Thursday, 9 June 2016

Show not tell

The sky above was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. The clouds started to cry and flash, like a photography camera taking a photo with the flash on. Everywhere I stepped it seemed like bad luck followed. I would see something I liked and something bad would strike. I couldn’t even walk without being hit. “sigh”

It all started the day before. I was just enjoying my daily walk, I bent down to tie my shoelaces and as soon as I raised back up a frisbee flies straight into my face leaving a patch of black on my right eye. The people who threw the flying saucer rushed over to apologise. I picked myself up and kept going and that was when a bird decides to take a load onto my shoulder. I got so angry that I turned right round and carefully strolled straight home. I decided to stop for a nice sweet treat to get my mind off of what had just happened.  When finally to top it all off I got accused for taking a ladies babies candy because coincidentally I was holding the exact same candy as her baby. “Bash” my candy goes as I threw onto the floor and ran for the hills, which was where I lived. I hopped into the showers, got changed and headed straight for the bed, hoping to sleep it off.

Now that brings me to today's breath of bad luck, literally I took in a breath of air this morning and a bug flew directly into my mouth.  I tried to make myself comfortable on my luxury chair in the living room and thought about why this was happening. I had no clue of how to stop it so I searched up some ways of how to get rid of bad luck. My first option was to create a hot cocoa with 10 spoons of hot chocolate but there was no way I was going to go near hot water, especially when I was cursed. My next option was to balance 5 books on my head while singing Walk away. I did as told and heard a big “thump!” Then I felt fire racing through my veins killing my toe slowly. I collapsed onto my chair ready to give up when suddenly I saw one more trick I could try sitting at the bottom of the page. It said to think back to something I had found and picked up while doing something. I thought back to if I had come across something I had picked up recently.

Trying to remember, I decided to get a cookie from the pantry. I grabbed a chocolate chip cookies and that was when I realized I had picked up a coin while running through the park. I ran straight to my tights I had worn that day,while running, and took the coin out. I held the coin up high and my picture frame fell onto my foot. I was sure the coin was bringing me bad luck. I walked outside and threw the coin as hard as I could. I didn't see were it landed but at least it was gone. I walked back inside ready to try out if my bad luck had vanished.

A sound came from my front door "knock knock." I raced over to the door to be greeted by my mother hold a batch of my favourite cookies, Peanut butter cookies. For once I had felt normal.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Khaia,

    I like the way you wrote your story, it was so interesting that it made me want to read more. It also felt like I was there. I like the way you put big words into your story to make it real. I will be looking forward to reading your stories again. Keep up the good work!



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