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WORLD OF THOUGHTS
Elise, Year 6, Clover Hill State School, Mudgeeraba Qld
The door creaked open. The sound of wind whistled through my ears. Eerie
silence surrounded me. I stood on the doorstep of the house I always had
questions about. I stepped in with just a little courage. Eighty years ago people
died in here. We still don’t know why. We still don’t know how. They’d only found
their bodies a decade ago. I remember reading it in the newspaper.
Now I was actually inside. Whispering screams pierced my ears as I stared into
inky darkness. The floor boards squeaked with every step I made. Dusty pictures
hung off centre on the walls.
Suddenly the front door slammed shut. I was alone. That word split my mind and
I started to sweat. ‘Come,’ whispered a voice. That word seemed to jolt me. It
called to me, drawing me forwards, into a hidden room at the back of the house.
The room was stuffy and plain except for broken wooden stilts where the bed
would have been. And a box. The box seemed to glow in front of me. In seconds,
not thinking what I was doing I unlocked the box. In a flash, I was sucked me
inside. I was petrified.
THUD! I landed on the ground with a smack. I looked up, dazed. In front there
was an old leaning sign. Scratched letters spelt ‘World of Thoughts’.
‘World of thoughts,’ I muttered with a frown. Suddenly a figure, which looked like
a fairy fluttered over to me.
‘Hello Being,’ squeaked a gentle voice. ‘My name is Adele Welcome to World of
Thoughts.’ I stood up, now looking into her bright blue eyes.
‘World of thoughts are kid’s dreams,' she added. I then realised what happened.
I WAS IN ANOTHER WORLD!
‘How do I get out?’ I screamed.
‘A blue moon. There’s one tonight. You are lucky you know,’ she assured me
calmly. ‘I will help you if you like,’ she added.
‘Oh no, the pirates,' Adele cried. She started to fly up into the sky.
‘Wait! What about me?” I boomed. Suddenly she grabbed my arm and pulled
me up. Tiny stars swirled around my body. I felt as light as a feather.
I floated up in line with Adele.
‘Woo Hoo!’ I roared as we flew higher in to the sky. This was the best.
All of a sudden we landed gently onto the ground. Adele looked at me
with a worried look.
‘They’re coming! They know you’re here!’ She started to run. I followed. I went to
Adele’s house. Flower streamers hung from every corner. Polished wood stood stuck
to one another for the walls, and pink coloured leaves covered the top. It was really
nice and neat. We packed some food just in case, and a special sword Adele had been
given from her dad after he went to war.
Suddenly the sound of a siren pierced my ears. I looked at Adele. ‘They are here,’ she
gasped. ‘COME ON! We need to go before they find us.’
We ran into a forgotten forest and hid inside Adele’s invisible treehouse she had made
years ago with dark magic. We heard footsteps and banging on Adele’s house. My
heart beat faster. Later we climbed down. The sun was low, soon it will be night.
‘We are running out of time,’ I yelled. ‘Come on let’s go,’ Adele yelled back.
We ran throughout the hidden forest looking for the spot with a circle of trees, that’s
where the shooting trampoline would be.
‘We are almost there,’ whispered Adele. A spark of excitement slid up my spine, I was
going home. Suddenly the birds in the forest stopped singing. I started to run slowly.
Something wasn’t right.
‘AHA! Caught ya!’ bellowed the captain of the pirates.
‘NO, let me go!’ I pleaded. I was in despair. Adele was nowhere. She had disappeared.
How could she leave me? I thought she was my friend. Tears slid down my cheek as
the pirates clutched onto me and pulled me to their ship, which floated through the air.
How was I going to get out now?
‘Adele where are you?’ I croaked. They threw me onto the ground. I was never going
home. My bones will rot beneath the waves, months after they throw me in and I will
never see my family again. The thought made me tremble, the feeling of butterflies
gurgled around in my belly.
Suddenly something made me smile, a big large smile.
‘Psst!, over here,’ Adele whispered. My heart skipped a beat. Adele approached me
with a key. She unlocked the chain. I was free.
‘Bye you stinky pirates,’ I growled. We ran and ran until finally we made it back to the
The moon sat high in the sky, covering the land with a bright light. I had never been
more excited and thankful. I looked at Adele. I had made a friend in a new world so
quickly. I loved her help. I shook her delicate, warm hands and stood on the platform.
She pressed the button and I shot up.
I flew into the sky 100km an hour. Air gushed in my mouth drying it out in a second.
I looked down, all I could see were clouds. Suddenly there was an explosion.
I closed my eyes.
BANG! I opened them. I stood next to the box. I was home. I breathed
a sigh of relief. I stomped down the stairs and ran back to my
house. I opened the door. Mum and dad were sitting at the bench
just where they were when I left.
Hello darling, are you okay?’ asked Mum. ‘Yes,’ I smiled.
I went over and flung my arms around both of them.
I was in my own world again.
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