have to come and get it and ran away. I turned my back to see if he was behind me but I didn't see anyone. I stopped running.

Suddenly the two red eyeballed person said "BOO!" I almost had a heart attack and I had nearly lost all my energy. I couldn't run any further and thought that this was the end of me. So I hid. In my hiding place I found a book of mazes. I followed the pictures o fthe book and I walked until I saw a light. I walked towards the light and then I noticed that the red eyeballed person was going away from the light. Two zombies were guarding the way out. I picked up a sword and slayed them and ran outside.

Unfortunately, all my energy had run out. I smelled the air and dropped dead on a big rock.

by Joseph Gagaridis Grade 5/6

The Farmhouse

The following piece was written by Brayden, Grade 5/6, in response to The Farmhouse Guided Imagery. This guided imagery led to some of the boys writing gruesome horror stories.

I slowly opened the front door of the house. I had knocked but no one answered. When I walked in I felt something on my neck. I felt a shiver down my spine. I turned very, very slowly. There, looking at me, was a spider. It was red, with a black stripe down its back. It was the size of a golf ball. I screamed and flicked it away. It landed on the floor on top of a board game. I squished it. I looked around for more spiders. There were a whole heap of them above me. I screamed and ran.

I went outside to see if there was anyone there. In the shed I found an old phone. I picked it up and went back to the house. I went in through the kitchen window to see if there was a phone plug I could plug the phone into. There was no phone plug in the kitchen. I then searched the rest of the house. The spiders had disappeared.

I went back to the shed to see if there was any petrol. I found a jerry can. There was a bit of petrol in the bottom. It was enough to get me to the petrol station.

But, when I got back to my car, it had been smashed and spread across the road in a million pieces. I lay on the road and cried, "My car! My precious car."

I spotted another shed. I went in and saw a car, a metallic VW Bug with a sports exhaust and V8 motor. It looked like it had just been done up. I got in and there were keys under the seat. I put the keys in the ignition and I started it. It showed a full tank of petrol. I reversed it out of the shed and drove off. I slowed down when I reached what remained of my car and shed a tear. Then I headed back home.

I got home and said "I am home honey!"
But she was not at home. I looked outside to see if my dog was still there but he was dead. I went outside and picked him up. He had a bullet wound in his head. I went down on my knees and said, "What is going to happen next?"

I went inside to put water in the kettle. When I turned on the tap blood was coming out of the tap. I went to look at the hot water system. The top o fthe system was missing. I could see my wife's head. I looked in there and my wife and baby boy were in there. My wife had a bullet wound in the middle of her head. My little boy was dead, scolded by the hot water.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Great Escape by Annie Dimitrova 2004

The Greatest Escape!

Chapter 1
The butterfly

I’ve been here for a long, long time. I’ve been here for 15 days. I can still remember how these kids grabbed me & they put me in a jar. They wanted a butterfly, just like me. They wanted a very rare butterfly, I think for a project or something similar. Because they are putting chemicals and different liquids on me all the time, they’ve already changed my colour.
But I can’t take it any more, I really want to escape and I will do it! When that boy is going to put all those chemicals on and he opens the jar then, yes, I will do it. I will escape. Oh! I have to put all my powers together. I haven’t got a lot of time, because here he comes... He’s got an evil look in his eyes, like usual. But this tie he looks really angry, more than any other time. Probably because my colour hasn’t changed to what he wants and he has not got a lot of time. I am really scared! Here he comes. He has got again one of the liquids that make you feel pain at the beginning and then you feel very dizzy.
He opens really slowly the jar and he pushes his fat hand inside so he can catch me, but…
Accidentally he pushes the jar on the table and because he has got a very fat hand he cannot take his hand out. So this is a great chance for me to finally escape. Yes, I am out of the jar. I am flying free! Finally I am flying free! I will leave from the window. But oh, noooooooo! The other boy has got a net. But why? Can’t they let me leave? What have I done to them and they are being so bad with me? Oh! No! They put me back in the jar. For one more time they put me, back in the jar. Now I will never escape. Never! It was my only chance. Except if I wait until 10.00 pm. Then I will probably try to escape again, then I will be alone and no one will be there to scare me or to interrupt me. Then I will try again. Good, I think it’s time. I can’t hear them and it’s getting darker and darker. Now the problem is that I need to think a very clever plan so I can escape. Maybe if I just start flying into the jar, so I can probable make it roll, fall down and then break. Yes, that’s a good idea. I must take that risk and try. And… Yes, yes. It works. I am flying around the room. But oh! No not again. The glass made a very loud noise and it woke them up. Great. Just great. They put me in a huge jar now, where I can fly but I can’t leave because the glass is very, very thick. I will die into that jar and I will never complete my mission. Never! It will probably be better tomorrow. That night has been very long. I am too tired to continue. We will see what happens tomorrow.

Chapter 2
My mission

Not only they put chemicals on me, again, but they are taking me at school for their science project as well. Who knows what else are they going to do to me? I think they are going to cut my wings or my legs or maybe my beautiful antennas. I’m so scared. Just if there was someone who could understand me and help, if there was. I don’t want to die. Not before I complete my mission. But maybe it’s time for me to tell you my mission and to explain you why I am here on Earth and not with my family and friends in the sky at our castle. At the castle “Paragon”, which means life in our language. Well, most of the people are trying to kill us or they are doing a lot of experiments on us so I had to try to stop them. In my country, the place where we live I am the princess. So I have to take risks, if I want to protect my people. The people have got a crystal, which is ours. That crystal must be in the castle “Paragon”, from where it was made. But because of a reason that no one knows, the people have it, they have already forgot how important we are for them. See the crystal has magic powers. But if it is in the wrong hands it is not good at all. If the person who has the crystal is good, then everything will be all right and the people will not do something bad to the butterflies. But if the person is bad, then the people will start hating every creature and especially the butterflies, which is not good. So couple of days ago, when I came to Earth, I was following those kids, because I saw the crystal into their hands. It was not shining as usual, so I had to take action at once. I knew that when the crystal is not shining, the people who have it are not good and while I was thinking for some brilliant ideas to take the crystal back, they caught me and they did all those awful things to me. Now I am sure they are going to kill me, just for a stupid project. Now, I am really, really scared but something tells me that I will leave.

Chapter 3
The clever teacher

We are moving into a classroom. There are a lot of students. All of them are looking at me. The boys who have me look very proud, because they have got me. A rare butterfly and to relation to the other butterflies I have got the best colour. Maybe they have changed my colour, but I look more beautiful now. I am a very, very rare kind of butterfly now. You will not find another butterfly, like me. Just because my colour changed by chemicals. I think the lessons will start in just a few minutes. Yes. Here comes a teacher. She looks nice and clever. I hope she will understand my problem.
- Good morning class.
- Good morning Mrs De Bie.
- I hope everyone has completed the project.
- Yes, Mrs De Bie.
- Good, now let’s start. Hmmm! I can see some wonderful work. Dimitri & John, your butterfly looks terrific. Come up so everyone can have a look.
At least she saw my beautiful.
- Please explain us more, about your butterfly.
- Yes, yes. Well, she is beautiful and rare. We have being doing our best, with her, Mrs De Bie.
- I can see that boys. I am very impressed. It’s your best project of the whole year. I feel proud. Would like to open the jar so we can have a look, please?
- Oh, Mrs De Bie, we are terribly sorry but no. We cannot do that. She is going to fly away.
- O.K. but you can’t keep her forever in the jar. I mean she is not an experimental creature or is she?
- Ehhhhhhh. Mrs De Bie… You understand don’t you?
- What on Earth are you talking about? At the beginning of the project I explained to everyone, that the butterflies you will catch are going to stay just how they were at the beginning. You were not supposed to put chemicals on them and to change their colour and you did exactly the opposite. You should feel very sorry for that. Very sorry. Now, get out of my class at once! Take the butterfly with you and leave her to go. Otherwise I will call the police.

Chapter 4
The crystal

As well as you have already understood, we left from the classroom and we went back at their home. Of course you’ll wonder where their parents are and how they haven’t realized what is going on. Their parents are on holidays for about 1 month. For now they are living with their grandma. Poor grandma. She doesn’t even know how bad her grandchildren are. It is very late. Grandma Sandi is sleeping in her room. But her grandchildren are not! They are here, in their workshop, sitting on a sofa talking about what they are going to do with me and about… the crystal!
- Listing, Dimitri, we can’t keep the crystal here any more. You hear me? We can’t.
- Of course we can. Who knows and who cares? We’ll sale the crystal to someone with a lot of money and we’ll say that it’s worth millions of dollars. In that way we will take a lot of money for a crystal that worths nothing.
You think it worths nothing eh? You silly kids. It is the most expensive thing n all over the world. Anyway I hope I will eave away from you forever. With the crystal.
- I think that we should let the butterfly leave at first and then decide what to do with the crystal.
- Are you joking? No way!
- Yeahh… But the teacher said that we must let it go. Otherwise we’ll be in serious trouble. Think of grandma. She’ll definitely understand that something is going on, if don’t go to school and before we let the butterfly lave, we cant go to school.
- Nonsense! Who cares about Mrs De Bie, eh? Who?
- I suppose Mum and Dad will care about Mrs De Bie. You know very well how much Mum loves Mrs De Bie.
- Anyway I think it will be better if we go sleep now and tomorrow we’ll see what to do.
- What about if grandma asks us tomorrow why aren’t we at school, what are we going to say then smarty, what?
- We are going to say that we haven’t got school for 3 days because Mrs De Bie is very sick and she’s in the hospital.
- O.K. Goodnight, Dimitri.
- Goodnight, John.

Chapter 5
The lie

I think that they are going to let me go at last. Their teacher is really smart. She understood what as going on and she scared them. I really liked her and because she helped me, I will give her something special.
Here they are coming. Let’s see.
- I still don’t want to let her go. She has got a nice colour and she is rare.
- Yes, I know, Dimitri. But we must let her go.
- But I don’t want to.
- Dimitri, John, it’s time for school.
- Eh, grandma, we are not going to school today.
- Why? Is everything O.K.?
- Yes, only our teacher Mrs De Bie is sick.
- Oh! Al right. I see, I see. I suppose it’s going to be good if I make some cookies. What do you think boys?
- Yes, it’s a very good idea grandma. We will wait for you in the living room.
- O.K. Bring some games so we can play all together.
- O.K. grandma.
- Now we have to think something really quickly.
- Dimitri, don’t you think that we are in serious trouble already?
- Trouble? From who? Who’s going to put us in trouble?
- From who? Are you asking me from whom? Well, let’s see. At first from the police, because you know very well that we are not allowed having experimental creatures at our home. Then, think of our parents. They will be so upset, when they learn that and finally, from our school. We will be band from excursions and projects, which means that our reports are going to be the worst in the grade and I will not allow that! Do you understand me? I will not allow that!
- Listen, John, you must relax! Just relax! Try to think something nice and stop worrying about the butterfly. O.K.? It’s not the center of the world. It’s only a butterfly.
- Yes, but this is not what we were talking about, when we started the project. The deal was, we were going to catch a butterfly, only for our project, we were not supposed to change her colour and finally we were going to let her fly away.
- Yeah, right. But as you know, I didn’t want to have a usual butterfly, so I changed her colour. And… I want to keep her and I will. Now end of the story, I am not going to talk about it for the rest of the day.
- Boys! Come! The cookies are ready.
- O.K. grandma, we are coming. Now let’s go and have some cookies and a lot of fun and remember… Try not to talk about it, in front of grandma.

Chapter 6
The escape!

Oh, my goodness! I wonder when they are going to let me fly away, if they are. But anyway let’s see what happens. You never know.
- Dimitri, I will ask for one more time. Let the butterfly to fly away!
- John, try to forget it!
- I can’t! How can you be so bad? Just let her go!
- John, If I let her go, we are not going to be famous any more.
- Is that why you caught her? Just to be famous?
- Well, no. At the beginning, I wanted her only for the project. But then I saw that everyone wants a rare butterfly, so I decided to keep her!
- How can you be so stupid and bad?
- Do you know what? I am sick of you! Everyone likes and what have you done? Nothing! Absolutely nothing.
- Well, I suppose that’s why everyone likes me! But no one likes you.
- Well, that’s why I wanted a rare butterfly, nuf nuf! So I could be famous and popular!
- You are not going to be famous anyway, so let her go.
- No! I am not going to let her go. Never!
- Boys I am going to the Super Market!
- No, grandma!
- Ha, ha! Too late now, John. She has already left.
- Let her go, otherwise I will tell everything to grandma.
- Oh, really? And then I will tell her that it was all our idea. That you made me do it!
- How can you be so bad?
- Don’t push me!
- Why? Are you going to hit me? Ah, I am so scared!
- Stop it!
- O.K. come on. Let’s how brave you are.
- Stop pushing me! Stop it!
- Oh, really come on! You did not do something, come on, let’s how much you can fight.
- Stop it! Can’t you see I am bleeding?
- I suppose, it’s all your fault! Who started it? You! So it’s all your fault!
- Stop pushing me!
- Oh, no! The butterfly! It’s going outside the window! Stupid!
- Stupid? Who was pushing? You or me? You! So it’s all your fault!
- The net, the net!
- I don’t know where it is.
- Do something!
- I can’t and I don’t want to!
- No! it’s going away!
- Fly butterfly! Fly away!
Yes! Yes! I am free! At last I escaped! But wait a minute… The crystal! I must go and take it back. Yeah! In Dimitri’s bedroom. I have to hurry up. Hmm! I was right! Dimitri always lives his bedroom’s window, open. The crystal! It’s shining more than any other time. O, it’s a little bit heave, but I will be fine. Finally I escaped and I took the crystal back! Now I can return back to my castle, with my friends and family, to look after my people!

Chapter 7
The End!

Finally, I escaped! Yes! I made it. The only thing I can’t understand is how I survived! I mean every other butterfly should be dead, because having people who were putting you chemicals, for 17 days, it’s not a little deal! But I think I understand! Maybe the crystal! It was the crystal! Now I understood its magic powers! If you believe in something, as much as we believe in that magic crystal, then you will stay alive! That’s why the people want it so much the crystal. So they are not going to die. They will never die. But wait a second! I think, I am forgetting something. The teacher who helped me. Mrs De Bie. I promised I was going to give her something special and I will. I will give her a necklace. Of course, she will buy it but she is not going to know that it is magic. It will protect her if she stays as good and clever as now.
I can imagine Dimitri. Crying for his career as the most popular kid in this school. Because now, he has not got a project so he is not going to take good report. But again…John, poor John. He has to put up with his older brother. It is just awful. I hope Dimitri learns a lesson from the whole story. Because if he doesn’t as John says, he is going to be in serious trouble and it is all his fault.
I can’t wait until I get home. I can imagine my family asking me heaps of questions. But doesn’t matter now. I am fine. I missed them so much. But I think my journey stops somewhere here. I must say good-bye. I have to go back to my friends and family, to my people. From now on, I am going to b every careful with the crystal. It is very important for us and for the people, so I am not going to lose of my sight. I will not. Good-bye.
- Mum, Dad!

By Annie Dimitrova!