My icy fingers gripped my arm in the darkness. The power went out and I haven't paid the bills. The heater stopped working so had the lights and all of the food in the fridge had spoiled. I heard footsteps coming closer to my cabin in the forest.
“Dad!” I screamed in happiness, he hasn't been home in weeks. I couldn’t have been happier. I opened the squeaky door. I saw a enormous black bear.
“CRAP!” I said as I was running out the back door. The sticks and leaves are crushing and rustiling below me. The frigid wind brushed up against my frightened face as I was running as fast as I could away from the huge forest. “HELP!!!!!” I screamed as I weaved in between Trees. I thought I lost him but I didn’t. I was terrified as I was sprinting through the towering corn field. I dashed left then right as the bear slowly caught up. I was screaming so loud. I was out of breath as I was watching the bear plunge towards me. Then I saw the base of a tree. I was climbing as fast as I could. Well the bear ran into the tree base.
“I guess bears are stupid.” I said to myself as I climbed higher. I saw a big black thing coming out of the tree then I noticed something… I WAS ON A POWERLINE!
I screamed in terror as I heard it echo as I was crying. I knew no one was going to come as I was in the middle of nowhere.
I was shaking as I tried to tell myself “It’s going to be ok.” but I was trembling. I was so scared, I was terrified! My lush brown hair was flapping in the breeze as the sun was starting to set. My green eyes glistened in the sun. I saw in the crumpled newspaper in my backpack that if you get stranded on a powerline DO NOT TOUCH TWO WIRES AT ONCE. Then I was terrified.
“Ugh!” I sighed as I rolled out of bed. It was Monday. School is boring on Mondays. I slowly walked down the stairs with my back slumped and my teal silk pajamas.
“Steve.” I said. He is my family's personal chef. “What's for breakfast?”
“Pancakes Emma.” Steve said back. I was excited, I love pancakes. I added so much syrup and it was like a human vacuum. I inhaled the pancakes. I went upstairs and brushed my teeth. I got dressed in a Fila crop top and black leggings and went downstairs. I put on my Air force 1’s and got into my family's Tesla and headed to school. There my crush Noah was standing on the black top waiting for me.
“Hi,” Noah said, smiling as always.
“Hello.” I said back.
“Mondays.” I said. “They suck.” Noah and I went to Math class as usual. We did lots of work other than a quiz. It was so Boring. The school day went by so slowly and was the worst.
“YES I’M HOME!” I screamed. Then the Doorbell rang
“Noah?!” I said. Then he kissed me.
It was amazing I have had a crush on Emma for a long time. It felt good.
“OMG!” Emma shrieked with joy. We sprinted into a Pine forest. Pine forest was behind Emma’s house and was a very dark forest.
“This looks scary!” Emma said with a tremble in her voice.
“It will be fine!” I said. We ran into the thicket of the forest and saw an old wooden cabin. With the front and back door open. “What the!” We both said at the same time. We started running as fast as we could towards the nearest street. We lost service about a half a mile back. We came up on a corn field and saw something on a powerline. We were petrified! The thing on the powerline looked like a human.
“A Bear?!” I said as we walked up to the pole.
“HELLO?!” I screamed at the thing on the powerline.
“Hi.” They said back.
“What's your name?” Emma said.
“Lilly,” said Lilly.
“Can you call 911 please!” Lilly said with a tremble.
“Sure !” I said.
“911 what’s your emergency?”
“There is a person on a powerline!”
“WHAT!” the operator said, confused. “We will send a fire truck.”
“Ok come as soon as possible.” Emma chimed in.
The fire truck came and got Lilly down; she was still shaking.
“Thanks guys.” lilly said as she chivred.
“You're welcome.” I said.
We went home and then we became good friends.
The Death Story
Story #1 Part 1
-Kylie(best friend of Alyssa)
Everything stopped, the wind vanished, all the cars🚙 are parked in their driveways and the birds🐦 have stopped chirping. I felt alone like the world had just broken into a million pieces. All of a sudden I got startled when my phone started ringing. It was the local police saying that my Mom had gotten into a traumatic car accident on the busy highway.
"The person behind her was on his phone and drove into the back of her car. The cop said that she had banged her head on her steering wheel and the airbag had exploded. The paramedics rushed her to the hospital but they were too late. She passed away minutes later. My dad and I were devastated and now we are getting ready to go to her funeral. We decided it was best for her to be buried in the ground in a spot where we would cherish and make sure that she was in a wonderful loving environment. We put her beside a rugged tall tree 🌲 that she would always take me to when I was a kid. We would tie a tire swing up onto our special branch where she would push me so high that I felt like I was flying in the sky. We had the funeral at the tree and we put many bouquets of her favourite flowers( rosie pink and blazing yellow orchids) by her grave. We said a few words and then watched a few videos of her. The chef that we hired made us my mom’s favourite meal which was small hamburger’s, caesar salad and chocolate milkshakes! Once the funeral was over we all headed over to my house just to have a little bit of an after party just to kind of remember that my Mom is still with us, even though she is underground by a tree.
We went swimming in my toasty pool. We have a huge rock wall that my mom bought for me when I was 7 and ½ years old that I jumped off of smack dab right in the pool. I have so many memorable memories that I have with my Mom that I just can’t forget. Once my family and friends had left my bestie Kylie and I convinced my Dad and her parents that we could have a sleepover tonight. Kylie and I pulled an all nighter and had so much fun!! We ate so much food and then played many games. Once the morning came Kylie’s Dad came to pick her up for lunch. For the rest of the day, my Dad and I just watched movies together so we were pretty lazy. For lunch my dad made hamburgers and french fries, and then for dessert we had ice cream sundaes 💗. We went swimming for the rest of the day until dinner came when we had chicken noodle soup. Tomorrow was school but my Dad let me stay home for the week since I don’t think I would get through the day thinking about my Mom. Kylie visited me everyday after school and kept on telling me that all my classmates wanted me to come back to school. I know that I still was 100% not ready. After that week passed I found out that my grandma was getting sick and was now in the hospital. My Dad and I were devastated and now I knew for sure that I wasn’t going back to school for the rest of the year. 🏫
It’s almost my 12th birthday and I decided to not have a party this terrible year. My Dad went along behind my back and surprised me with a birthday party. I got so mad at him that I ran away from home to sit on the jet black thin utility pole wires just to think. I knew that she would have been disappointed in me running away from home. Then all of a sudden, I started hearing this voice that sounded just exactly like my joyful Mother!! She was telling me that everything is ok and she is definitely not mad at me. She was telling me in her calming voice, to go back home and apologize to everyone. I told her no since Dad didn’t even talk to me about this. I told him that I didn’t want to have one this year since-
“Your grandma is in the hospital. I heard honey, I know.” replied Mom. “It’s not the same without you Mom and Grandma in the hospital.” “I get it Alyssa but you can’t just run away and yell at your Dad. He is just trying to make you happy. You still have to remember that you’re not the only one going through tough times. Your Dad is too.” You know what Mom, I think that I will go back to my lovely warm home and apologize to everyone!! That’s my girl, Tiffany calmly said, and then the voice went away. Once I got back home, everyone was so thankful that I returned. Dad pulled me aside and gave me a sincere apology but I told him “ No, I am the one who should be sorry. I was only focusing on Mom and Grandma, that I forgot you were going through the exact same thing. Now let’s go party and have an amusing amount of fun!!🎉 For the rest of the night we just ate snacks, opened gifts and watched movies/listened to music!! One of my
favourite gifts was from Kylie. She gave me a rose gold necklace with a heart keychain, and inside it was a picture of My Mom and I when I was at an awesome amusement park I went to for my 6th birthday!! To be honest, when I received that gift I kind of started crying[happy tears of joy]!😢
The day after my birthday Kylie came over and we went to get our nails and hair done at this amazing place called “Treat Yourself”. Then we went to this ginormous mall called “WestView”, and we got clothes👚, Ice cream🍨 and makeup(don’t tell my Dad we got it). As we were leaving the mall, Kylie asked me to put this blindfold on and don’t peek, or take it off. I was very very confused but I did what she told me to. Her Dad drove me to this location and then she helped me out of the car. We went into this store and could tell that it was very busy because of all the noises around me. When she finally took the blind fold off of me, I realized where I was and felt as if I was stuck, and couldn’t move. We were at the pet store so I could pick out a puppy to take home with me!!🐕 Apparently my Dad was chatting with Kylie’s Dad for a few weeks now, and he finally decided that I could get one. It took me about 10 minutes to find the right one and once I found this one, I knew that it was the right choice. I picked out this really tiny Maltease Pup that was snowy white and had an adorable little black nose, and jet black eyes. We found out that the dog was a boy and was only a month old!! Once we were done buying the food, getting a cage/bed, food and water bowls, and everything else a puppy needed +buying the puppy, we headed home to find a place for it to stay. We got a small grey bed with white fur in the middle, a shiny baby blue metal cage. Once we got him in the cage Kylie and I were trying to find/come up with a name for him. Something that would really suit him until I had thought of the perfect name!! “Toby!!” It was perfect!! We took Toby out of his cage and started to train him and play. Kylie and I were working on a collar design for Toby so then the workers at the pet store would send the design off for someone to then make it, and get shipped to our house. It was a sky blue with footballs🏈, soccer balls⚽, baseballs⚾ and tennis balls🎾 on either side, and then snowy white bubble letters which said “Toby”’ on it smack dab in the middle to match his fluffy fur! Below his name we put a metal collar thing that has his name and our phone number in case he ever got lost. We sent the design to the pet store and couldn’t wait until it was made😊😊 Kylie had taken the day off of school so then we could open up the package together and see what the collar looks like!! When we saw it, our mouths just dropped and then screamed “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!” It was the greatest thing we ever saw. We put it on Toby in a heartbeat and he looked amazing!! I picked him up very gently and carefully to show our Dad’s!! “ He looks amazing in it.” said our Dad’s. “ Do you think we could take Toby on a walk so he can get some fresh air??” I asked. “ Sure, that would be wonderful.” He would bark and try to chase a fluffy squirrel whenever we saw one and barked at all the cars and people that passed by. He met some other doggie friends on the way. Once we got back home, Kylie and I had a tiny snack and continued to play with Toby. As the sun started to disintegrate in the sky and the sky was dark blue, Kylie and her Dad had to go home for dinner since she has school tomorrow. She kept on asking me to come back but I knew I still needed some time.
The next day: Kylie sent me an email in the afternoon saying that my teacher Mrs. Hall was wondering if I wanted to do a little skype call with the class so I could say hi and talk a little bit with all my awesome classmates, so I agreed. I showed them my new Dog Toby and they all loved him!! Some People were asking how I was doing, if I was gonna come back to school and also wondering if Toby can do tricks. He can stand on his hind legs and jump, raise a paw, he knows how to retrieve and get, and he can roll over on his back!!🐾 once our call was done, dad was asking me how it went and if I changed my mind about going back. I still wasn’t so sure. Once my dad was doing his work, we ordered some chinese food and then had ice cream after.
About a week later we got a call from the hospital saying that my Grandma was getting a lot more sick and didn’t know how much longer that she would last. My dad and I looked at each other in shock with tears in our eyes. I was so upset that I ran away from home.. I went to sit on the utility pole wires, balling my eyes out. I sat there for hours, not realizing that Kylie would have been out of school 30 minutes ago. I was looking out at
the pine trees and rocky mountains until I heard a faint voice of some girl who was on the phone, and sounded very worried. As she came closer to me I realized that it was Kylie. She was on her bubble gum pink phone with my Dad who was trying to find me. I shouted out to her and when she saw me I heard her Say “ Oh thank God I found you. Your Dad and I were very scared that we would not be able to find you again. Even Toby was scared too. He was staring out the window and crying that he lost you. ``''Get down from there” Kylie said with her calming voice even though she sounded very mad at me. I safely got down and she gave me the biggest hug ever. She squeezed me so hard that I thought that I was going to explode like a grenade or a firework. She kept on asking me why I was up there and if I was ok, and how I got up there in the first place. I told her about Grandma and how she might not beat her sickness. Kylie hates it when i am upset so she told me that she would take the rest of the week off from school and we would have a girls week!! “ Did you already talk to our Dad’s and your Mom about this, I asked her??” “ Yeah, she told me excitedly, “ We have actually planned this for a while now.” I was very happy!!💖💕😍 We walked home together talking about all of the things that we should do. When we got home my Dad was so happy that I was back and gave me the biggest hug he has ever given me in my life.!!
The next day I got in my favourite outfit and favourite shoes. I wore my white air force ones , black socks, my light baby blue ripped jeans, my pastel teal and lavender purple crop top and a really cute snowy white jean jacket that actually matches Toby’s fur!! My Dad drove me over to Kylie’s house and her Mom did my hair. She made 2 french braids on either side of my hair and used pinky purple elastics on the bottom. She even curled the bottom of my hair that did not get braided. We all looked amazing in the end. We drove to a really big outdoor mall and did some shopping and then went to get our nails and feet done at this really cute place called Treat Yo-Self. We all got matching nails with white daisies on them. After that we went to this place to eat food called foodies and then bought a little makeup. Before we left the mall we went to buy some stuff for Toby, bought little bags that we would carry around and then jewelry!! I had the best day ever!!💕💗💖 Once we left the mall, Kylie’s Mom Maya drove us to an ice cream place called “ Ice Sorbet “. It was like a Yogurty’s kind of place since you could dish out your own ice cream using the puller’s. I got Mint Chocolate Chip, Mango and Strawberry Sorbet, and Chocolate with rainbow sprinkles on top. Kylie got Vanilla, Green Apple and Lemonade with gummies, and sprinkles/nerds. Her Mom got Strawberry Sorbet and Pralines and Cream with gummy fruit balls, and chocolate sprinkles!! They were delicious. When we got back to Kylie’s house, we had Pasta, corn + peas and pop😝😊 Then had a sleepover where we pulled another all nighter. We ate popcorn, gummies and a little chocolate!! During the movie we were watching, Kylie asked me, quietly, if I was gonna come back to school. I told her that I would think about it and have the answer once the sun is out. I thought about it all night and once the sun started to set, I had my answer. My answer was “ YES!! “ Kylie was so happy and couldn’t wait for me to come back. After that week I was ready to go back. I wore my jet black ripped jeans, black socks, black air force ones, a pastel purple short sleeve and a turquoise sweater. Once I got back, everyone was so happy to see me again. As I entered my classroom there was a huge welcome back sign, rainbow colored balloons and even cupcakes. For the rest of the day we had so much fun!! When I got home I told my Dad about everything that had happened and he was thrilled. After having a little snack before dinner my dad got a call from the hospital that my grandma was saying that she had beat the sickness!! We were amazed. I guess my life wasn’t that miserable after all:)
Just remember if you are ever going through a rough time, just remember that you have friends, social workers and family to always go to for help/comfort!!
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