1. I began to write in the fifth grade about some friends. 2. At night my brain thinks about stories and what’s going to happen next. Writing let’s my imagination let loose. 3. My goal for writing is to write books and series.
Chapter 1: The Test is About to Begin
"Ugh...." Judy said as she sat in her chair, the hot sun giving her a beautiful tan. "I'm supposed to be on tour today! AND POST ON INSTAGRAM!"
Judy Rivers was the most popular person in the state, Mintha. They lived in Gashy, a big country.
"Come on. Relax a little. ACTUALLY PANICCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!" Raina screamed. She was the girl who overthinks things and worried a lot, mainly because she gets a lot of hate. Raina Erla was Judy's friend, to everyone's surprise. Raina was also famous, almost as famous as Judy. She struggles with much anxiety that many don't know.
"Stop worrying!" Lindsay Viali said, who, too, was famous. She was richer out of them all, the kindest, and the prettiest."How about some water to cool the nerves and anger down?"
Everyone burst into laughter. The laughter soon evaporated into the air as the announcement called for the third time.
"ALL TEENS! IT IS YOUR TURN TO COME TO THE SPARING TEST! AGES 13-17! YOU HAVE 30 MINUTES, OR BE A SPARE AUTOMATICALLY!"
"Hey guys.." I said from behind a tree. I listened the ENTIRE time. The Famous Popular Trio were bullies and they bully me. My name is Maddie, Maddie Lin."Mr. Jetts wants you guys to return to the practice sparing test. We have to go soon."
"Get lost, FREAK!" Judy shouted at me.
It's true. I am a freak. I can make people have certain emotions and anytime and can read minds, and photographic memory. I don't know why necessarily. "Oh. Well um. Bye...."
I let a shaky breath out and pretended to walk away. I went back to the tree and opened my mind to Judy's first.
That FREAK! ugh...why can't I be like that. No DON'T be jealous...but everyone loves her and her powers...why can't dad just revive himself....
Omg. Is that the same Judy, the one who hates me, but now, jealous of me? I smiled. I focus on my breathing and sent all my jealousy to her, hitting the invisible jealousy, only I can see it, hitting her in the head. The green ejecting out of me to her.
"I'm SO jealous of Maddie." Judy said and clapped her hand onto her mouth.
"What?" Lindsay asked.
"Do you have a fever? Are you okay?" Raina said.
I glided away to the Spare Practice area.
"Any luck?" Mr. Jetts asked me. I shook my head. "Well you should get there soon. You should stay here forever."
"I'd miss you." I said, never wanting to say it out loud. Mr. Jetts assured me I'd be fine and left.
I, being 17, drove to the area. I saw the white lamborghini pull up, the windows down, the wind making dark brown hair fly in the wind.
It was Lindsay, Raina, and Judy. I glared at the car as they scrolled on their phone for a bit.
The building was grand and white. I didn't want this to happen. Astronauts have found a new "Earth" for people to be in years ago, now the Earth is facing overpopulation. People think they can send people, who shouldn't stay, there. Robbers and bad people are going there.
"I heard a mother and father went away and the poor child has no family. He's in orphan now!" I heard someone say. I breathed in and out, I wasted lots of energy doing that to Judy. I opened my mind to her.
Mom and dad are gone...Jeremy won't survive on his own...I better pass or he will be an orphan...
I felt horrible. I used the last of my energy to send her hope, the gold ejecting towards her hitting her heart. The girl smiled at the person next to her, crossed her fingers, and went in.
I walked in with shaking legs. I felt extremely dizzy and another headache starting. I went where the big sign said 17 YEAR OLDS HERE! and sat down on one of the seats. I wanted to faint, my vision blurring.
Not now I thought. I opened my eyes to see the same girl from before.
"Hi. I'm Alyssa. Who are you?" she asked.
"Oh umm. It's uhh Maddie." I said quietly.
"Looks like we are together for the test! Well sitting next to each other." Alyssa said, smiling from ear to ear.
I wanted to open my mind to her, see if she truly wanted to be my friend. It would be impossible though, I might collapse. No one wanted to be my friend, only wanted to because they wanted to help me not be lonely or just joking.
30 Minutes Later......
"Okay. That concludes it. The spares are now already there." Boomed the voice of a 6 foot tall man with huge muscles.
Chapter 2: The Glass-like Bow
Layla stared, confused at what she just witnessed. She was about to scream when the words reappeared. This time, Layla read as fast as she could:
It got cut off.
She panicked. She closed the journal shut and threw it across her room.
"Layla? What is this?" Her stepfather asked as he came in and stumbled upon the journal. "You know writing is useless. Cleaning, dancing, and cooking are what men like." He picked it up and was about to flip the pages when Layla sprinted to grab it.
"It's nothing Father." she hid beneath her dark hair and put the journal on her bed. "Anyways, I must be off. I have to get the bouquet for Lady Lauren. She wants them for her kitchen." she said.
Her stepfather left, satisfied with Layla's answer. Her stepfather wanted the girls to marry rich, they could own property and have beautiful children. Layla never like that, she wanted to go out and explore.
Layla put away the journal, securly, and drifted to the garden. The garden had wonderful marble statues everywhere, and a sea of colors. Arrays of flowers were laid out, in color order.
She picked up the teal blue flowers, around 10, and made her way to the white flowers. She picked the white flowers and sprinkled them in the bouquet.
After 2 minutes, Layla gave up. She sat down, hopelessly, on the bench. Layla sighed and walked off to Lady Lauren's house. She had a lavender house, quite odd in the area they lived in.
Layla knocked on door and patiently waited. The flowers were in the basket, tied together. Lady Lauren opened the door with her dazzling smile.
"How lovely Layla! Here is the necklace I owe you." Lady Lauren said and presented the beautiful necklace which sparkled in the sunlight.
"No, it's fine! Really!" Layla said, feeling bad getting the necklace for just a bouquet she spent 2 minutes on.
"Well, you need something. Hold on! Let me get something really quick." Lady Lauren shut the door and ran inside. Layla smiled. Lady Lauren always found something, always made everyone happy. "Here."
Lady Lauren was panting. She opened her palm to reveal a beautiful bow. Layla gasped. It was clear with pearls all around it. It gave the glass-like effect when she held it up to the light.
"It's sooooo pretty!" Layla told her. Lady Lauren smiled and put it in her hair. Lady Lauren grabbed the bouquet and quickly shut the door before Layla gave it back.
Layla skipped home, something so childish, but fun. When she reached her house her shoulders drooped down and her smile was wiped from her face.
"I wish I can just LEAVE THIS PLACE!" Layla shouted, very unlike her, and kicked the ground her new heels. The heels looked like a disaster from all the skipping. "These dumb heels!"
A dog? Layla thought. Mother and Father would never accept such a request.
In reality, Layla always wanted a dog. She and Kayla begged their mother and father to get one, but her father was deathly allergic to one.
A fluffy white dog emerged from the bushess, covered in leaves.
"Darling! No! Sit! Stay!" Kayla, Ruby, and Charlotte's voices all called.
Layla knelt down and grabbed the dog, put in the basket, and pet it. It was frightened from all the yelling her sisters caused.
"Layla?" Kayla said as she saw us. She looked frightened, almost as if she was embarrassed she cared for such a creature.
"It's fine. What's her name?" Layla said excitedly.
"Oh. It's Darling." Kayla said cautiously. It was clear she was embarrassed. Ruby ran in and broke the trance Kayla was in.
"DARLING!" Ruby shrieked in her high-pitched voice. Layla beamed at Darling. Who knew such an animal can look so sweet and cute and small.
Chapter 1: The Deep Maroon Red Journal
Layla laughed as she swung from the grand tree. Her pale blue blue eyes shining in the sunlight. In the air, she looked like she was flying, gracefully flying. When she landed she met her sister's eyes. The dark, almond, brown eyes she was used to seeing, and the freckles sprinkled on her face.
"Mother told you not to jump anymore" Kayla said, crossing her arms and smirking, almost like she knew Layla was in trouble. Layla never was in trouble, she was the kindest girl in the area, always helping others and caring for animals. This was the one thing she would ever get in trouble for. "Mother!" she called.
"Kayla! Why did you do that?" Layla shouted at her. Her mother, Raina, walked in, her sapphire eyes and freckles looking gorgeous with her silky black hair.
"What is it Kayla?" she asked at her sister. "Is everything okay?"
"No Mother. It unfortunately isn't. Layla here jumped off the tree again." she said, trying to sound proper. Their parents were very rich, very rich indeed. They wore dresses everyday and drank tea and ate cookies when guests came over.
Layla's wispy pink dress was as clean as can be, her hair in the same bun, her makeup the exact same. It looked as if she never jumped off the tree.
"Layla. Is this true?" Raina asked suspiciously. Her eyebrows raised.
"No Mother. It isn't true." Layla said delicately.
Raina scoffed. She was clearly mad at Kayla, not Layla. She left, her hair swishing from side to side. Kayla yelled at her sister and stormed off in fury.
Layla laughed. She loved how she could get away with anything really. She walked into the mansion. She walked into the giant mess inside too. Her mother and sister were yelling at each other, her stepfather was ordering servants to clean faster, the servants were sweating and hurrying around the house, and Charlotte was chasing Ruby. Charlotte was the 3rd child, Ruby was the 4th child of the Evaline's.
Layla was the 2nd child, Kayla was the oldest out of the bunch. It was almost always chaos in the house.
Gliding past everyone, she went up the stairs, her heels clicking the stairs at a steady rhythm. Her room was massive. She had a huge canopy bed, an entire table for makeup with a mirror, 4 closets, and a work space. The first closet was for shoes, the second closet was for accessories, the third closet was for dresses, part of the fourth closet was more dresses, and the other part of the fourth closet was tights and sweaters.
She opened a drawer. Inside was an old journal full of stories, a deep maroon red journal. she grabbed her pen and flipped through the pages. Her deceased father had written stories he never published, he instead started a business. Each day I read a page, the journal having thousands of pages filled out. With my pen I made notes and annotated the stories on the side.
Today was page 11 chapter 1 of a book he called Wizo the Wizz of the Wizarding Wizzing. The title was odd, but the story, so far, was spectacular. She started reading the page:
"Wizo! You dumb-dumb! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT! YOU RUINED EVERY SINGLE THING OF THIS BELOVED-
It got cut off.
"What!?!" she said, puzzled. A moment before the words were there, but as she read it evaporated or sunk into the journal.
Acrostic Poem 3
Sorry it's been a while
R ain is
A wesome to some and
I ncredibly bad for
N ot just humans but animals,
Y et rainy days are normal
P eople who
U sually love you so
M uch, are the
P eople who are
I nspiring, and are
N ow happy
Acrostic Poem 1
Hey! This is the poem for today...
P oems are
K ind for
Jirting is gone
The Wintlow has won. It's over. Nothing can get better.
The Wintlow was a group who destroyed, smashed, and defeated everyone. Now the choice was hanging in the air. Go join them and live, my family and friends safe or stay and risk dying and family and friends might get killed.
I thought. Biting my nails, twirling my hair in between my sweating fingers, trembling from the cold winds brushing my entire body.
I decided: I would join....
I walked to their meeting place. The place they told hostages, like myself, to meet if they change their minds. The night was starting to fade. I ran and ran, panted and sweated, even in the cold. Tears flowed from my eyes everytime I thought of my partners.
"Your safe now Rynta." said a voice as I entered. As his face and body were in view, I gasped. He was my dead friend Fienly. I nodded cooly as he said, "I know. I'm sorry. Really, you are safe though."
"I thought you died. I cried for weeks!" I said tears now spilling from eyes onto my cheeks. He looked ashamed of himself and hugged me.
The morning rose. People started trooping down the halls, opening doors, greeting others, and going to the training area.
"TRAINING AREA IMMEDIATELY!" boomed a voice, flooding the halls with it's echo. Whispers filled the space and footsteps walked towards the door.
I followed, not really sure what I was doing. The room was incredibly big, bigger than our training area. Rows and rows of guns, swords, clubs, and daggers were spread on the floor, one on each circle three feet apart from the others. I picked a club, not seeing how dangerous it could really be.
"So! Want the good news first or the bad news first?" said a voice laughing. He walked out in full body suit that was black with X's everywhere. Nobody had the chance to answer as he said, "Good news.......WE WON!!!!! Jirting is GONEEEEEE!"
Cheers and applauses were the only sounds now. A heartbreaking, melancholy feeling washed over me. But some happiness was inside of me as I thought of how I got away and how now my family is safe. As I was about to smile, I remembered about what was to happen. Now the bad news....
"Bad news. Captain Likiv, Fring, Sequi, Wefy, and Vilg have sadly passed away...our best warriors!" he looked bummed as he said it and so did everyone. I was kinda happy, but didn't let it show.
Later everyone started swinging clubs, slashing invisible people with swords, stabbing the air with daggers, and shooting with the guns onto moving targets. I swung my club as hard as possible, remembering that people only win if they knock out the opponent, not if they won.
"LAST MINUTE THING!" shouted the same man, running in from the door. "NEW ARMY! NAMED GIRFY! FIGHTTTTTTT!"
Girfy!!! GIRFY! I glanced at Fienly who smiled at me innocently. Girfy was our backup plan in case anything happened. We trained our best warriors for it, so in case the not the best warriors die, we have extra and better warriors.
I snuck out the window with Fienly and joined Girfy, smiling as I ran to them and hugging my partners.
NOW. We fight. As one.
I just tried lol
The pain buzzed
the body was
of a boy who was born
The Leaf That Is Gone
The green leaf was now red. It later went from red to brown, cracks everywhere. The crackling sound, when the wind came, frightened the small children. As the leaf grew lonely and sad, it fell. It fell from the branch with it’s friends, down and down until it touched the soft grass. One of the children picked it up, examined it, and crunched it. All the remains of the horrible incident was small chunks of dry leaf.