I stared at him, unwilling to process that my baby brother was in a tiger pen. I looked around frantically, everything was chaos. People shouting, people crying. Mum was a mess, telling Eucalyptus to come back.
It’s gonna be too late, I thought hectically. I quickly made my decision. I boosted myself over the fence. I quickly picked him up. I was only ten steps away from the fence, I could make it!
I held tight to Cal, “Hold on.”
I heard a growl, I turned around slowly. The tiger was blocking our escape. I took a breath and ran.
Nellie shook her head in exasperation. Her brother, Eucalyptus, had chosen another “white” christmas movie. Since she was Australian, she couldn’t really relate and they usually weren’t half bad but it was the eleventh one he had chosen.
“Nellie” Eucalyptus whispered.
“I wanna honey sandwich.” Nellie glanced over and sighed. She couldn’t say no but luckily he was very independant.
He wasn’t like most kids. All energetic and excitement, like a 100% charged-battery. Cal wasn’t hurried to do stuff, he would rather grab a book and curl in bed with Nellie and be read to till he fell asleep.
I trudged behind my Mum, who had taken me to a mountain town. The only good things were the food and the store. It was called “The Aussie Christmas Store”. I had raided the shelves but Mum wanted to stay a longer so I had to lug fifty-bajillion bags up a mountain because Mum refused to go to the car.
I blinked back into reality when I saw a sad looking statue. Most would say scary but it looked lonely to me. I quickly made a decision and as I left, I looked behind me and there was a stature with an Aussie Santa.
Harper’s hands shook as she held her mother’s Treasure Box.
It had been eleven years since that conversation took place. She had been hiding in the cupboard unable to move.
“Take my treasures. They are too dangerous,” my mother whispered.
“But where would we hide it all, Millie? Not all of your treasures are in that box.”
I didn’t know who that man was. Harper opened the box and inside was a piece of paper. She unfolded it with and read it.
Seek out the man, my brave little warrior. You have gifts…he will explain. And please don’t hide in the cupboards!
G’day, my name’s Sydney but I feel I am going to have an interesting life so I wanted to record memoir my life.
My town celebrates New Year’s differently. We write stuff on paper- crushes, hopes, curses- and chuck them into the bonfire.
Well on that night I was with my best-friend, Kylie, swimming in the big lake when they lit the bonfire. The flame was an indigo colour and I think I saw a shadowy person retreat from the fire. It turned to me and it white, glowing eyes.
If anything interesting happens tomorrow then I’ll do another entry.
Hazel and Reyna. Reyna and Hazel. The inseparable twins. Bestfriends at birth. The perfect match.
I was petting our pet cat, Garlic, when Reyna marched in our room. An army march. Which was obvious she was in the army.
“I’m going to fight in the war.” she blurted out.
“You’re not going to got!” I yelled, after a moment of shock.
“It’s my life Hazel!” she yelled, “I could make a difference!”
“I-I thought you would understand!”
She turned around and as the door slammed, I knew that I just might’ve lost her in more ways than one.
Detective Saskia Green had received a call from the chief of police. A body was discovered at Thánatos Lake. When Saskia arrived she saw a crowd of police around someone.
“He was found with a chain around his arms to drown him. We took him out and tried to…” the chief stopped, “He was gone.”
The police let me through with…an apology? As I laid my gaze on the body I realised why. With platinum blonde hair and pine green eyes…Will Green…my baby brother.
I fell to my knees. I started to scream, screaming and pleading for him to wake.
The jade-coloured stone rested between my collar bones. Its warmth and memories gave me strength to march through the days with my head held high. Its engraved swirls looked like the ocean.
I found it in a little shop in Bright. They had different auras which helped with stuff. Like confidence or organisation. But I liked this little jade-coloured one. I don’t exactly remember what my aura thing was. It was either friendship or family. Whatever it was, I think it helped. Because whenever I am lonely or sad or angry…
I can think of that little shop in Bright.
I couldn’t believe I was finally getting married to Camilla. I wrung my hands together. I shouldn’t be nervous, this law change was needed. Cam’s family hadn’t met me yet because they lived overseas and while they did fly over here, they weren’t able to meet me. Hopefully their accepting? I quickly finger combed my hair and gripped my dress as I walked down the aisle. Surprised whispers flooded the room. After the shocked wedding, I gripped Camilla’s hand and whispered, “So, what lies ahead of this?”
She shrugged, “All I know is that I love you, Ruby.”
(Not part of 100WC) The Gay Marriage Vote is coming up and I fully support it even if I am too young to vote. Everyone I know is supporting gay marriage and you should to!
“You know what happened on the weekend?” I asked my little brother, Mathy, “Me and Sally…you know that girl with the blondish hair?”
“The one you call you bestie?”
“Yeah, anyway me and Sally saw this huge shadow in the trees at the park and we followed it. It was making these huge noises and then we saw it and it looked like a huge dog but with wings and then it took two steps on the grass and jumped into the sky and flew away!”
Mathy thought about it. “Really?”
“…Nah!” I said.
“I knew it!” he shrieked happily.