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On Tuesday 9th December an old man who was 50 was walking by a clock, when he heard a woman’s voice shouting for assistance, she sounded very frightened. The old man thinks the voice is coming from behind the clock. He calls the police before he goes to investigate for himself
“RUN” screamed Jack anxiously, as the big, old, decrepit clock plummeted down, like a space ship coming into orbit. Lilly jumped over the old rusty benches.
“It’s coming “Lilly yelled, terrified. The ground behind them cracked in half. The clock got closer and closer. BANG! The clock reached the ground Jack and Lilly stopped in shock. It had shattered into millions of pieces. The hands soared across the bright blue sky. They thought it was all over. But they had no idea what was waiting for them in all the rubble…
I woke up and everything had stopped. A clock stood tall and strong and that had stopped too. Suddenly, the ground began to evaporate. Then a zombie shot out of the ground and then another and another. The dark, gloomy city of Pennsylvania was covered in zombies. Suddenly, I heard a sound like a woman screaming. I realized it was my girlfriend. I sprinted to my house and grabbed my AK47 and shot down hundreds of zombies. Meanwhile my girlfriend was turned into a zombie. I was surrounded” what will I do?” I thought. I felt a zombie’s disgusting mouth on my arm. I thought
” WILL I SURVIVE!?!”
Thunder roared! Rain smashed against the window violently! I sat there, freezing, watching TV. Suddenly, the TV went static, then, surprisingly, screen shook. “M-mum!” I yelled, something’s wrong with the TV!” I started to shiver. The windows rattled. The ground started to shake! I gripped the sofa in fright. What was going on? Bravely, I stood up, and crept towards the window (inside, however, I felt like a cat been chased by a dog.) Nervously, I looked out the window. The clock tower was glowing! Then, unexpectedly, lightning fired out from it! But it didn’t fire upwards. It fired at me …
“AHH!!” I shrieked. I was on the floor, and I seemed to be smoking! My breath went heavy, and my ears rung .I was in … a graveyard … Terrified, I stood up, and looked around. One of the coffins had its lid off. The body was gone…
I looked up at the gloomy, decrepit clock. It had stopped. It wasn’t the only thing. I froze. Next, the floor beneath my aching feet began to evaporate. Suddenly, I fell deeper than you ever could imagine.
Thoughts were racing through my mind as my gooey blood turned cold. My breath got heavier also my heart was panting like a wolf.
Suddenly I hit a soft, wet surface. I breathed fresh air I could also feel wet, fresh grass. I told myself what just happened? I opened my stiff eyes. From a distance I saw an old figure waddling towards me.
The constant ticking had stopped. As I looked up at the clock, I realized that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped.
The birds, frozen, like a skyline painting.
The wind, once whipping and howling, now fell silent.
“What the…” I murmured. I turned around on the spot like a spinning top. It was deathly quiet, the calm before the storm.
And then I was falling.
The ground surrounding me, previously solid and strong, crumbled. I yelled, a sound that I knew would never reach anyone’s ears.
“Oof!” I hit something solid, my breath knocked out of my lungs. I looked around.
There was no doubt about it. I was back in Hell, more specifically, Lucifer’s Cage.
My name is Allie Donegen.
And I am a demon.
I walked bravely onto the battlefield (inside however I was nervous). I readied my sword up into the air and as soon as I slammed it down onto my opponent, I froze. I looked at the rusty, old clock. It had stopped.
A dark decrepit figure ventured out of nowhere. Suddenly, a clock appeared. I went up the ancient staircase. I froze.
“WWW what is this place?” I bellowed. The shadow of a devious man emerged from the clock door. I walked into the prehistoric ruins. Inside was a shimmering gem. I was blinded by the beauty as I almost lay my hands upon it. At that moment, a voice whispered in my ear. “You shall not touch that gem or face obliteration!”
I was slowly walking down the busy street, but suddenly everything went dark, everything froze. Swiftly, I turned round staring in the face of the clock tower. At this point I realised I wasn’t the only thing that froze. Distant noises began. They got louder and louder. There was a dark shadow in the reflection of the bright window.
“H-hello, is anyone there?” I whispered frantically.
Scared and shocked, cold and icy, I slowly turned around. No one was there. I was left staring at the dark misty sky. When suddenly I felt a hand, which was cold, rest on my shoulder…
As soon as Alfie entered his house he knew that something was wrong. He couldn’t find his younger brother; usually he was playing on his Xbox. Today, he wasn’t anywhere to be seen. The truth was more chilling than anyone knew. Alfie called to his mum and asked where his brother was. “Your brother? You don’t have a brother”. Alfie was puzzled, he had a brother. Then it struck him, time had gone backwards. He saw his clock and touched it… People stopped talking and moving. The world stopped spinning on its axis. The stars stopped shining and the mice stopped squeaking…
“We have to get there in time.” shouted Rosie as loud as she could.
I sprinted to St George’s station I looked at the time it had stopped.
“OH NO” wailed Rosie.
“Why did it have to STOP” screamed Rosie angrily.
Rosieran and ran up and down streets until she was out of breath. Outside she felt thrilled. (Inside however, she felt angry.)
“W-w-w was that? Who is there?”
She took 2 steps forward. A voice whispered.
“Don’t come forward or you will get badly hurt.
“Why will I” muttered Rosie.
“You just listen to me”
“NO” shouted Rosie in danger.
She took 5 steps backwards. The door slammed closed behind me…
“Mum what is the time? Mum what is the time? “I better see what is going on. Furious and apprehensive, peaceful and miserable, I went to my mum. But she was frozen. I went bravely to the door (inside however I felt very worried). I looked from the window, but she wasn’t the only person that was frozen. The whole world was. I wish I knew what to do?
“I can see you” whispered a voice “I know what you can do to stop the world. You need to get a book and read it to the magic clock before the moon comes…
Thrilled and excited, nervous and scared, he walked towards the old, decrepit clock. He thought he was brave (inside however, he felt like a chicken). Slowly, he lifted his head. A shadowy figure danced through the mist. CREAK! A door opened. A cadaverous, gloomy figure freakishly hobbled through the haggard door out into the dark night. Jack, who is quite brave, stared at the clock above the door. Some people walked by; others started to stare to. BANG! “What’s happened!” screamed Jack in anguish. He started to panic.
Hesitantly, I grabbed my phone to check the time. I called my friend. “where were you last night”, I asked Robert.
He replied,”I was at pizza hot”. Oh its 12 o clock. Quickly, I ran outside. Why is it 3 o’clock its 12 I’m sure? Why has everyone stopped? Hello I said they look like zombies, again I said Hello. Perspiring and nervous, anxious and worried I stepped inside I felt brave (however inside I was Terrified
Bored, warm and lonely, I walked through the big and full busy town. And I saw this thing from far away. I went closer and closer…
It was starting to get dark. I froze. That was the best thing I had ever seen. A clock that glows and sparkles in at night, it was changing colours.
“Wow”, I said happily to myself. I took some lovely pictures. Then I went home.
Later on, I looked through my window and saw that something was going on. As quick as a flash I sprinted to the clock and I saw that the colours had stopped working. Until, the next night I went to the clock and it still wasn’t working. Like someone was inside it…
I gazed up at the old, ancient clock. Suddenly, the clock rumbled, as it did it began to grow, I was trembling in terror! I ran away in fear as the clock grew bigger and transformed into the portal! Frozen and shocked, gob smacked and horror struck, I began to sprint. Running bravely to show that I was not scared (inside however, I was petrified).I fell. My knees buckled. I was stuck. My grip began to weaken and I began to slide along the floor. Shocked, I franticly lashed out to grab a rock. It was no use…
”AAHHH”, screamed a civilian as they were sucked up into the portal. Then I was sucked up as well. I was in another Dimension…
Suddenly, I woke up. I looked up at the decrepit, cadaverous clock. It gloomed with fright, everyone froze. For a minute I thought it was a dream. Then I realised it wasn’t. Bravely, I walked outside to the cadaverous clock. I froze. It froze. I was petrified…..
“Is there anyone there?” I whimpered. I shook with fear. Suddenly the hand of the clock turned into a blue portal. A demented figure appeared out of the decrepit portal. It had eight eyes just like a spider. It had green slime all over it. It jumped off the cadaverous clock. The ground danced. It mumbled “Battle me or I will destroy your world!” He walked towards me. I answered back “I WILL BATTLE YOU!” I yelled with anger…
Aimee Macia opened the chest that once belonged to her Great Grandmother. She turned the mysterious handle that was on the side of the box, and a tune suddenly started up. Moments later, everything was deadly silent, as if time itself had stopped. The wind outside had stopped blowing the old tree, and when Aimee looked outside, the Church Hall Clock had completely stopped! Which only meant, Aimee’s Grandmother’s chest had a power to stop time itself…
“Mom I am going to be late where my tie is. I shouted.
” It’s on the desk. “Yelled his mom.
Steve stormed out of the door. He went past the old, decrepit clock, which was very well known, it had been there for ages! After a while, I walked right across the clock (inside however I was petrified) then as quick as a flash it scooped me up! It felt like I was travelling through space. I landed with a thud! Everything was cold a blanket of darkness surrounded me. A shiver rattled down my spine. Suddenly, ghostly figure drifted towards me their arms outstretched. I had joint the afterword…
Slowly, Alfie Jennies woke up from his lovely sleep at 3 in the morning. ”SHHH, can you here that? ‘Whispered Alfie to his brother Jack.
”What is it’ Jack groaned.
Scared and worried, frightened and shocked, Alfie could here banging and crashing. His hand tensed up; he opened the curtains and gazed out of the window. Alfie went outside. Quickly, he ventured outside into the thick, dense fog. He looked up nervously at the clock. He immediately knew were to go. Quietly, he walked in the abandoned, giant clock. He knew what was going on. Demons were messing about. They saw him. Alfie froze. The Demons started to chase him, sadly Alfie got eaten…
I was freezing cold as o stared at the old decrepit clock. I saw a shadow rush by near the clock. Bravely, I walked towards the ancient crumbling clock (inside however, I was terrified!)
Terrified, I walked two steps closer as I was inches away from the creepy clock.
Suddenly, the clock started to shake, I ran away from the clock as fast as I could! The clock began to walk towards me, I was petrified…
Terrified and shocked I sprinted as far away from the clock as I could get. The clock was as grey as the sky on a cold rainy morning.
“Stop running” whispered a voice from behind me, I froze and so did everyone else for a minute or 2
Startled, Peter jumped up. Shaking with fear, he gazed over the rusty, dirty, haggard railing. Everything had stopped…
Shocked and terrified, confused and baffled, he sluggishly turned around to become face to face with an ancient clock. Bravely, Peter edged forwards towards the clock (inside however his heart was sinking). Peter, who was a bit of a wuss, reached out to touch the decrepit clock but jumped back.
“ARR!” Peter yelled in anguish. He saw me! As smoke danced in the air, I pulled my repulsive mask over me pale white face and ran…
Cold and lonely, heartbroken and miserable, I cautiously trembled through the bare, decrepit street. Then I stopped…
Glaring into the foggy distance, I quickly spotted an old cadaverous building. I was like a moth looking at a bulb. I walked towards it bravely (inside however, I was petrified). Nervously, I swiftly glided towards to rusty, sickening gate. I yanked at the greasy bars until it creaked open. It was pitch black, and felt as if I’d closed my eyes. I heard an eerie ghost like noise which was extremely creepy, and made me jump out of my blizzard like skin. I galloped towards the unpleasant door as a chill ran down my spine. Then I saw it…
David walked mostly to a clock. He kicked the door open.”Stop hiding!”Shouted, David, Give her back. No I won’t mumbled a thick voice. That is coming from the shadows. The door slammed shut. The figure appeared. “Oh no”, whispered David, aaaahhh now David is in …
Tick-tock goes the clock… usually. I saw the clock, it was exactly six, but it didn’t chime. Time had stopped, actually everything but me, had stopped. I was scared something strange had happened. DDUUNN DDUUNN DDEERR!!!!!!!!! I saw something moving and ran over to it. It was Superman! “What’s going on?” I asked. “Hi, I’m Superman. The super heroes are looking for helpers. We’ve stopped time and only super heroes are still able to move.” replied Superman. He told me to grab his hand; he flew to the super heroes’ main base. They gave me an outfit. Trained me to fly; shoot; defend and help people. I got to decide my own power; I chose to breathe under water. They called me ‘Water Woman’. I liked the name and was extremely proud of it. I saved thousands of people’s lives and became famous. My life was never the same again
One day when I was in Blackpool I looked up at the clock and it stopped I looked around all the people were stood still .I looked at the sea and that stopped I found my mum and she was stood still not blinking I tried to wake her up but she wouldn’t. I was the only person that wasn’t stood still nothing started ever again.
Nadine Robberts 11
It was a normal Saturday morning in Miami, the sky was blue but the sea was rough.
Suddenly the sea was flat, not moving a bit. I looked up at the clock and realized that it
wasn’t the only thing that stopped! I was in my short shorts and singlet walking down to the beach with my surf board as soon as I got in the water was when I realized that the sea had froze and everyone around me did too I was the only thing that could move! My board was
stuck on the water so I got off it and walked to shore even though I fell like 1,000 times because
it got turned into ice. I ran home to see my mum frozen eating breakfast but then I heard someone screaming “HELP!” I ran outside to see my 2 year old brother Jackson…
Jenna Allanson 9
The clock had stopped, all the village had melted because it was night so there were no LIGHT. But there was one baby animal that was still standing it was called Annabelle. And he said “aaaahhhhh, were is everybody “she cried even here mum melted but then Annabelle realized that it was only her village. But then she looked at her watch and it never stopped. And then she said to herself “why don’t I just put a watch on everybody and then she did, and everything was back to normal.
James Allanson 7
At school it was a normal day but the clock stopped
everyone stopped. But a boy called Bobby didn’t stop which was strange, he went to his friends house and his friend was called Jake and his friend wasn’t stopped he was walking to Bobby. Jake said
“were is your mum she’s stopped” Bobby said “let’s go to school and see if the pupil’s have stopped.”
that’s strange they can move and then every thing was back to normal.
Orin Quigley and Jackson Carr 11 & 12
When I woke up I heard a BANG! So I went downstairs and opened the door to find people were shouting, ‘The clock has stopped!’
“What are you talking about?”
“It is not WORKING!”
I looked up at the clock and they were right, it wasn’t working. And the cars weren’t moving. The shops were shut.
I had no idea what this was going to happen to sleepy little Bedlington.
Let’s solve this mystery guys! Get all your friends to solve this with me, let’s do this thing! Meet me at my house straightaway, get your gear now!!!
Kieran Cave and Tyler Williamson 12 & 11
The clock wasn’t the only that wasn’t working. Cars had stopped, and my lights were turning on and off. I tried to stop it but it would not work.
I got an electrician but he didn’t know how to fix this kind of thing.
I got ready and then suddenly all my lights just turned off with nobody else in the house! I heard a voice laughing, “Mwahahaha!”
I looked around with my flashlight but there were only two little mice. But who had laughed? Was I losing my marbles?
I went downstairs and there was food on the floor, my money gone and my back door was glowing with hand prints. Whoever had been in my house had stolen the key for my 18 carat gold clock.
I went outside and saw the man. He wouldn’t get away from me! I got him and the police took him away!
I stared up at the clock. It had just hit 12:00.I waited for everyone to come rushing in a stampede. There was no sound. I looked at the clock once more. I wondered why the hands were spinning in every direction like a compass. I strolled back home and turned on the TV. The screen stayed blank. A tear rolled down my check. I looked around. Despite nobody being around at the bus stop I had to walk bye myself. Dark clouds gathered around me. Rain poured down from the sky. I look down in disappointment. I really wanted to ask someone what was going on. Too bad I couldn’t find anyone to help me.
It started at first when not just the world stopped spinning, the clocks stopped and everyone froze. Then birds stopped chirping in the trees, swings stopped swinging and then planes stopped flying in the sky. I was the only one alive in the world. When I walked down the streets, I felt like my ears were blocked and my breathing stopped. It started to get dark and cloudy. I ran home as quickly as I could to find out the answer, the answer to why this was happening. I tried to do some browsing on the computer but I could not find anything to do with this. I lost power then the computer turned off. I stared at the black screen wondering what was going to happen next.
The whole world suddenly stopped. All around me were stiff people even the big Ben had stopped ticking. I went further down the street still no answers it was a nightmare. The worse bit was it was lunch and I was starving. I started to think about it. Had I done something wrong to cause this disaster? ‘I have to find out’ I said out loud even though nobody could hear me.
The Big Ben struck 12:00.Everthing was silent. Even the birds weren’t chirping; my legs were shacking. There was nobody moving-they were as stiff as a stone. A tear dripped as slow as a snail down my cheek. I felt like I was on a deserted Island nothing was around. The only person I could rely on was me.
Jamie Sampson and Callum Devlin 111
It was a day like no other.
All of a sudden, everything had stopped after the clock broke.
Everyone was outside in confusion when a gremlin dropped out of the sky from the alien ship swooped down to come and get it.
It seemed like there was a link between the standstill and the aliens’ arrival. For some reason, we were the only people that weren’t affected.
The space craft was abducting the frozen citizens.
We tried to hide in a Subway filled with sandwiches and frozen statues of gremlins. We tried to run and run with a lot of sandwiches but the space ship chased us until we fell. A sandwich dropped on to the floor and the gremlins pounced.
We managed to escape as we watched the sandwich get abducted by the gremlin aliens.
One winter morning a beautiful cat as golden as honey was outside the window, I quickly brought in the cat. I brought in the cat and l put it in the clock.
My mum shouted me” Rebecca come and eat your
dinner”, “bye” l said. I quickly ate my dinner and I saved some for the cat. I had some whiskers stuck to my dress Whiskers I’ll call him whiskers. But when I opened the clock Whiskers was a baby …your a baby” meow””oh my gosh” I put Whiskers
back in the clock finally Whiskers was back to normal. I got a beautiful collar and I put up posters
and wrote LOST CAT!
But the next morning a lady came by and said it is
My cat and took it away but then I looked at the newspaper and I recognized the face of the women
who I just saw at the door then I saw the next page
it said do not give cats to this lady. “Oh no.” I rushed for the door then I ran down the road “Hey that’s not your cat”! Know “I ripped off the clothing and then he got out a gun then I got out my mega bubble burst gun it was one of them big guns he screamed and ran away. I got my iPhone and called the police and put my gun away then the
Police. came and arrested him. I got Whiskers the Police said it was there cat and I could keep it .When I got home I quickly put Whiskers in the clock. My mum shouted at me and I told het all about it she let me keep it The End.
Aimee Cant 8
Every day I wake up to that old big clock, one day I realised the clock had stopped for some reason. I climbed up the clock; I gave the clock a nudge. But then I lost my balance. I grab the rail before I fell. Suddenly, the clock begins to chime really loud. People look up. That’s when they realise I’m in danger. I see the fire engine coming and hold on. A scream escapes me as one of my hands loses its grip…It has been 10 minutes since I fell. The door to the old clock opened and the firemen come through. They help me up and bring me down the stairs. When I get down I see my mum run up to me. She hugs me and asks me if I’m okay the clock saved me I said to my mum, I wake realising I was dreaming…
Leo Brady 12
One day I was walking down town in London, but something weird was happening, no one was on the streets and every car was stopped with no one in them. Something wasn’t right, I looked up at the big Ben and it was stopped, it wasn’t ticking. “What is going on?” I shouted “is anyone out there” no reply. I ran home to see if my family was ok, but when I got home there was no sign of them. there lunch was still on the table untouched. I didn’t know whether to sad or confused “why, where is everyone” talking to myself again. Wait what if it’s to do with the big Ben, why was it stopped I have to go and check it out. by the time I got there, still nobody in sight. I climbed up the big Ben and nothing was wrong with it?
Waltzing away under the moonlit sky. I was intrigued by the soft bitterness of the wind that fell upon my cheeks as I danced. The sweet sound of the music, a lovely bellbird whispering into my ears.
Glancing up and down now and again to look among the daisies and buttercups surrounding me in the meadow. The towering clock, standing as my mother’s watchful eye as to when I will make it back home a lone thistle caught my eye waiting to be observed.
Ouch! I guess touching the thistle wasn’t my greatest idea in the world. Bright red, oozing blood swims out like a rushing river and dropped onto a flaky skeleton leaf.
I fell to the ground. My head like a drum for someone to pound on. The birds above frozen in time. I looked up at the clock and realised it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped!!
Dahrien Barnett 12
It was a normal day for agent Burkes. As he was driving to work. As he does every day he passed the clock tower but something strange was going on. He looked up at the clock and realized that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped everything had stopped. Everything was stuck in place all the cars people everything. It seemed like an EMP hit and seemed to disable everyone so he rushed to the main FBI building. as he rushed in everyone seemed to be struggling just to move around. It seemed like the blast only managed to get halfway through the bunker walls. He rushed past everyone to the commander’s office he slid down behind the desk because there was a man with some sort of energy pistol and had the commander held up. The only place that those guns were made in was Australia then the man spoke.
Tyla Stewart 11
I need to go to the mall and buy some Christmas presents for the kids. So I drove my car to the Paris Mall and there was a lot of good buys. I spent over 10 grand. But the best thing was I have finished my Christmas shopping.
I walked out of the mall with a dozen bags. I was struggling to carry all of them to my car. I asked a guy to help me and I said he will get 10.00 so he did. The car was parked in front of a huge clock tower. I looked up at the clock and realised it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped. My car had stopped working to!!!
I didn’t have my phone on me so I had to walk back to the mall and asked to borrow a phone but everyone was ignoring me. I felt invisible.
I looked up at the clock and I realized that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped! People, cars, bus everything but me was frozen. Time had stopped the world was frozen; but why wasn’t I? I could do anything how cool was this! I went to the plaza and brought lots of things. After that I ate and the fancy place in town. 23 hours had been and I was getting kind of board; running through my head were all these questions like when was the world going to unfreeze is it ever going to unfreeze? I filmed heaps of frozen people cars, buses and the clock. On the park bench I made an amazing movie. Then from behind me I heard my mother’s voice. I showed her the movie and we took it to the news team who played it that night. Now I’m famous.
On this strange as night I was walking in to town to get food and going past the clock in town and the time on it said the time was 12.00 pm but then I looked at my phone the time on my phone said 7.00 pm.
When I went to get my food all of the people could not move at all there were people with food in there hands and mouth going to eat there tea it was not nice to see what people are having for tea I do not what to eat tea.
So then I went to the fish and chips shop to get so food for tea so I got $20 out for tea then I went home to eat tea then I stayed at home and did not go back to town for a week all of the people are there.
I looked up at the clock and realized that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped. Everything else had also stopped it was as if the whole world had just froze and only I was moving who knew what had happened…
Then I raced up to the top of the clock and there was a person that was getting ready to ring the bell but he had frozen to. I didn’t know what to do every thing and one had frozen even the wind had stopped.
It got darker and darker by the minute. Then it went pitch black and the clods got lower the bang everything disappeared including me and a whole new world begun…
Tyrone Adam Ratima 11
A long time ago I was in the town square it was an autumn breeze it had been going on for almost 2 weeks now. I look up the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped the wind had stopped everything but me has stopped it was odd because it looked like the entire world has stopped but me I don’t know what to do I can’t call the police because I will try and call but no one will answer I wonder has this happened to anyone else I look around town but everything has disappeared but the jeweller so it can’t be a mass criminal I hear a soft spoken voice oh I wish someone was here the soft spoken voice I look around the corner and I see a young man around my age hi my name is James …
A startled woke me up in the middle of night. A glimpse of light illumining through my casement. It was a weird feeling, minutes after not noticing, I fell back asleep. The next morning my alarm clock went firing, I reached out underneath my blanket, to turn it off. I sat up and gave a big yawn. Glancing at the time I quickly dashed to the bathroom to prepare myself. Moments later I was out the door before anyone was awake.
I gazed up at the clock tower and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped. My phone froze, Taxi’s, Buses, and Cars immobilised, and the most freakish thing was, was that no one was around.
Karlsyn George 10
It is now the 10th November 1999, it is quiet, there is no-one around. I go outside and see a big blue circle thing floating. I’m going closer. I see brawny alien looking things. I’ve got to find out what’s happening because it feels like time has just frozen. I’m too afraid to go out because the brawny alien things have big machine guns. I’m scared, I need to get them distracted so I grab a rock and throw it, they’re getting distracted. I run straight to the clock and I’ve realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped! I run to my place and see that everything is broken and everyone has disappeared. I feel like I’m about to cry but I don’t because I see the brawny alien’s looking, so I try to control myself. I go home and try to sleep before I died all alone.
Struan Carlisle 11
Today is the 27th of July, 1959 and my family and I are going to the annual and most joyous festival. The new clock tower has just been completed and this year’s theme is just that. After replacing a very old dreary and decrepit one, this clock tower is being opened for the first time. We were just getting into the car for this historic day. I arrived with a spring in my step because I knew that this I will be assured a date for the dance, I had a special feeling in my stomach that that person will be the girl of my dreams, Rose McGregor. She is a real beauty with blonde hair and eyes like diamonds-they’re that stunning! She has a warm personality, who always helps people in need. I suddenly saw Rose and the opportunity was too good to be true.
Eleni Symeonides 10
As two friends strolled through lush meadows on a smooth path with sweet scented bunches of rainbow coloured flowers leading the way, they decided to rest on a nearby bench. A gust of mysterious wind blew through Anna’s long, silky, golden hair as she looked up at a tall tower, with a large clock sitting on the tower’s face. Expecting the hands of the clock’s hands to move, showing the time, nothing happened. As she slowly turned to tell her friend, Opal, she noticed that birds weren’t singing their calm tunes and small land animals, like rabbits were statues. Confused and scared, Anna stared at her friend. Why wasn’t there any movement at all? As Anna waved her hands frantically in front of Opal’s face, she suddenly leapt from the bench onto the path and started running towards the town, observing everything. Why wasn’t she frozen to?
Shania Boudville 11
Before people could even ask what the time was; I curiously looked up at the haunting, dull clock. How bizarre? No ticking and no chiming. Scratching my just wondering what was going on. A mysterious fellow comes strolling past strangely saying,” Beware! Beware! Be very aware that clock can evilly curse! “. That really gave me the shivers down my hunched spin. With my beating heart pumping heavily the rotten, chipped, wooden door slowly creaks open.
As the door opened a wrinkly peeled, bony hand reaches out. It signalled me, to come inside the gloomy clock tower. I followed this spooky figure up the rusty stairs. The door instantly slammed shut behind me. Sweat began to roll down my shaking head. I climbed up the steps even more. Just then the figure sharply turned around. ZAP! It revealed its intimidating face. My legs began to tremble. Collapsing down like an earthquake, my heart becomes cold as Ice…
Aleem Khan 11
I looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped the world had stopped spinning and I was the only one who didn’t turn into a statue. I saw pictures of the past coming into the present. I thought that something fishy was going on so I hurriedly thought of the different possibilities to stop this madness. I finally thought of something! A clock because it can go clockwise and anticlockwise so I went to the clock that I went earlier rewound the old, rusty hands right to what the time it was now-well not right now how the past is coming back to the time it all started.
Audrey Chhen 11
I look up at the clock and realise that it isn’t the only thing that was motionless. I do a turn to find that cars not moving and children trapped in the air from jumping. All is discreet and peaceful then ‘swish’ a black flying figure soars in front of me then disappears into thin air. Again it is unobtrusive so unobtrusive you could drop a pin and you could hear it. Suddenly ‘BANG’. Then a certain part of the sky turns a gloomy shade of mahogany…
Connah Dryden 11
I looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped. I looked around and everyone had stopped but me. I tried to think of what had happened to the people that had stopped during their motions. I walked around trying to see if anyone else could still move. But as usual I had no luck. A portal then opened and I wondered if I should pass through it as I really had nothing here except for the people standing. I didn’t pass though because I knew deep down that there was someone still here for me. Now I ’am left standing in a space of stopped clockwork and it feels like it’s happened before.
Nicholas Hunter 9
Ben was going about his day as he realised that the clock tower had stopped. He realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped. He saw his mum’s car coming towards Ben but they both stopped and they started to fade away. He walked to his friend’s house but the house was no longer there. As soon as soon as Nicole, his friend got there it was too late. Ben tried to get home but it was also too late. His home was gone and the world was going in reverse. Before he knew it dragons and dinosaurs were alive again and Ben found out that he was the only human alive.
One day there was a clock lying on the ground. A little elf lived in it he calls tom and had a sister poppy so that to clock time.They went into the Christmas tree and went home but the clock chimed 12 the end.
I looked up at the clock and realised it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped! I turned around to find my family motionless. Everything had stopped! What do I do now? I’m in a foreign country and I know where absolutely nothing is! I looked around. I simply waited. How long will this last? Suddenly everything started to move again, but very slowly. Eventually, everything was back to normal as quickly as it had started. “Are you okay?” Mum asked. I answered, “I have no idea.”
I looked up into the blue, cloudy, sunny sky then suddenly, when I looked up the clock stopped moving and I realised that it wasn’t the only thing that stopped; everyone stopped moving in a blink of an eye.
I realised that if everyone stopped I have more time to create my books until everyone and everything starts moving again in the same speed it used to be.
When everyone started moving again I was glad that everyone was back to normal and also bought the books that I made during the time they were stuck in a single spot.
I looked up at the clock, then looked around; it was like time had held its breath. Time may have stopped, but I could still think. The faces of people around me were as still as statues, and the strong wind became calm. The trees stopped swaying and the birds stopped singing. Balls were in mid air.
And most importantly, the clock stopped.
I stared, shocked, unable to move, paralysed. The expressions on people’s faces suggested that they weren’t worrying a bit. This was not normal. The feeling of panic swept over me as I wondered how to get out of this mess, to get the clock going again. But just as I was thinking that, I heard the familiar chime of the bell and everyone started moving again as if it was a perfectly normal experience.
Perfectly normal? Yeah, right.
I am going away in three days, away from all my friends. I am sad; I want the time to stop right now. At night, in my dream, a man with a black mask told me that I need to go to the magic clock to stop the time. I will do it, I decided, right after I heard that message in my dream.
Next, when I wake up, I pack my bag and start the most important trip in my life. I keep running, running for already two days. I must be fast enough to get there before I need to go 1000 miles away. I don’t care if I am hungry, I don’t care if I am tired. I just want to stay with my friends! Finally, I get there. I press the stop bottom down…the time stops, I don’t need to go! Everyone’s doing what they are doing like normal, but I will never get to the moment that I am going away! I am staying forever!
It was the first time I had felt fear in a long time.
It wasn’t just the clock that wasn’t moving.
It was everyone.
Not even the wind was blowing.
But that was when it happened.
My name is Terry Perry and I am 14 years old. It was only 2 years ago when it happened. When everything stopped. I still think of that day every moment, dreading it may happen again. I mostly keep it to myself, like it’s my closest secret. But I will be sharing it. With you.
It was a normal day; I was walking down to the plaza when the grand clock was in mid-chime when it stopped. When the whole world stopped. No-one moved. The dogs stopped barking. It was silent. I was scared. Really, really scared. I started to back away slowly, when everything started again.
A man walked up to me.
”Are you okay son? You look like you’ve seen a ghost?”
”You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.” I said.
Tick, tick, tick. I looked up at the clock and realised it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped! Everything stood still. Nothing moved, no noise, no nothing. Tick, tick, tick, the clocks had stopped but still there was the reverberating noise like there was still just one clock, there was clicking, ticking, whirring, shifting, spinning, dropping. Then it just stopped. In my last seconds of life I had seen Infinity. And then, it was over, as I let myself go. The time started running again. Tick, Tick, Tick, goes the clock of life. Tick, tick, tick.
It wasn’t just the clock that had stopped. It was the whole world in front of me. They were all, just, still.
This was scaring me; I was stuck in the freezing of time. Suddenly a pink fluffy unicorn dancing on rainbows flew out of the clock, just dodging the near impalement of the arms.
It said in a deep, wise voice.
“Why is ye present”
I managed to get out these exact words.
“I’m the doctor!!!!!”
The unicorn is getting obviously angry with the messing with time that I have been doing.
And that’s all I remember.
The bizarre, solitary tower loomed over me as I cautiously sprinted around the huge, old oak tree.
Crack! The stick snapped under my brown tramping boots as I ran past the bush.
I wandered out from the back of the blackberry bush, the car had been stopped, I looked closer realizing it was smashed. “NOOOO!” I screamed at my worried looking brother, my Christmas present was destroyed.
An echoing chime shook through the town. I glanced up at the clock tower and the hands had stopped moving. Then I realised the hands weren’t the only things that had stopped moving. Everyone as far as I could see was frozen, not moving as if their feet were glued to the ground. How come I could walk? Everything was still, people on bikes and in cars was frozen. It was if the whole world had paused. The town became ghostly and no longer could I hear the sound of birds. Suddenly another chime rang from the tower. This time everyone unfroze like someone had just hit play. None of them seemed to notice what had just occurred.
As I look up to see the time, I see it is the exact same time that it was when I looked up about 2 hours ago. “Someone needs to get the clock tower fixed,” I think.
But as I start to make my way to the bus stop, I realise that not only is the clock frozen, but everything else is to!
I am the only one in this whole city, maybe the whole world, who is still moving and is aware of what is happening.
“I bet that clock tower has something to do with it….oh help!”
I had just realised that the clock tower had finally stopped ticking after stopping and starting. It was only then that I looked down at my watch and quickly realised that wasn’t ticking either. I suddenly wrenched out my phone to see the time but again, there were no numbers anywhere. I looked around the street, others were panicking, realising that time itself had vanquished, disappeared, gone within the Earth. This meant that the world would change and have to figure out how to get to places on time. Then I looked at my phone again and it had the time. Which meant that there must have been a power cut, the network down and my watch must have run out of battery…?
While I am calmly walking to school, I look up at Big Ben to check the time it suddenly freezes so I keep walking suddenly I realise that not only the clock is frozen everybody else is too! I’m not calm anymore. “This is crazy, what is happening? This must be a dream,” I say to myself. “But I know it isn’t.” All I see is the people paused looking terrified, crossing the streets, walking on the side walk, Maybe it’s just me thinking about this terrible thought or maybe it is what really is happening. I can walk but I can’t see anyone walking. Maybe I am the one who is paused and the paused people that I am looking at are actually looking at me. Life has its own wonders, doesn’t it? I keep walking and suddenly everything goes to its normal position again.
I looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped! My heart skipped a beat as the massive meteor got closer and closer and closer.
It was like the start of the apocalypse. First the power went out, then the howls of the dogs began and then we lost connection to the outside world. We didn’t know what to expect. We were in a panic. My family and I rushed to central city only to find a huge ball of flaming rock above our heads. My dad held my mum and me as we screamed ourselves senseless. As the heat rose all I can remember is… “It has begun.”
On the top of the clock tower, a clock stood there. Alone. Usually ticking repeatedly every minute, every second. But today was different. I was walking around the shops like I always do but suddenly I felt a strange tingling sensation around my body I felt something moving me towards the clock. Since the clock man mysteriously disappeared, nobody, I say nobody, went near the clock. Once I stopped I saw a face. A face that I had never seen before. A face of misery and pain but my eyes were drawn to something else. The clock stopped. And everything else also froze.
I looked up at the clock and realised it was not the only thing that had stopped!! All the people walking in the road stopped and all the cars. I was wondering what happened because I had not seen this before. The town had no noise and I was the only thing moving. But before I realised everything went back to normal. But how did this happen? Was it just my vision or was it real because I had never seen that before? The town looked like nothing happened and when I asked a guy walking in the street what happened he said what are you talking about. Hopefully it was nothing much just me daydreaming and I hope this doesn’t happen again.
I looked at the clock. This was preposterous! Everyone and everything you could think of was frozen. There were dogs in mid air catching balls and Frisbees. As I turned around I saw my daughter about to give me the biggest hug but she hadn’t been able to make contact. I fell to my knees in terror. What had happened and why?
I looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped!!! So here is how the story started. I was walking down the street and I had a vision to the future that everything was going to be covered by the moon. The first thing I saw was that there was going to be a power cut then the moon will start moving and that’s all I saw. Then a paper flew into my hand. It was a clue and it said, “Wherever you look, you will not find, but if you think with your mind, it might just come back behind.” Then I woke up and wondered what that would have meant?
Thomas Maluga 13
I looked up at the clock and realized that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped!!! I had stopped my heart beat became slower and slower. I saw a faint shadow behind me it was a man with a gun.
I dropped to the ground while the cowardly thug ran for the hills. Bang, bang the man had shot two another people. They were lying on the ground while blood poured out of their bodies like a water fountain. I had my hands covered in blood.
I thought I was a goner but just in time the paramedics came. They picked up the two people that they were near and then picked me up. I said “save me” very quietly. One paramedic said “we will.” The sirens started to cut out I couldn’t hear anything
the paramedic said “we have one dead person. The others are stable.”
Muhammad Umair 10
“What are you doing?” shouted Ben at the repair man.
“I’m just fixing this clock like you told me to” he answered. The repair man was old, really old! Impossibly old!
“You’re not fixing the clock like I told you to!” Ben shouted back. The repair man looked at the demolished wall he had just accidently broken with his hard hammer. WHOOSH! A huge gust of wind nearly blew him of his ladder! But then he stopped. He froze. No, he literally froze. His arms, legs, nose and entire face had just stopped moving!! He was an iceberg standing on the sea. “Whoa! What happened! Are you okay!” asked Ben with eyes full of fear. In fact, Ben just realised that everything had frozen!!! It was his worst nightmare!!!
Sanah Shah 10
Gradually I started to get worried. Swiftly I ran up the hundred steps in the clock tower. The tower was grey and wooden. It was definitely tall, as tall as a giraffe’s neck but it was also wide.
Finally I reached the top where the clock was; to my surprise I wasn’t alone, there was a boy. He was my age – I recognised him from school. He was an adamant ugly boy! He always wanted everything to go his way. Unfortunately he was the reason behind all of this! He stopped the clock and made everyone stop!
Just then I saw it. I saw the solution! I slapped him across the face, he fell down and I changed the time – it worked I could hear the noisy city again whereas for bob he was in a better place now!
Fatima Nagori 10
I looked up at the clock and realized it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped!
It all started when I woke up yesterday morning. I felt strange. Then I went to the bathroom and got dressed, but I still felt strange. She wasn’t!
Silently, I tip-toed down the stairs; wondering what would happen next and walked into the kitchen to make some breakfast. Usually, mum was in the kitchen as she woke up at sunrise.
After I ate breakfast, I looked around the entire house, searched every room and still there was no sign of anybody. Where was my family? Were they abducted? Were they dead?
Later, I looked out of the window and stared at the tall clock. It had stopped!!!
I stepped outside and I saw every single person standing as still as statues It was like their brains had stopped! What shall I do???
Atiyyah Patel 11
As the clock struck one , a man dressed all in black stepped out. He beckoned me up; he wanted to show me something.
The chime bars clung together and the clock turned. It was like an emblem. Right before me, stood a humongous family tree gleaming with silver gemstones. I was paralyzed with shock!
I explored the tower and more gems bestowed upon me. Suddenly, I saw a family frame. Then I realised it was this place where he sit and mourn.
Scanning the room, I saw him weeping next to his mothers’ throne. I asked him if he was ok.
He bolted out of the tiny door and left me stranded there. I screamed but no-body could hear me.
It was like an echo. The hurricane twirled and broke the tower. I was crushed and now, my family mourn. He just ran and I will always remember.
Tick tock tick tock was just the clock and no-one else. I only saw a big clock just in front of me nothing else. As soon as I got up the clock stopped I didn’t know what was happening.
SUDDENLY!!! The clock made a tick and stroke once, twice then bang was the explosion from the back of the clock…
The clock had stopped. Everything was silent. The clock had struck six and frozen. The town below continued their lives without noticing. It seemed as though time had been paralysed. No tick, nor tock. The wind began to blow violently. Then it stopped abruptly. Then the people realised the frozen clock. They became extremely quiet.
But then, slowly, quietly almost slyly, the clock began to tick once again.
This was the day time died.
The cars had stopped and the birds just floated in the sky like brainless statues even the people had stopped (except me) and all they looked liked were life size still statues.
The wind howled like the howl of a wolf and the only thing that moved were the large fingers of an old oak tree .Then everyone glitches like some was controlling them. I just looked around and something pretty unusual happened, a lightning bolt strikes every single person and everyone started moving again.
From that day onwards I was scared it was going to happen again because I really don’t like being alone.
There was a lift, anybody can go inside it. But it wasn’t an ordinary lift it was a haunted, Ancient, creepy lift and there were lights buzzing on and off. The clock had stopped so I rang the people who fix clocks, they said something’s wrong with the clock and it’s like some ones not letting us turn it. Later they went home but that lift was really haunted. I heard whoever had been up there had died especially at night. This person wants to take revenge and his spirit is waiting for you. So don’t get trapped by his words because the words fly in mid air. The bell struck 12:00 that meant its coming for you. It’s on its way …BOO!!!
The birds had stopped the world had stopped. Was I dreaming? I scrambled out my bed and ran to my parent’s room .when I got inside guess what? They had frozen. As I walked down stairs the only thing that was moving was my cat. But I realised my cats eyes colour had changed it licked me; I froze in terror.
As I looked up at the mysterious tower. I realised it had stopped! I was panicking; every clock that I had seen today had stopped d. You know what this meant? – The end of the world …
“Mum! Dad!” I screamed as loud as a pneumatic drill.
“What is it?” they asked together.
“All the clocks I have seen today have all stopped!”I shouted. They followed me to the clock tower quickly. “See?”
“You’re right,” they both panicked.”Find shelter, you’ll be safe in the cellar,” mum said.
“Hurry up! Hurry up! We ne need to get down!” dad said. “Aaaaaggghh!” we all screamed. Our house was rocking side – to – side. Suddenly I woke up drowsily. All it was was a scary dream.
Was that the only thing that had stopped? I looked up at the clock and realised that it had also stopped.
What was happening? Was this a dream?
I ran home to the basement aaaah!!! My parents were frozen.
I knew it had something to do with the clock but didn’t know what. So I decided to climb up the ladder of the clock.
I saw something shimmer, it was a necklace. Near it were some instructions. Before you could touch the instructions it said that if you want everything to go back to normal you will have to recite this spell. However if you get even one mistake everyone including yourself will perish. I recited the spell; it said haya, muma, gima and shuma. I hope I said it correctly. Surprisingly everything was back to normal. I was amazed.
Asad M 11
Tick! Tock! The clock chimed 12. It was midnight. Now I was surrounded by darkness and it was as silent as a mouse. Trees swaying around made my spine shiver. Sprinting up the steps, I leaned on a rectangular shape and somehow got sucked in. Soon after, a clog caught my eye and it was stuck. Surprisingly, I went back through the portal and realised that everything was as still as a statue…
Yahya M 11
I looked at my watch. It had stopped. Suddenly a car whizzed by. I ran home. My parents were texting like mad. My father looked up” It’s the end of the world. Yellowstone has exploded.”
“No!” I screamed so loudly my brother toppled over on his chair. Suddenly… darkness. I hurried over to the light switch. My father switched on his flashlight. My mum ran upstairs and lit the candles.
Crash. My mum had ordered pizza and the pizza man’s car had crashed. I was petrified. The door opened and my sister trudged in.
Something soft hit my face. My sister was blabbing on and on.
“Mark. Wake up. You must have had a bad dream.” Then I realized I had a pillow on my face. I checked the time. Only 20 minutes ago I had gone to sleep.
Fatima Mela 10
The clock had stopped everything was still, still as a tree branch. This clock was no ordinary clock it was the town’s biggest attraction. The clock had 6:00.The clock still. I did not know what was going on. As I was below the clock I could not hear the ‘tick tock’ of the clock anymore. It was not just the clock which was still it was EVERYTHING! It was like every thing was perished. I stood still in front of the dead clock. I still stand alone on this lonely quite perished world.
Shockingly as I turned around and spotted that the clock had stopped, my imagination turned wild. Could people be living there? Could it be broke? Could monsters be taking over the world? I didn’t have a clue. I thought that the best way to find out was to go up there and have a look for myself. The only trouble with going there’s how big of a danger is it? What am I walking straight into? Anyways, I faced my fears and went up, desperately wanting to find out what was wrong. Once I had climbed up I saw a whole in the back of the clock. That was going to be my entrance. First of all though, I looked around, the town was empty… As I entered the clock, I saw humongous rats. They were horrible. They were chewing on some rotten cheese. Their leader shouted ‘’boys, get ‘em!’’
I looked up at the tower I realised the clock had stopped but then it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped I looked all around the city I seen people just looking at me I felt very scared .I went over to this lady and said excuse me do you know what time it is and the lady went get out of this town KNOW young lady. Iran away into a back ally I wasn’t looking where I was going and then CLASH I fell into this man with pots and pans I said oh sorry after I helped him pick up the pots and plans I said do you know what time it is I asked this old lady what time it is and she said get out of this town KNOW I felt very scared all the people that where in there where just looking at me …
Once I was walking on the beach I looked up and spotted an old town clock up on a mouldy tower I ran right round it looking for a door when I got to the other side I spotted a door I tried and tried but no luck what so ever I spotted a shine in the distance as I ran over there I tripped over a rock but I got strait up and carried in running and luckily it was the key I ran back opened the door and went up the rusty metal stairs as I came to the top I hear a howl and it echoed so something like a wolf must of came in or woke from me shouting so I hid and when the wolf was not looking I ran for it.
One day I came across a clock tower and the door was open so I decided to go inside I climbed the ladder and I saw a face with red eyes but It look nice and friendly I had a chocolate bar so I give them it started to talk to me and came out it was a boy and he said thank you I am not from this planet I am fireboy!!!!!!!
The town clock has not been working for 18 years now and one day I was walking past with my food and then I heard this noise and I stopped then the noise stopped so I carried on then it started again so I decided to smash my way in and see what was in there then when I looked up there was a massive ugly 18 headed monster sat on pieces of wood and then it dropped slime on me and then it looked at me and screamed at me. So I ran out of the clock and it started chasing me so I ran even faster and it was throwing lampposts at me and cars. When I got home I locked the doors got my dog and ran upstairs and in to the bedroom to hide under my bed then I could hear it coming so I ran.
Dear diary today has been a very strange day there was fairy and witches. The day started of ordinary I woke up and went down stairs to have some breakfast. I finished my breakfast and went back up stairs. I got a phone call of my friend rose saying do you want to come to hers and watch a movie. I said yes. I got dressed and headed of to rose’s house but on the way I saw a clock that I had never seen before. I was curies so I went and had a look in it but as soon as I got to the top loads of fairy’s and witches showed up in front of me the withes tried to hurt me and the fairy’s were trying to save me. I ran out and told the police about it. The police have boarded it up now and were not going to be hearing from those witches again or are we.
“Ahhhhh!” Peace at last. Wait a minute its only break time. A few hours later I was running home speeding as fast as my legs will carry me .Then something miraculous happens that changes my life. I stop by the old clock to admire its beauty and glorious landscape for one last time before they destroy it. And I made a wish a wish that could potentially shape the face of the earth. I wished for the clock to stay where it stands!
Later that night I was getting ready for bed when my wish came true. The next morning I woke up late no-one woke me up. I look outside and the clock hand is still. I wonder why? I thought briefly to myself.
I rushed out to the clock everyone didn’t move at all. I ran up into the clock tower and slipped on the icy, slimy cobbles…
One day I went to the town hall and I was shopping in the mall and I looked at the clock behind the us flag and I saw that the clock wasn’t going around clockwise but it was going anticlockwise and I saw my brother hear this morning at 8:45am this morning and now I see myself talking to him and his little boy walking with him to zumiez and he picked a beanie hat and a tie dye t-shirt with super skinny jeans then it want back to normal and I went to the Galleria and took a selfie next to the U.S.A flag and I looked at the photo and the clock in the back ground was still moving anticlockwise so I got my wallet from home and went to bed.
As I slowly look up I realized that the clock stopped moving I stayed on that same number it didn’t move all the people in the town had suspended in air like their limbs had stopped working. I ran home but my mum had this thing I ran back to the tower to but at the top of the tower I saw a figure it was like me and him were chosen to be here I climb the tower I some how new that in order to stop this I would have to fined him to end this and if I didn’t this would not stop I was at the top and a caught him in the corner he gave me the antidote and I gave every one a drop it was strange after that day the people just went back to there normal lives but it was hard for me when I woke up to fined my self in bed.
Tali Monica 10
I walked alone on the dusty lane, the wind gusting out a terrible groan. The dirt was picking up now forming a horrifically huge whirl wind; the earth was trembling beneath my feet causing a huge racket. I couldn’t see a thing; the wind was trying to take me of my feet. I forced a fight against the wind but it took me down to easy. I pushed myself up just to fall back down as the wind turns into a slight breeze and the dirt just leaps into a mid-spring. Right before my eyes was a wartime fashioned clock, the sky was grey and no one was to be seen. In the pure dustiness of the sky, spitfires flew around in circles chasing the German planes. I gulped and made my way to the clock. Was the clock safe or not?
This may look like a boring old clock but it’s really a home. Yeah it’s a clock but it’s a home. Can you believe it? This isn’t a home for a human like me and you this is a home for a family of mice. So the mother of the family is called Melisa. The father of the family is called Mark and the daughter of the family is called Maria and the son Marcus. So now you know them now so everyone hates this family. This is because they always accidently stop the clock. These mice are cheeky, mysterious and very naughty. Oh and I don’t know if they’ll be mad at me for telling you this but…
I know the clock stopped and through the day people were mouthing slower and slower and slower. I knew something strange was happing because I was the only one who was fine. It eventually hit 12:00 then everything stopped the clock the people even my yappy dog Evie who always barks. Then I knew I would have to save the world of course I had to walk case the car must have frozen as well. Once I made it to town I came to the biggest clock we ever had in England. I had to of course try to get in I climbed the steep clock work until I reached the clock it took all my muscles I had to turn the clock to get it working again but before every one unfreeze I managed to get home. So if the clock stops u know what to do. Do what I did.
Oliver N 11
Long ago a man named Sir Edmund Rowlands was born into the royal family. As he grew up he became a young handsome Prince but everyone knew he was different. In the year 1950 he turned 15 and his butler came into his room with exiting news, he said that he was to be king because his father was ill and could not rule anymore. His younger brother was in the room next door and couldn’t disagree more; he wanted to be king so he started to plan. On the day when Edmund was getting crowned his brother told Edmund the ceremony was being held by the river Keel and he believed him. Edmund waited on a wooden boat for everyone to come; suddenly his brother set him adrift where Edmund came to a big piece of land where he built a city and placed a clock in his honour.
I saw it in the clock a little man with no hair. He runs around the clock with a hammer .I am really want to go in but I am scared of him he has got to be at least 100 years old. The door was cover in cobwebs and dust. I sent my friend in 2 hours ago.
I wonder if he is hurt or not it is about 7 O’clock at night and I am still out here sat on step in the rain. I don’t know what to do my best friend is in a creepy clock and the creepy man is looking at me.
Nathan J 10
I was having a walk to church but I noticed that the clock stopped. I walked in and I saw God and the devil were fighting. Demons and Angels were fighting as well. Demons were chasing me so I ran up the clock tower. I was saved by Jesus and he gave me a sword of light. We ran down stairs then fought to the death. All the Demons were dead so it was only the red fiery Devil. Every dived in and started to stab the Devil. The Devil started to bleed green blood and sank back down into the underworld. So I walked back outside and walked home.
Hannah A 10
I looked up at the clock and realised that it wasn’t the only thing that had stopped suddenly it went completely silent there wasn’t even the tick of the clock any more I looked around me and every one was frozen I heard a lathing voice inside my head I turned around and.
I saw a glance of a person running round the corner ”stop right there come back” I must be dreaming or something maybe he’s the one that frozen everyone not into ice but into stone the man came up to me and said “why are you not frozen well I suppose I will have to freeze you now “ ha ,ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ,ha ,ha ,ha ,ha, ha.
I looked up to the tower and realised it was not only time which had stopped. I had just finished university when the world had stopped .But not for me and my friends and family. Well most of the world. Just as I turned my back to walk home and I saw some dogs and cats and pigeons all together walking down the street I’m surprised they weren’t eating each other. The pigeon saw a big sack of seeds so the pigeon went over and ate some. Time had not just stopped for me animals to. I didn’t really care so I walked off. The dog was angry because he didn’t have any food… Suddenly I heard a noise, WOOF! and a dog was chasing me!! I was petrified. Was he going to eat me? Was he going to hunt me? I ran until I couldn’t breathe.
I’m in the west of China well I think so what I can’t see no! What’s happen to my eye’s there creepy “so rude” shouted a woman and said “GET OUT!” Where am I “shut up” said the darkness.
Ahh the town clock everyone thinks of it as a clock but I know a secret.
It all started on my 10thbirthday when I had to go and clean up in the clock, I was just getting my brush and I heard a voice it cried “what are you doing here this is my home.” I asked who it was. Suddenly from behind a dirty piece of wood was a lime green goblin its eyes were dark green and gooey snot was coming out of its squishy nose. It had pointy toe nails with dirt up them; it had a dark black t-shirt on. I stopped tidying up and played with the troll all day now he is my best friend.
It was a dark gloomy night strange things were happening, we were all were spooked out we didn’t know why, but as I got kid-napped and put somewhere I think they put me in a town clock. As I ripped the bag they put on me so I couldn’t see of me a saw lots and lots of other children sat there I was sat on the very bottom of the floor I ran up as many floors as I could I got to the top and there was an old rusty door covered in slime and goo spider webs everywhere, as I put all my might into it the door finely it opened I fell to the floor and looked up and the town clock froze I looked on my watch I moved the hands they were big and strong I did it and we were not scared anymore.
One day I was walking with a scare in my body just by looking at the clock the time had stopped and I could see a strange figure just sitting there watching every one and as I tried to walk further on but . It was just impossible to move my legs, neck or my arms I was really creeped out that it was impossible how could this clock just stop the entire world all over the earth. It is really scary when your involved in this mayhem but soon later it started moving again so I ran up to the top of the clock tower and I busted open the door to get in and I saw the person sat on a chair with a golden and silver tiny tiny pocket watch for old people as he fell asleep on his deck chair all lonely an then I went home.
I came to a beckoning tower I just had to go in. I walked through the doorway. A gust of wind nearly blew me of my feet. I quickly slammed the door behind me and carried on up the steps. The steps were slimy as I struggled on. A sign of relief came over me as I made it to the top. Suddenly the clock chimed it nearly burst my eardrums. I covered my ears as I fell to my knees. I rushed to the balcony. Suddenly I fell through the railing . I was clinging on to the rusty bars. My fingers slipped suddenly I was falling through the air. In that split second I thought to myself did I slip or was I pushed…
Rachel Rose Saunderson 9
This is my story. One day long a go I ignored every single person until one day. I was 12 and I wanted all the attention because I have a new piercing on my nose and I wanted to show it off, but it seemed no one was at school apart from me. So I went to visit Katie, I knocked on the door and no one answered. Then I looked through the window and saw every on stand perfectly still. Because I ignored them they ignored me by time standing still.
I looked up and saw the clock. I suddenly realised that it wasn’t working, the shops were all dark and the people were in need of money to buy food. Then suddenly a cow came swooping in from the sky and landed just on top of the clock. It looked like it was about to fall but it just kept on trying to fix the magical clock.
The clock started to work and all the people came to the shops to buy food and they also brought a new jetpack for the cow. They thanked the cow and the cow flew off.
When the clock stopped ticking, the unicorns awoke. All of the unicorns in the world flew out of the clock, eating rainbows and pooping jelly beans. They ate some food. Suddenly, a pink fluffy unicorn on a magical rainbow came and made them all go back into the clock. Then they disappeared, taking the clock with them. Then they were gone, and the clock regained consciousness, just in time for dinner.
Adults entries, just superb as always.
Jon Nikrich 40
The clock stopped one afternoon and time stopped with it. Nobody knew why.
The philosopher mused that this represented a new age and diminished all previous thought.
The scientist wondered which long-held laws of physics it disproved.
The attention seeker claimed responsibility. Nobody believed him.
The politician said it was a gift to be used wisely. Everyone agreed, and then disagreed how.
The inventor wanted to design a new future.
The environmentalist wanted to save the planet.
The ambitious philanthropist wanted to save everything.
“Wow.” said the clock. “That got serious really fast. I was just messing with you. Do you want me to restart time now?”
Neil Giles 65
I play this game with walls. I lean against them, hoping they’ll give way and let me through. They never do but the game keeps me amused while I’m waiting for something. The irony was that this time it was a clock tower I was leaning against. Can you hear the ticking? Each one gone a moment I can never get back … each one gone bringing me a moment closer to death. Not long now.
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