Story Start: The lightbulb

Layla and Tom the son and daughter of an inventor. One day, the inventor invented a brand new invention called a lightbulb. After three months he had created hundreds of them. He put them into straw baskets and handed them to his children. “Take these and sell them for no more or no less than £10 OK?” “Yes Father”they chorused. After they had sold 5, they came across an old man. So they went over to the old man to see if he wanted to buy one. But when they had finished talking, the old man said “Alakasam” and Tom and Layla found them selfs in a massive lightbulb!

Isabel age:8

I was walking down the beach and saw this old flashing light so I walked up to it. It whistled through my ears and I picked it up but…

I went right in side it mum screemed so loud the bulb ratlled and this voice said “hello I’m bulbby I sit in hear and put voices in side you.every time a new kid comes in I will always dig it deep in there head that they have seen me!”I can’t see you I have gone blind you will have to be hounted like me…..
Lexi age: 10
Today it has been 12 years since my mother died and every year I have always speades her ashes, in a beautiful place on top of the hill this is where she past away.But one day I went to spread her ashes on the same hill in the same place but I found out I was in the middle of nowhere. I took the same path and everything but found I was with thousand of light hanging over me and all of a sudden a hide buld fell done next to me.A young boy came out and the bulb smashes in to pieces. I picked up as many pieces as I could and the boy said he lived there he picked as much as he could to so now every year I’ll spread my mums ashes while he spreads his old houses ashes and became the best of friends.

Savannah 12

one day on a steep hill something crashed on the grounds of the mini people they had a very dark home. They were all confused and frightened. The queen of mini people ordered them to stay inside but two children did not listen. They went up the steep hill once again and they looked in this thing and realised that there was more in the sky! The girl wanted to keep it but she couldn’t it was to big so she collected up some small ones for her self to hang just like the others but no the boy just wanted to get inside and take out the out the jewel. at night when nobody was watching, they cautiously cracked this thing and got the jewel out from the side and collected the bulbs so it was light forever
Jessica Age: 9

i was taking a midnight stroll through the fields with a girl in my class, when suddenly i got an idea that idea got bigger and bigger so I told her my idea: lets build a lightbulb so we did not noticing the size so we sat down beside it and suddenly it begins to fall.we stand up with more laughter than a crowd watching a comiedian.
Glenn Age: 11

The cracked light-bulb

Early one evening as the sky was beginning to crackle into spark-light Jack and Jill went up there favourite hill. Jack had a slingshot he was fed up after his bad day. He shot one stone into the sky and it hit a colossal light-bulb it came falling and falling and falling down to the ground landing at the summit of the hill. Jill was collecting light-bulbs of the ground. Jill was so terror-stricken and curios too, because she wanted to get closer to the best but cracked light-bulb but was unsure of what she might find. Jack ran towards Jill to put his arm over her shoulder. As they got closer they were amazed to see the light-bulb still in tacked only the small hole were the stone had hit it.

Nathan Age:10
It all started with a small idea, an idea starting with a light bulb. 

Madeline had always wanted to take her best friend Alix on an adventure, she wanted to do something with power! So she after days she finally realised what she should do. She didn’t know how it would work, but one thing was for sure, she needed a lot of light bulbs.
Dashing up the hill Madeline drove Alix from the trenches to the very night lit sky at the very top of the jurassic hill. Slowly they walked up together, there on the ground was a brobdingnagian light bulb leaning on its side cracked. They picked up a basket and started to place light bulbs on the grass. They lit up! There was no wire, they hung some from tree branches. They lit up also! 
This was the kind of adventure a lifetime of years would not reward.
Jessica age: 12

Story Start October 2015


Story Start October 2015


Early one morning, Jeff who was aged 10 had a fall out with his parents because they would not let him watch one of his favourite TV programs. So then he decided to go and have a walk in the fields right next to their house. Later on, Jeff stumbled upon a huge pilons in the shape of people going across the field and over the lake and into the distance. Jeff didn’t know what to do whether to go back and tell his parents or just keep it a secret. He thought for a while but then he finally decided that he would keep it a secret so nobody would find out about the pilons except himself. After he had spent all morning there he then went back to his house and nobody else knew about what he saw.

Age: 9


In a village, hid behind a colossal hill, the children had broken up for half term. Most families were poor, so the children didn’t have much to play with. All the kids were grumpy and as bored as a cat without it’s string. Towering over the village was a huge hill blocking their view. Hills are pointless: all they do is block your view and create ice, cold shadows.[Although I do like rolling down them!] Timmy and Julie asked their parents what to do. “How about you guys go exploring” suggested their dad. The kids nodded. They set off over the hill. They noticed a purple lake and some odd man shaped pylons. As they drew closer they got an eerie piercing  feeling. They screamed helplessly, but nothing could be done. They turned fully to metal and still remain there today. It was the curse of LAKE SILVERTON!!!



once there was a giant,a metal giant called fredric and fredric was a very lonley giant. one day fredric found a forest with sum foxes and they looked very eupheoric so he explained what happened ‘i can only go so far and I’m very lonely .’ So they decided to help him get to the human world, and so they were stroling through the woods and they saw a pack of killer rabitsso the foxes growled and it warned the rabbits to go away but they didn’t so the elderly wolf atacked and killed them all but he was seveirly ingered and died so that left nine so they kept on walking until another wolf fell, the giant looked down and said thanks guys and then climed down a tree,and found himself in the human world and said this is great so he ranchero the long gras and saw the most beautiful woman in his life and as soon as they made eye contact it was love at first sight.After that they got married and lived happy life                           THE END



Every day when I walk to work I walk past the telephone wires and it is just like any normal day.

Where I go to work and sit in my chair with coffee.  I   always buy coffee for everyone. Then we all work on the computers and the computer Wi-Fi works. Then we all go home. But when I was working last night the Wi-Fi flashed of and on.

This morning I was walking to work when I see the telephone wire I seen the weirdest thing in my life. It was a giant electric wire man. It is the electric giants popping up what will we do.  We   created a device that is called a d – link and we installed it in every house it was a brilliant   device. We all went back to work   the following day. Everybody’s   life was now   normal for   ever   now.

It’s   the end



The spider’s web still stood. Its masterful was still standing after so many years. The web was woven so that it looked like a long line of people connected by three single strands of thread. The thread is almost golden when you look up close, but the further away you get the more it looks white.  A river stands behind most of them. The murky water meanders as the river goes on. Sometimes, the river overflows and the bottom of the giant standstill web-people gets wet. Then, after time, it dries and becomes solid. If you go to the top of the people it is fading away but the bottom gets renewed each time the river overflows.The mountain looming in the distance is actually a volcano that has been extinct for a long, long time. It used to be called Mt. Everest.                The spider died so long ago now…

Age: 10


The ghostly men where all that was left. That was until the nuke exploded. Everyone died but the guardians of the earth, also known as the protectors. They were the only things left. They have a hide out that they always run from because the angles and demons always battle there every 4 days. They always unfortunately get caught in battles by getting a sword through there chest that’s why they have wholes through there body.

Age: 11


Today I saw the weirdest thing in the world I saw telephone wire powered giants. So yesterday the power went out and never came on engineers and others who know a lot about electricity they all went and followed telephone wire trailing’s where the giants have sucked out the electricity and just left them. But suddenly a telephone wire pole fell and started rolling down a hill to where they were and nearly turned them into mincemeat. But it still caught one of the humans and they were stuck in between a tree but they escaped and caught up with the team then they saw the weird giants that sucked up the electricity it was so dangerous for them so they ran strait back to there home town with the giants following them that was the worst idea they ever made but the saviour of the city destroyed them.



The Power out

One day there was a power out. We went to our nanas house she told me about the power people. The power people were telephone connecters that search across the world for that special thing but with every good story there is a bad guy. It was called the storm the storm cut all the power from a village and kept it for him. So the people set a plan to destroy the storm but wasn’t a good idea the storm was a man but he could control all the storms. But one day they defeated him they took his power sores from his chest and now he is a slave after spending 25 years in prison.



one day there were some pylons shaped as people. All the pylons came alive and they decided to go for a walk through the countryside. The people who lived in the countryside were not happy. The pylons went to the city. The people of the city where terrified. back in the countryside the people where building a trap so when the pylons got back they would get stuck.The trap was a big pit with a false floor. When the pylons got back they fell in the pit and from now on electric wires stayed under ground. The people from the countryside were very happy and they didn’t have to look at the messy people pylons ever again.

Age: 9


There was once a gate that had never been opened. The gate had just mysteriously appeared there one night. It is said, that on the other side of the immense wooden gate there are some keys. These keys open the haunted house on the other side of the forest. Legend tells of treasures being hidden inside. No one has seen the other side… until now! Ten year old Lizzy was wandering home from school when the grand  gate caught her attention. She stood and admired it. Suddenly a loud creaking noise came from the gate… was it opening for the first time?

Age: 9


As Joe walked along the side of the hill,breathing deeply, he could make out strange shapes throughout the dark,quiet and misty area of Carlterfields Bay. He walked cautiously along the shore, making sure he didn’t slip on any pesky, slippery rocks. He could still see the misty shapes of what seemed like huge, massive people. Was it just him hallucinating, or were they moving… Joe was 11, so he thought he was going mad, but a little bit of him was convinced this was real. He had to get home, and fast. He knew it was dangerous to be out after 8 o’clock. He turned back to go home. Suddenly, he was blocked by enormous, iron cables. He looked up to see two large, yellow eyes staring back at him. He screamed, and ran. He ran all the way back home and told her what happened. What a mistake…

Age: 9


There was a man that has a little girl called Rosie and they both lived near some telephone wires. One day the dad went out to get some food because Rosie was old enough to stay in the house on her own.The dad normally went with Rosie but they didn’t need to now.When the dad was gone Rosie heard a knock on the door ,she stood and waited for a minute and then she slowly walked towards the door.She opened the door and it was a man made from the telephone wires she screamed and then ran into her room. The looked out the window and there sh saw 10 gigantic wire men coming the outdoors.She shouted her dad and she didn’t get a answer.She did it again but there was no answer.She was starting to get really scared.Then there was a knock….

Age: 9


The Cotton People

Once there was a family of 4. They went on a walk to over Flowing River. The reason why it is called Over Flowing River is it keeps on over flowing and it is a river. Archeologists believe it has cotton on one side to another side. But when the family went they saw cotton people as tall as giants on one side to another, so they went to find researchers to find what had happened. 1 week later they went to see what the researchers had done. Apparently in the olden days they started to make cotton people right where the river is now and because the river has stopped over flowing it has been getting shallow, shallow because it hasn’t rained very much so less water and the cotton people are coming up as the water goes down.

Age: 9


He stood there waiting, he had dreamed of the day to be able go across the river. Anything would be better than his tiny, dull village the same routine every day. The only problem was he was the only elf who wanted it. He had explained to his uninterested mother and equally as bored father. The dinky, elfin elf slouched on the village farm. He cried out to the equally as tiny, miniature villagers “Why won’t any of you help?” Just then he heard a rock move.“I can help you,” echoed a booming voice. The elf’s body froze. He saw how the rock became a mammoth giant. Elf’s voice had miraculously disappeared. All of the other rocks became giants and held hands. They formed a bridge for Elf. Elf went over the bridge and left. The Rock Giants had to wait till next time before they could help again.

Age: 10


‘Pylon People’
They cautiously hiked up the side of the vast mountain. They were surveying the colossal, immense iron pylons that stood high, carrying electricity which would be transported to their isolated, impoverished village that had never experienced electricity before.
Their village lay in the mountains of Pitlochry in Scotland and was extremely peaceful, although sometimes it was too peaceful. Having the electricity would bring light and power to their village.
They started descending down towards the beautiful iron statues which lay in front of them. On their way down they had to avoid brambles and nettles that stood in their way and even an aggressive bull that ambled towards them.
It was a distressing journey but was worth it as they approached the pylons. They used their engineering skills to allow the flow of electricity to their village. The day’s work was worth it as it gave light to their village.

Age: 9


Pylon People
“Hi I am a pylon ,”said the first pylon.
“I am too,” said another.
“lets do it for a day,” said both.
“we have done enough electricity charging,” said both of them.
Next ,they saw a shop and powered it up and went back to there spot.
Finally, they finished it.
the end.

Age: 9


The pylons are very still, at least thats what we thought. The pylons were awoken as the ground shook……Snap Snap Snap went the wires as they stretched. They grew legs, they grew arms and suddenly turned into giants. They went on an adventure into a village called Silverdale. The pylons met some children called Tom and Amy, “Where have you come from?” Tom asked. The pylons led them to Silverdale mountain. They didn’t realise at the time but Tom and Amy were being watched by a beady eye. Boooooom!!! They turned into pylons and were never seen again. Who did this to them ?? Would they ever be normal again ?? The mystery of the beady eye.

Age: 9


The giants arms were aching. They had been holding wires up for decades. They were the powerful wire giants!The giants travel around the world. They were in valley surrounded by deep water! Luckily for the giants they had all made it across the river the first time. All of the giants began to go to sleep.

In the morning they woke up. But to their dismay the water had rose! The giants could not get back across the water! They all really wanted to get across the water. As time went by they still could not get back.

After five long years the water became low enough for the wire giants to cross. But when the people saw them they screamed and ran! The giants went back to the water surrounded valley.

Age: 9

Story Starts October 16th 2015


We are back!! After far too long away we have restarted the story starts activity and here it is. A small amount this month but it will get better! Please leave a comment or two and if you haven’t tried before…GET WRITING!

Once,lived a dragon named spike who liked to see the large castle everyday. But a knight called Mike stopped him and tried to kill him . spike took out some of his teeth and killed the knight by using the tooth as a whole broomstick and chucked it up the Knight’s nose! The end.



In a faraway town people were admiring there work. Night  came, and it glowed. Their castle. The child would be  born tomorrow. It was, and it wasn’t a boy but a girl. Princess Sydney. She grew and was loved until one day; The doors closed. Night fell and light didn’t recover. Years past as this monster figure blotted out the sun. The doors to the castle started to disappear and no one could enter. Then a dragon, its head the size of Germany, landed. It said it was sent from space to deliver a message. A message of death. It said it needed food, Royal food. He needed the Princess. She was growing; she was 13 now and didn’t want to get eaten. She stood her ground and challenged the dragon to a dual. The princess disappeared. There then gone. No one found her, and the dragon smiled and left.


Everything was peaceful in Disneyland. The birds sang in the trees, the sun descended above the town in the brilliant blue sky shining happiness across the land, harmoniously.
Inside the palace the King, Queen and their Daughters, Evie and Rosie; were having breakfast at their vast dining table with no worry in the air.
Until it suddenly began to grow dark and all of them worries suddenly began to replace the happy atmosphere with a tense one. A great dragon’s head peered through the dining room window and the family looked back at it in monstrosity. They recognised immediately that it was maleficent.
The King was furious, they had had a numerous amount of mishaps with maleficent before and they always ended the same way, the kingdom needed endless repairing to be done. Everybody was petrified, Rosie and Evie screamed and hid.
Disney land was never the same after that occurence.



The creepy dragon loomed over everyone like a giant lizard. It’s great, orange eyes illuminated in the dark. The dragon’s scaly skin was the colour green as it was covered with seaweed. But, if you look really close you can see that it is actually purple. What were its origins? No one knows anything about it apart from the fact that one day he just majestically appeared out of nowhere. It landed on top of an old attraction at Disneyland, Florida.
Then, all of a sudden, it just disappeared. The great, towering dragon had just disappeared. Nobody could think of an explanation. After all, why would a massive beast of a dragon that had been sitting there for so many years just suddenly decide to disappear? It just didn’t make sense.
Eventually, people stopped inquiring and the whole thing was soon forgotten about it. But, someone knew what had happened…


Far far away in a deserted kingdom there was a new castle. A royal family recently moved into the grand and sparkling castle on the far end of the dark coast! The family moved there for a few long weeks but the princess couldn’t settle in. She had a funny feeling it was haunted!
The king and queen were angry with the princess and told her not to be silly.
The princess decided to run back to her old kingdom. Just as she reached the end of the deserted kingdom she felt a warm breathe on the back of her neck…
Suddenly some sharp teeth viciously lifted her off the ground and gulped her down in one. The ferocious beast ran to the castle and destroyed it and everything inside it.
Weeks later builders produced another sparkling castle and a new royal family are moving in…



Story starts Nov 14th-21st



Wow!!!!! We are so stunned by the number of entries this week keep them coming because they are amazing! Entries this week came as far as Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Please leave some comments.

Kizzie 10

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

Alfie 10

“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…

James 11

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

Ethan 11

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…

Jack 10

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.

Emily 14

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.

Maisie 10

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.

Alistair 10

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!”

Tyler 11

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…

Alex 10

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…

Natasha 10

“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…

Nasrin 11

“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…

Lauren 11

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.
It stopped…

David 10

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

Marita 10

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…

Patrick 11

‘chhhh’ ‘chhhh’

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…

Bailey 10

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…

Casey 10

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…

Haroon 10

“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…

George 10

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…

Courtney 10

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

Rebecca 11

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…

Billy 11

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…

Ali 11

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 …

Natalie 10
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

Caitlin 9

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
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!

Athena 7

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.

Manjo 8

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.

Max 7

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.

Marco 7

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.

Jessica 8

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?

Tiana 13

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.

Breannah 13

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.

Robin 11

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.

Taylor 12

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 …

Gigi 12

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.

Libby 7

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.

Sam 12

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.”

Erick 11

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.

May 11

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.

Jasmine 12

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.
Real fear.
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.

Dash 12

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.

Gus 12

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.
“Get outttt!”
And that’s all I remember.

Jack 11

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.

Sophie 12

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.

Lauren 12

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!”

Luca 12

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…?

Thomas 12

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.

Harrison 12

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.”

Ashlene 12

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.

Barsin 12

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.

Callum 12

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?

Shalini 11

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

Frozen murder
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.

Arfa.J 11

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…

Abdullah.p 11

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.
Then returned.

Adam.p 10

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.

Sobia.J 11

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!!!

Zeeshan.h 10

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.

Dawood.B 10

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.

Zineerah.p 10

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.

Ben 11

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!’’

Lillie 10

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 …

Calum 10

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.

Ethan 10

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!!!!!!!

Cory 11

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.

Libby 10

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.

Hannah 10

“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…

Oliver 10

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.

Sam 11

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?

Poppy 10

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…

Katie 10

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.

Tyler 10

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.

Elliot 11

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.

Kieran 10

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.

Eve 10

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.

Savannah 11

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.

Joshua 10

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.

Izzy 10

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.

Samuel 12

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.

Tobias 11

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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Story Starts Nov 8th-14th



The keys turned in the lock but what was behind the door….??

Fantastic story starts this week give them a read and let us know what you think of them.

Also give it a go yourself.

Casey Cammoile 10

Alice Maisie watched, as the key turned as if by magic. Slowly, the door creaked open and she stepped inside. “Hello?” Alice called, but there was no reply, except for a ghostly echo. “Hello?” she called again; this time there was a reply. “The one that makes a sacrifice will recall those whose family have passed away…” It said, in a cracked, dry voice. Alice didn’t have a clue what it was talking about, so she turned to leave, but the door slammed shut, trapping Alice inside. There was then a sound, like a woman screaming, and then she (Alice) realized that it was her mother, standing behind her. Her mother touched her shoulder, which was surprisingly cold. It dawned on her that both she and her mother had made the sacrifice that the voice had mentioned. Alice Maisie and Andrea Maisie had joined the afterlife…

Emma Hughes 11

I put the rusty old key into the lock and began to turn it. The lock was stiff, and you could tell that no one had been through this closed door for a long time! As quietly as possible, I turned the key and then reached for the rusty black door handle. With all my strength, I yanked the door open as I listen to the loud creaking sound that it made. I stood glued to the spot while my eyes adjusted to the darkness of the musty ancient room before me. Staring at the old, dusty furniture that was covered in cobwebs. Thinking about why to strange old man had given me the mysterious map in the first place that had lead me here.

Caitlin 9

When I opened the creaky door I saw a dark room I found a lantern but it didn’t work. I tried to see so I looked on a wall and I turned on the light I just remembered that it was the 31st of October Halloween. I walked into a room and I saw a little girl stood in front of a wooden bed and I yell HELP! But the little girl said no one can hear you. The little girl had scars, marks and bruises all over her face. The front door slammed shut! I ran through the house and I found a back door .I ran out but the little girl caught me .I never saw dawn again.

Lexi 9

Once up on a time lived a door that was black and cracked. Within a blink of your eye it had gone. Bang! The door shuts. I jump out of my skin. I’m feeling scared. There is a dead body behind it blood everywhere. In turned my lantern on and I hear a bang it is misty and dark I could not see a thing. I want to go home but I can’t because I can’t see. Where am I? I guess I’m not far. Yes you are you are in London if you get through it in 10 minute you will win £123 I think you should get cracking who long do i have to go. Right so I’ll turn left arr skull I think it is haunted. 8 minutes left oww spooky ow! I think I’ve slipped in out I’ve won £123.

logan 10

I walked along an old dark wood when all of a sudden I saw a webby old rusty broken door. A mat was stood in front of it. I lifted it up a under the mat was some rusty keys. I opened the door and I could never imagine what I saw. There was a load of red and white poppies all over the floor and packs of ammo and rifles. Maybe a war happened here I don’t know. I could see gigantic spiders everywhere I was petrified. Then out of know where there was a chest I could have sworn it was not there before. When I looked in the chest there was some pieces of wood and potions. But what did it mean. Then all of a sudden all of the walls started to close in on me very, very slowly and the door and the chest disappeared…

Ben 10

I moved into my new house and looked out the window and saw a shed in my back garden. I went outside to see what was inside. I turned the key and opened the door. There was a statue of a world war general, medals and a table of mini solders fighting in a battle. I suddenly got scared because I thought the head of the general moved. But then my mam called me in for dinner. I came to it the next day with my friends but it had disappeared. They didn’t believe that I had all that in my shed. I went inside to wash my face and then I saw the statue on the grass. It was sat down on the grass. I couldn’t believe my eyes, I went outside and asked him who he was but he just stood up and walked back into the shed.

Izzy 9

I was in a strange forest with my friend Ellie. It was scary we wanted to go home. Are nerves were shaking. Ellie saw a shed in the far distance it was all rusty and disgusting. The trees were rustled around us, there was a key outside on the floor. I blinked it was still there, Ellie said she heard rushing and wishing around her. We had to open it, we turned it with are heats beating. Ellie shut it. “It scary just imagine there could be a dead body in there.” My friends were here came running into the woods. All of them kept staring at me. “What is it?” Molly said, Tyler and Emily were staring at the key. It has a unicorn on it with gummy drops. Ellie opened it “That is amazing” It has bright colours with sparkles. “wwwhhhhooooaaaa”

Mark 10

Me and my friend josh saw a door we opened it the door creeks and cracks cash bang a hoover bin bag fall on the floor but a football falls on my head. The cat screeches in the back ground me hearts were racing are lungs pumping we were so scared but we thought we were going to die josh saw a cloth covering a machine I uncovered the machine we felt scared but brave so we carried on but then the door shut on us josh ran away but I uncovered the machine then went
Ka-boom that’s why I am in a wheel chair.

Brandon 10

The mysterious door!

When I was with my friends walking home, we saw a strange door at the bottom of an alley way. We walked down to the strange door and saw a key, it was in the door, we turned the key and the door opened… Suddenly we heard a BANG! We walked a bit further into this mysterious place. Then we saw a humongous DINOSAUR in the alley way charging at us. We had RAN for our lives! Later on when we got away from the dinosaur, we took some pictures of the place to show the police. But out of nowhere, this demon type of monster, popped out from behind a cupboard. We stood like statues but he still noticed us, he said “don’t be afraid guys, I’m here to catch the dinosaur,” then we weren’t as scared. We can all catch that big bad dinosaur together.

Ellie 10

I was walking in the forest with my friend Izzy. All of a sudden I saw a shed, an old shed in the middle of the forest. I blinked just to see if I was dreaming. It was still there when I opened my eyes. Then I shook my head. Was I going mad? We walked over to the shed. As we got closer we saw that there were some keys already in the door. I opened the door. Colours burst out from every direction. ”Come on Izzy. Let’s go in,” I said.
“You want me to go in there?” shouted Izzy over the noise.
We step into the colour and suddenly I was toppling and turning in every direction. I was on the floor. I looked around. It all looked edible, so of course I picked up some of the ground and put it in my mouth. It was delicious.

Chellise 9

I was walking down the road on the way to school. BANG! A door shuts. I try to open the door but it seems like something’s holding it back. I tried my hardest to open it. I looked up and saw a church. I finally got the door open. I walked in and heard the echo of my footsteps. I looked around quickly. The door slammed shut. I was shaking. I felt a gust of wind. I looked straight forward and saw a little girl just standing there looking at me. I turned around trying not to look at her. I was petrified but to scare me more the window cracked. I looked around the room and nobody or anything was there. I tried to barge the door down but it was no use. I was trapped in the church, lying on the floor. I stayed for the rest of my life.

Caitlin 9

When I opened the creaky door all I saw was a black room. BANG! The door swung shut. I found a lantern outside the house so I walked in there. I turned the lantern on. I wandered around the house until I heard the door slam shut again! I walked forward and I saw a little girl with her head sideways with scars, bruises and marks all over her. I slammed her bedroom door shut and I yelled HELP! But the little girl said no one could hear me. I tried to open the front door but it wouldn’t open so I looked around the house more until I found the back door. I opened it and it creaked open. I ran out. I forgot to close it. The little girl caught me and brought me back in and locked the door shut and I never saw light again.

Tyler Johnson 10

I was walking through the gloom; it smelled musky. At the end of the room was a door with a brass knocker. I opened it. My heart was racing. At the other side was a colourful swirl. A PORTAL! I felt a rush of excitement inside of me. I took a step back; for the first time in my life I was scared. I had two options: run home and get mum or go in. It was strong and powerful. I had no choice. I had to go in. I stepped forward my conscious was telling me “You won’t get out alive, turn back.”
I ignored it.
I stepped inside and…
It was a frenzy of colours. I was swirling around repeatedly. Then I stopped. I fell with a thump. It was a big world filled with mystical creatures, from dragons to unicorns. I thought I am going to stay.

Ella 9

Behind the creepy squeaky door was a treasure chest with gold, jewels and diamonds. We were rich but then there was a monster a bigger monster then me! It was a green slimy monster he was protecting the treasure Then he threw us out. Then we ran for our lives our hearts were racing. We could hear the monster roaring eventually we ran in to the woods. There were a lot of webs and there was snakes skin. When I looked lots of bug crawled all over it. To the bugs it must be nice for the bug there was lots of different ones, there was a big long centipede and a beetle it was disgusting. After that we went to the secret door and tried to get to the treasure. We got in eventually by chasing the monster out it ran in to the woods. I shouted loudly “we are rich!”

Emily Smith 9

I was walking through a narrow corridor, when at the end of it I discovered a large wooden door with a rusty metal knocker and a powerful lock. When I took out a shivering hand to grasp it my heart skipped a beat. I tugged it, and it creaked open and the sound sounded as though I had stepped on a broken floorboard. I took a cowardly step towards the pitch black room. Suddenly something beyond miraculous happened. I was twirling, whirling and toppling down into the depths of the room and with a loud bang, also a gush of smoke I sat dumbstruck. I scrambled to my full height and found myself in a room with loads of MONEY! I glanced around the room; shimmering trophies and thousands of pounds worth of gold stood within my reach. The only thing was how I was going to get myself home…

Casey 9

The door opened: behind it was a damp room. Cracks covered the walls and something strange dripped from the ceiling. A light shone from the top of a rickety staircase.
I climbed the stairs and came to a cat-flap. I peeked through to the next room and I couldn’t believe what I saw. Through the cat-flap was an ancient, wrinkled man sat on an armchair in front of a blazing fire.
“What are you doing?” I asked. “And who are you?”
“I am the creator of everything and I’m writing the life of a young man who’s just won £1,000,000,000 in the lottery. Not much I know but it will do if he wants to buy an Xbox1,” the man said. I was amazed at this strange man and his value of money.
“No-one must know about me, for they will want their future changed. Don’t tell anyone I’m here.”

Izzy 10

My hand was shaking I couldn’t bring myself to open it. I finally found the courage and turned the key. I slowly moved my hand to the door knocker. I felt the rust peel off in my fingers as I moved the handle back and forth. Then a silence. I pushed the door it creaked open. Suddenly I felt a hand on my shoulder. It sent a chill up my spine as the bony fingers faded. I ran inside of the cottage and slammed the door behind me. My heart was pounding. There were sticky cob webs everywhere. Suddenly the light bulb burst it was pitch black. I stood there shivering in the darkness…

Katie 10

I went to my friend’s Tali’s house. We went out to play and called for poppy. And went on a field to play until we saw some thing an old wooden gate painted white it had a knocker a key hole with rusty keys. I waked towards it until Tali’s shouted “STOP” the field and all around us was silent complete silent. Until poppy questioned “should we open the door or not?” we all headed towards the door and tali’s hand headed towards the keys she gave it a rough spin. The door opened with a scream .Me, poppy, Tali’s all headed in side. Once we all were in the door slammed their were squalling of rats. Pictures of World War 2 on the wales an old gas mask was left on a side. Morning began I bit my lip to not scream. We all opened the door and ran away from that gate.

Poppy Jai Muir 10

Behind this door is a very unnaturalistic world. There’s a whole world of cute animals like anime panda’s and anime koalas. There’s also my favourite unicorn there awesomely cute. There’s only one bad person in there he always tries to kill the good ones which is so upsetting I wish he would my friend told me about all this she when in there and tried to stop him. But she didn’t win and she got very badly hurt and very nearly didn’t survive. I tried to go in there but I told her and she said please don’t I was very mad I wanted to get back at him. He had hurt my friend and nobody hurts my friend especially Sky that’s obviously the one who got hurt.

Nathan Johnson 10

The rusty keys turn, the dark door opened and on the other side of the door was land filled with candy were everything is made of candy. The first thing I did was dive in a chocolate river. I saw a monster in the river… It was a monster of great fear. But a knight pulled me out of the river. The knight took me to his castle he train me. He gave me a special sword that was made from candy cane. The knight gave me under chocolate gear and sent me to fight the monster. I dived down and gave him the sword and became friends and I stead there for the rest of my life’


Ethan Lee Nicolson 10

One day I was walking and I saw a home that was abandoned with the keys in the door I went to the door and trend the keys and the door opened I was sucked into a portal. and I hit my head I woke up and I was In a testing camber there were aliens trying to infect me with some thing I was knocked out…

Hannah A 10

I came to a door and found a set of keys hanging of the door. I got hold of the keys and put them in the door and turned them at first they would not open the door but then I tried again and it worked. I opened the door it was hard to open but I opened it and looked in inside was an abandoned zoo I looked around me and saw a tiger I walked up to it as I got closer it sent a shiver up my spine and then it roared then it showed me its paw and swiped it towards me I jumped back and fell over and it ran towards me aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

Calum 10

One day spotted an old pair of keys in an old mouldy door with a rusty handle there I tried all except one key I tried it and it worked. It was obviously made by a black-smith I twisted the key and the door opened I locked it back up and ran home to get torch and pegged it there in hope that now one saw it and went in. luckily it was clear because the door was not open and people leave doors open. I unlocked the door for the last time switched the torch on and walked slowly towards an old shack with the key I opened I looked all around a spotted a chest by the corner of the room.


Sam F 11

I walked up to this old wooden door strangely the key was in I try knocking but no one answered my call. I turned the key and walked in now at first I thought there was nothing special but I realised a strange looking bottle I walked over the was a note saying do not drink but you now how that just makes you want to drink it even more so I yanked out the Kroc and took a big gulp of the strange glowing liquid and if I knew then what I knew now

Then suddenly I heard a voice I ducked be hind the table it was the man how lived hear under the bottle was a note it said this drink may not be consumed it is a hilly dangerous poison if consumed the drinker will die I ten minutes so I had nothing to loose I stud up and shouted at the man he ran

Lillie H 10

One day in the cold windy stormy night I was walking to my friends Tali’s, we where just going for a walk .We got to a house that has been sold we were looking and then we went to the door because we could see a pair of keys in the distance we went over we got the keys it was like they were magic. We opened the door and we stepped 3 paces into the building it took us to a fairyland .We were screaming because we didn’t no where we where ,there was this young boy we went up to his very scared and asked this young boy what his name is when we asked him he just looked at us . I was scared I looked at Tali she looked at me and we both were about to scream when the young boy turned around and he said Elliot …

Joshua Newburn 10

One day I was walking down the street I saw a side door of a house I saw an old knackered door with a pair of keys in the door with some others in it.I was thinking what is behind the old door I was thinking there is a hundred years old grave from the past. Because I saw a smashed window and had a wooden border over it and I hear noises whenever I walk by. It is SCARY and I hear SHOUTING!!! But I get past my fears of hearing noises. Behind the doors are skeletons siting on a bench looking on a skeleton designed bench. At night I hear loud BANGS!!!!! Across the road from my house I think that house is an abandoned house it looks like a scary house of terror. I have seen people jump when they hear the loud BANGS!! And SHOUTING!! It`s SPOOKY!!!!.

Tali Monica 10

I walked through a cutting with my friend into a space of land about 15 metres across. It was full of grass and weeds growing in a wiggly, squirmy way. There were vines climbing up the wall clinging on with every leaf. The killer darkness of the night crept up on us making us shudder with fear. Keeping together as if we were the same person, we tiptoed across the grassy field only to hear a chuckle of laughter. We looked around and explored, in the trees and bushes but we just couldn’t find anything, nothing at all. We saw a small glimpse of light peeking through an open hole in the woods. Clambering through the trees, ignoring the scratches on our legs, we tumbled down a hill to find a wonderful scene. A white house stood before our eyes, we crept closer and tapped on the door, Knock Knock.

Hannah Warne 10

I finally summon the strength to creep to the door my legs juddering .As soon as I step to the round door knob I spot a set of rusty keys there were three. A small one and a medium and a large .Also there was a keyhole.
The rusty key churned as I twisted it while it was in the keyhole. Before my eyes a deserted desert was before me. The sand red and gravel like. I stepped forward and gulped, I then proceeded to my destination. “A camp” I thought excitedly. I ran for the camp shouting and waving my arms .A deadly snake blocks my path I grab a stick and poke at it. It lunges for me but I quickly evaded by rolling.
I strikes again but catches me on my arm. Then a constant pain overwhelms me. A couple hours later I die but peacefully…


Lochlan J G 10
One day in a windy old shack a loud morn came flying though the air land push me back like running in to a brick wall. I fell to the ground in fright. I tried to get up but I need a support so I grabbed a stick and pushed my self up. I started to wobble but carried on walking and walking. I eventually got to the mysteries shack. I slowly opened the door. I took a deep breath and walk in. it was so horrible. A small curled up baby was there but not alive. He had multiple scratches all over him. He also had one big hole though his chest. Heed been shot. I thought to my self what man (or women for all I knew) would shoot a baby. I wobbled home as fast as I could. I got in and told my mum.


Libby Macaulay 10
One day I was walking through the forest and I came across a pair of keys. I didn’t know what they were for but I thought they looked cool so I picked them up and put them in my bag and carried on walking. A few minutes later I came across door. It looked strange and magical so I went to open it but it was locked. The keys I found looked like one of them would fit so I tried them. The first one I tried was too big the second was too small the third one fit in but wouldn’t move and the last one was just right. I turned the key and pushed the door behind the door was stacks and stacks of money. I closed the door and went out of the forest and to the police station to tell them about the money. They said I could do anything I want with it so I gave it to charity.

Cory Tucker 10

As I was taking my dog for a walk with chips in my face from McDonald’s I saw a old rusty door with a key in it so I went over to it turned the key and it creaked open then I decided to go in. When I went in there were chips, nuggets and coke falling from the sky. So I walked in and there was some people down the bottom of the hill so I went down and when I was about to say something they turned round and launched a throwing knife at me so I ran back up the hill and through a dark forest and jumped in a swamp swam to the other side and got out. He was still chasing me and more men came so I ran faster then I lost them so I went to the door.

Ben Walkden 11

As I stumbled across an old wooden door, I saw an old looking wooden door. It had keys stuck in the door. What would be behind it? I asked myself. I slowly turned the keys and the door opened. A huge amount of purple dust blew out fast. Curiously I saw a dark and strange shaped figure ahead of me. As I stepped in I heard the door slam shut behind me. The wooden floor board were creaking. I walked towards the figure realising that something bad would happen. As I got to the figure, it disappeared. Could this all be a setup or is this just really peculiar. I tried looking for the figure with my heart beating wildly. Once I spotted the stairs, I slowly walked up them. There were really creepy looking paintings all over the walls. Could that be a sign of something bad happening?

Oliver Neatis 11

Right in front of me stood an old white door with rusty keys hanging in the keyhole, I wasn’t sure how I got to these doors but I was sure I wasn’t getting home soon. I heard something from the other side of the doors, I wanted to run away and leave forever, but there was nothing behind me, I couldn’t.
I decided to go in but the keys were jammed, I twisted them as hard as I could but they wouldn’t budge. Finally they turned and the door opened, ahead of me was a log dark tunnel, lit up by candles, I walked slowly into the darkness but the further I went, the darker it got.
Soon I came to a junction in the path, I didn’t know which way to go, and I went left. On the other side of the tunnel someone screamed, I was no longer alone.

Thea 7 (KS1 – Year 2)

The Creep Door
One day me and my friend’s went for a walk. Suddenly we saw a very spooky door so we went up to the very spooky door. When we went up to them door it was wooden and it was locked very tight because it had a key. So I shouted “we’ll try and open it” and my friend screamed “ok”. I wanted to go home but the creepy door opened up very slowly and my friends pulled me to go to the door. It was very scary and I wanted to go back home, I didn’t like it. Inside the door I found a very cute, black kitten. I wanted to show my friends but they had gone and left me on my own. I promised to look after the kitten forever so I took it home with me.

Emily Singh 9

She turned the key, as scared as she has ever
been. Almost sobbing into her coat, she opened the door and screamed. It was the murderer on the news, on the radio she was so scared she did not know what to do. Still screaming the murderer turned around and he got a key pushed her, as hard as he could and locked the door. She ran to her mother and said that she had seen the murderer. But her mother was not there, she was scared because her mum had never left the house, in 10 years after her husband had died.

Only two adults had the bravery this week but what a fantastic efforts they are. Do you think you could do as well? Go on… give it a go.

Nikki 27

I crept quietly up to the massive grey door of the haunted mansion, I was petrified, but it was too late to turn back now. I knew my son may be inside and I had to rescue him.
My heart was beating and I could barely breathe the adrenalin was coursing through my body, I turned the handle and went inside, terrified as the house held so many dark secrets and had endured so many terrible things over the years, in I went all alone the sound of my heart beat ringing in my ears and pounding in my head … I tried to turn the lights on but could not.. I turned my torch on and opened the doors of the downstairs rooms one by one, whispering his name… Nothing. I began to climb the stairs when I heard singing coming from a bedroom, nice gentle singing, relaxing and comforting, I pushed open the door and could see sat by the fireplace was an elderly lady singing and stroking a child’s face, my sons face!!

Neil 65

She turned, instinctively reaching for the keys, finger hooked to grab the ring then froze.

‘I’m not coming back!’ she said aloud, as if to emphasise the point to herself. She’d just shut the door on everything she’d known, everything she hated and that hated her, everything that had just about killed her … until today.

‘I’ll never turn that key again,’ she said. ‘I don’t know what’s ahead. I do know what I’m leaving behind. That’s enough.’

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Story start Nov 1st- Nov 7th


This weeks picture was of the ruins in Furness Abby, Cumbria. This sent children writing superb detailed descriptive work. Have a read and please leave a comment.

Libby Macaulay 10

This is not just an old wrecked building it’s a haunted wrecked building. its haunted by monks not the nice kind the bad kind this is the story of why they haunt it and why they are bad.
It started of in 1616 when a group of men became monks they weren’t the best monks they weren’t even religious they just pretended to be. They give them selves a name it was the r monks. There was a group of very good monks very popular monks every body loved them and they made fun of the new group of monks because they didn’t know any thing.
The r monks started to get fed-up and started spreading rumors about the other group. They spread rumors for months and months and the other group was getting laughed at by everybody else. The monks had enough and started a fight with the r monks.

Hannah Warne 10

As I silently crept through the misty rubble of the monastery a storm began to stir. The wind thrashing, snapping many tree’s in its way .I dived for shelter in the gloomiest part of the rubble. Oh what a wonderful sight, shelter.
A monk appeared out of nowhere then it evaporated into the mist. “Wait” I whispered .But to no avail he had gone! The storm grew impatient a swirling twister appeared .whilst I ran I heard an everlasting moan. “The monk” I thought. Then the monk spoke “head for the remaining monastery”. A huge rock tumbled in front of me crushing me.
Now I linger by my grave as a ghost my memories fatal and cruel. I morn of the day I lost my life to curiosity and adventure! My family mourn for me most of the time. That monk is lost forever, he had tried to save my life.

Emily 9

As they hid behind the castle wreck, they did not dare to look what was in front of them. Scared as ever they ran for their lives, before they could even look at the spirit haunting the village. Knowing that they would not live to tell the tale if they stopped running, In the ruins of the castle. They were screaming and crying but no one was there to help. But then suddenly a figure popped out with a hooded cloak on. He grabbed them and threw them in his car. They were asking so many questions, that they did not even know what was happening.


Tali 10

Me and my friend (Isabelle) went out in the woods, mucking about and finding different things to mess with. We were just making dens when we heard a big bang and another and another. Through the trees we ran, to have a peek what was going on. Finally the gigantic bundle of trees ended with a steep hill. Isabelle and I went tumbling down the slant landing in a pile of mud. I clambered up, quickly helping Isabelle up to stand. Our sight was amazing, magnificent should I say. The crumbling walls clattered on the ground meanwhile nature was taking over. We were gobsmacked at the sight of a building that could have been in good condition but instead left to rot away in the middle of nowhere. We staggered round the building eventually finding the doorway. We stared right into the dark black hole. We stepped forward …


Lillie H 10

I was looking around this old destroyed building I was waiting for my friend Isabelle to arrive. Where going to be explorers for the day, Isabelle eventually came we were walking very slowly, and carefully just to make sure we don’t go past any buried valuable treasure.
We were touching all of the walls and then suddenly Isabelle was walking around the other side of the wall and then I shouted HELP!! HELP!!!! . My leg was stuck fast, I couldn’t move!

Isabelle rushed around she was panicking her heart pounding with shock and she went to call for HELP!!! No-one heard her so she decided to pull, she pulled and pulled until eventually, I got out and then I said thanks.

Hannah A 10

Me and my friend Milly were going for a walk , we came to a big rusty dull gate I tried to push it open but it was locked and then I saw a women peek round the door of the house she looked familiar she came to the gate and said ‘’what do you want ’’she had a squeaky voice a shiver ran down my spine ‘’oh nothing sorry to bother you’’ I said and started to walk on and then I heard the lady say ‘’ why is this gate locked ‘’ and she opened I crept back in and seen a wrecked house it started to get colder and colder and that women was there again laughing .My friend Milly said ‘’I’m not scared of you ‘’ she swung towards us aaaarrrr…

Joshua Newburn 10

One day there was a pair of little kids about 10 to a 11 year old kids exploring the champers of torturing they were call Jeff and Harold as they walked in they were really frightened in case they get a piece of sting tied around there neck because they saw people with a blue and purple face from hanging them selves.They found some tools like a sword ,knives and a stick with nails in the weapon to torture them for doing some thing really horrible or tried to assassinate some one like the king or queen they started walking around looking at the dead people on the wooden crate and strapped on the wooden crate with a metal circle and the put a rat in it and it starts to go into your ears , mouth or your hair and other unpleasant places on your body on purpose.

Ben Walkden 10

With my heart beating faster than lighting I strolled through the dark archway. I could sense something bad happening. I sprinted down the corridor and then finally, there was a window. I climbed out from the dark and dim building not looking down at my landing. I fell into a cave. I could hear my footsteps echo as I heard water dripping come closer and closer. I wanted to get out of the frightening cave but it was beckoning me to go further. I couldn’t resist so I began to investigate. Suddenly a shady figure appeared just a few feet away from me. I couldn’t tell whether or not it was human but one thing I realised was that if I turned and ran away I would get a chase so it must be better to face it now and get it over with. BANG! Went a sound from behind.

Oliver Neatis 11

As I watched my son walk slowly into the dark forest I wondered what I could of done that would save my life when I was where he was. The path was disappearing in every step I took; things were starting to get creepy. A storm grew, inky black eyes stared into his soul and in the distance, glowing red eyes flickered in the darkness a tiger had arrived.
He ran left with thorns scratching his face making him cry until he came to an old building, I could tell it was beckoning him in. He walked closer, closer to his doom, steel doors blocked his way, he could see the tiger coming towards him, he ran at them as hard as he could and the hinges screamed a deafening scream, he finally opened it after several moans from the door, when he got in no one saw him again.

Sam Facer 11

So here is a piece of my home the abbey it all started 200 hundred years ago I was born in to a catholic family it was pretty normal family we went to church every Sunday. My farther Eric Smith, worked on the local farm for money . one day he said we are sending you to an abbey this was a great thing at the time but when the day came to go I was petrified I’ve never been that far from home before as soon as we past the farmers home that would be the longest I’ve been from home .

We arrived in the cart just out side the abbey my farther was not coming in I was heartfelt I would never see him a gain me and him were pretty closes it was horrible so 50 years past and I died on the 15 of may 1690 I was in seventies.

Katie 10

I went for a drive with my mum and dad .Until we saw something, something strange, something rather old .We all stared at the field .Did any wane know about this place? Why was it their? what is it? the answer is know wane knows those questions. We all glared at the figure until my dad remembered some thing about king Henry v111.”king Henry v111 took this building from the monks know one knows why but he did the monks were rich that is why I think he stole all their things” said my dad. Suddenly I saw a wight glow it was a man in a robe and was carrying a bell for some reason he turned at us we cold tell he was a monk ghost he looked rather strange he looked at me with his cold dead eyes. Were was he going? What was he doing ? weal never know.

Oliver 10

One night I went out on my skateboard all the way to a big skate-park but then I heard some crumbling in the rocks across the field I saw with my own eyes someone taking stone up from the ground and they were climbing down some kind of a tunnel or a hole so I told my friend to come with me and have a fun adventure. He said” no I’m not going to get myself killed” I said don’t be stupid you’re not going to die lets go. Ok let’s go my friend replied so me and my friend went to the castle looking thing so we had to climb threw a load of rocks and we climbed all the way to the place where the people climbed down so we both lifted the rock’s and then climbed down and we found mine carts filled with gold and iron.

Elliot D 11

My heart was beating wildly as I hid behind an old oak tree. I could see a dark misty figure in the old ruin it looked like a monk I was frightened 0what was he going to do? Was he going to hurt me? Between the ruin there was a horse and carriage it was mysterious but wicked. I took a step back and tripped over a huge rock that I did not see, it was not there before. “Was machst du hier? I couldn’t tell what  he was saying so his friend in the horse carriage to translate. He said “He is German, and he said what are you doing here? He came up to me I was frightened, He told me to scram and get of his land I know what he was saying because the man in the carriage translated it to me. I did so.

Cory Tucker 10

One day there was a ice cream van in a field so I decided to go and get one with a flake. When I walked off I saw a old rotten, disgusting building in the distance so I decided to go and have a look what was in there. When I got in there I saw two kids messing around so I told them to get out and they ran off so I started walking around the building to see if I can find anything. When I went into the next room I saw some money in a bag so I walked further in to the building to see if I could find any other good stuff. I I kept walking then I saw some skulls at the end of the building and very old clothes then I saw some legs and some more skulls in the corner then I found some very bright gold treasure.

Poppy jai Muir 10

This is not just an old wrecked building this is a story in itself. I found this enchanted place when I was practicing for the big marathon. The big marathon is on every year I have run the marathon 5 times I’ve done it since I was ten I’m now fifteen. I like to practice on different surfaces like one day id jog on cobble and one day on mud. This just helps because there not always in the same place. I found this place while practicing on a muddy surface. You see those trees on the left? I was just behind them when I spotted it. As soon as I spotted it I leapt towards it. When I got to the front of the wreck I decided to climb in to the window and then suddenly…

Izzy 10

I stumbled to a clearing and before my eyes appeared an abandoned castle. It had an eerie feeling about it. As I stepped forward the leaves crunched beneath my feet. The wind whistled through my ears as I touched the mossy walls of the building .I peered through the window and couldn’t believe my eyes a dark figure strolled across the room. I felt a force pull me to the ground my heart was pounding. I felt like I was being watched, I didn’t dare to open my eyes for if someone was staring at me. I lay there in silence waiting until I heard a loud scream it sent a chill up my spine I finally found the courage to open my eyes. I screamed as I found a black figure standing over me.

Eve Charlotte Budden 10

As I walked down the lane I could smell the soggy smell of rain I had to be careful that I didn’t slip. I sore a building I thought it was a castle. Suddenly I heard a voice “ha ha ha.” It was coming from behind the wrecked building. I said “hello.” Then one of the bricks moved and I ran back up the lane a slipped on the gooey moss and grazed my knee. Suddenly a shadowy figure darted to me I tried to scramble back up the lane but I couldn’t it was too painful. It came closer and whispered “I’m the ghost of the Abby.” Suddenly my mum shouted me for tea and the ghost disappeared. I went home.

Tyler Bolton 10

Dear anybody

Five weeks ago I was playing out with Billy at the old church. We saw something in the trees.
Me and Billy wanted to follow it like an idiot. But as soon as he saw me and Billy it ran at us. Me and
Me and billy ran and ran we couldn’t work out what it was but we knew it was very scary.
We found a little old house in the woods. We ran into the little house in the woods I locked the door.

I am writing this letter so you might be able to call the police or something please help us.

Nathan Johnson 10

It was a cold day, I was playing with my friends. We were playing hide and seek. I jumped though a window from part of the old and broken abbey. I was hidden in a corner but I fell down a hole. I found a cave with skeletons in it. I conveniently had a torch so I had a look around. I was calling out to see if anyone was there. I found a chest so I opened it . It was shining bright and it was filled with diamonds and gold. I called my friends and they through down a rope. We pulled the treasure and lived a rich life.

Ethan Lee Nicolson 10

Dear diary today I saw a ruined building being dug up I look at what they were digging up I saw a skull and I was terrified I ran home and I hide under my covers . I got my laptop and started to research so I asked my mum what the building was called she said it was called St George’s church there was a rumor about a priest buried alive under the floor . WAS IT HIS SKULL!?

Calum Macpherson 11

dear diary I saw a rewind building that was built in the olden days called the Furness building and it was built 1235 and destroyed in the 1576. It was well known as the church whit a priest got buried in a priest whole when the soldiers knocked on the door or they would block them in for forever and out side a stick with spick on the end the priests head but if they hidden that would not happen.

Ronnie 10

I walked up the Abbey but I was terrified shocked, horrified and scared. I’m feeling weird, my vision goes swirling. I faint on the ground into a strange nightmare and a new world ‘were on earth am I’! I shouted. ‘why can’t I wake up’!

Kieran 10

I walked around my dream house but I wish I never came because I can never leave I’m trapped to die I thought. Why me not a bank robber I screamed for help I never saw the light after that day I live with ghost’s will I die?Bang ! The house fell with a crash I thought it couldn’t get any worse.Did I die can I live I saw Shrek yes I’m dead what will happen next…

Savannah Rose Sharp 11

As I walked through the forest it was dark and spooky, the bare branches scratched my face. As I walk to the top I saw an old castle. I walked into it.It was very old and felt as if it was going to fall dawn. When I was walking and it felt like walking in a maze. I finally got to the middle, and something blown into my face it was like it was glowing.
Something or someone pushed me into it.I banged my head and it took me a while to get back to normal I picked it up and it was lot of lot of gold I giggled but I didn’t know what to do with it. I hear a little voice echo in the back ground then I saw a shadow come forward. “do you want some money?” And we were the best of friend forever.

Lochlan Gosling 10

One day when I was walking to my friend’s  house.I was getting tired so I tuck a short cut through the woods and I soon discovered a small house that looked like it had been left for a long time. I walked up to it and then I heard a small crackle in the back ground so I got closer and closer and closer. Then a small gremlin like man that shouted at me to go away but I was so star struck that I ignored him. He started getting angry so I tried walking off but he grabbed me and said “actually stay and you can be my servant for the rest of your life”. I tried to run off but he stabbed some kind of weird medicine that made me instantly fall to sleep.  When I woke up  I knew I was going to be here for a long time.

Dolcie Rowling 7

A long time ago there lived a poor King who lived in a tiny castle. He lived alone even though he was a King. One day he found a sack of money he used to repair his house and get servants. They did not call the poor King poor any more they called him the rich King. Now his castle had one hundred doors, seven hundred windows and seven hundred rooms. He decided to look in his money room one day but all his money had gone. He looked in a bedroom it looked nice but a little girl was going crazy in there. She wasn’t doing anything wrong so the King became her friend. She dreamed of being the Princess of the castle.

Harvey Kemp 7

One day there was a mad scientist, he made a potion that was meant to turn him invincible but it turned him into a horrible ‘Grim Reaper’ and since then anyone who enters get haunted for the rest of their lives…
One day a seventeen year old boy came to the haunted house. As he walked in with his dog he heard a loud scream, the teenager followed the sounds of screams. The closer he got the more screams he could hear…Suddenly he heard voices of the people who entered before him. They said “Go back! run while you can!!”
The teenager was terrified but he continued…

Casey 10

Melanie Grace stood at the edge of the forest, looking at the remains of her Great Granddads chapel. It was the year 1932 and three years ago, her Granddad’s building was set fire to by someone the police couldn’t track down, killing 32 people inside including her Great Granddad. A sudden flash of lightning occurred and there stood a woman wearing a black gown and had long black hair. Melanie thought this was the woman that had set fire to the chapel, so she ran out and hid inside the spooky church. In almost seconds, the woman had gone, but a fire was spreading quickly through the chapel. She didn’t say a word, for she was ready to join her Great Granddad, away from her life altogether…

Only two adult entries this week, I think the children’s quality of work is scaring you off! #getwriting adults!!!

Andy 49

“Simon! Where are you?” called Maria,
“In here. Come and see what I’ve found.”
Maria walked round the end of the church to the archway that had once housed the door. In the nave looking at something small and black, stood her brother.
“What is it?” asked Maria warily.
“I’m not sure. Looks like a chess piece. Could be a bishop, but it’s more like a monk.”
“Where did you find it?” said Maria moving closer.
“It was behind that stone, hidden in the wall.”
Maria looked down and saw a small, dressed stone lying on the floor beneath a black gaping hole.
“I was climbing the wall to call you through the window dislodged it. I tried to push it back but it jammed on something. When I looked again I saw this figure.”
Maria looked at it and shivered.
“I don’t like it. It gives me the creeps.”

Neil 65

Fatigue made me stop. Nothing else. I was hungry; hadn’t eaten for days. I wasn’t thirsty … it’d been raining and I was wet through. The old church still had a roof and I couldn’t take another step. I don’t like religion, don’t believe in god but I didn’t think a derelict building would mind. I was wrong about that. And when I crawled into an anteroom to shelter from the rain, I thought nothing could harm me. I was wrong about that too.

It was the bell that woke me, booming, dragging me out of sleep in the dark. Then it stopped. I could hear voices, feet shuffling. A door, that wasn’t there when I went to sleep, creaked open. A figure in a robe, holding a candle, stood in the doorway.

‘It’s time for the funeral,’ said a wisp of a voice.

‘Funeral?’ I croaked, uncertain. Looking down in confusion, I saw I was wearing a robe too.
‘What do you mean?’ I asked. ‘Whose funeral?’

‘Why yours, of course,’ came the reply.

Story starts Oct 25th – 31st


Our spooky story start took place over half term so we expected a few less than normal entries… We were wrong. We had excellent entries, give some of them a read and please leave a comment. We had 100’s of views last week and we all love to hear what you think.

New story prompt starts tomorrow, get writing!


By Emily 9
I walked absent-mindedly into the eerie graveyard I was buried in; the recount of the day still makes me sob. Strolling through this graveyard as a ghost looking at my own filthy grave feels devastating. I remember the day like it was only yesterday June 19th 1980, it was like any other ordinary day when a car was zooming towards a crowd of people, the driver not noticing where it was going nearly hit them, so I ran onto the road and tried to leer the car in the opposite direction but it was no use the car didn’t see me. I sacrificed my life towards those people. I was only 16 when it happened. I carried on through the misty graveyard, I pondered on how many people have sacrificed their lives out there. Then I sidled back down to my grave to rest, and I drifted to sleep peacefully.

By Emily W 9

She ran through the woods adrenaline pumping through her body, running as fast as she could. Trying to get away from the ghost. She was very scared and did not know what to do. she was just running anywhere, she then looked up. She was in a cemetery! She was even more scared because she knew that there were more ghosts roaming through the graveyard and looking for people to kill! She obviously did not want to be one of those people! She was so scared she ran out of the woods and screamed for help nobody came to help. She knew she was miles away from help, because she was sweating like crazy!
But then suddenly a ghost popped up from the middle of nowhere she was so scared, she was
screaming and crying for help. But nobody came and there was utter SILENCE she was dead, she was gone never to come back.

By Thomas Simpson 10

It was a cold autumn day and Georgina was treading the same path that she does every single year. The path that leads her to the grave of her dad, George William. Carrying, his war medals in her hand she approached his grave only to pause for a second or two at the tree to remember the exciting times that she had with her father. Full of emotion she put her hand to her heart and with a tear in her eye Georgina nelt down at the graveside.
Fighting back the tears Georgina reads the inscription on her father grave stone “Rest In Peace George William who fought so bravely for his country in the great war.” Georgina leaves a bunch of daffodils, George’s favourite flowers as well as a picture of his beloved wife, Georgina’s mother. Georgina stood, wiped the dirt from her clothes and the tears from her eyes she promised to return soon.

By Cameron Armin 10

It had been 40 years since Bella had been to the graveyard, on hearing a noise she hid behind a tree, she thought she could see someone in the distance or was she imagining it, no the figure was getting nearer, so Bella turned and started to walk away from the figure. After walking a few meters she stopped, and turned back towards the figure she was trying to see who it was but the figure was dressed in black. All of a sudden the figure shouted Bella! , Bella stopped again the voice shouted Bella! Bella walked a bit closer, she shouted back dad is that you! yes said the figure so she ran towards him thinking she was running towards her dad, but as she got nearer, the figure and the voice disappeared, she stopped and realized that her dad had died 20 years ago…

By Casey Cammoile 10

Daniel Carter was stood by his fathers’ grave on the early days of spring, all alone. The church bells rang 6 times and as he looked up to leave, something caught the corner of his eye. It was a woman, looking very ghost-like wearing a long black gown. Her blonde hair bowed untidily in the wind. She was facing the other way to Daniel, when he began to walk she faced Daniel and quickly started walking towards him, but then disappeared into thin air. Throughout the years, he came back to the graveyard and looked at that tree for the woman, but he never saw her again in his life. But every now and then, he would see blonde hair blowing freely, just like the woman’s he saw…

By Luke Jerrard 10

As I jumped around with joy, because the war had ended, my happiness soon came to an end. Excitedly I ran screaming to mum asking “whens dad coming home?” Turning around to look at me i could see something wasn’t right. With a tear in her eye, she said “he’s not my dear !” She explained that dad had gone to an army in the sky; making my world fall apart.

Years of sadness and crying into my pillow at night passed slowly, but I couldn’t help wondering where my dads grave was. So I went on the new thing called the Internet and tried to answer my query. Finally, I found him along with many of his soldier colleagues who also fought to save our country. As I nervously approached the cobbled stone cross, immediately that sad angry feeling I’d grown up with suddenly disappeared and proudness took over.

By Eve-Marie 10

As I wandered through the unforgiving forest, trees tossed branches at me. An eerie silence consumed the woods. I walked into a clearing. As I did so a grey swirling mist swallowed me. It felt like I was travelling through time or space. Then it threw me onto a patch of moss on a hard floor. When I got to my feet I could see graves. I was in a graveyard. My heart in my mouth I walked over to a grave. That was when I got the feeling I was being watched. I turned round and saw nothing so I went back to reading the graves. Once again I thought I was being watched but when I turned round nothing was there. I turned to a grave. My stomach lurched when I saw a figure, covered head to toe in black robes with white hair, behind a tree…

By Emma Hughes 11

My heart was wildly beating as I hid behind the old oak tree. Quickly, I took a second glance at the weird ghost like figure hovering over the gravestone. I recognised the tired, old looking character but I really couldn’t remember where I had seen him. I had a bad feeling that he had something to do with why I was in the graveyard in the first place. It had been a year ago now since my parents had passed away in the terrible house fire. I was saved but sadly they ran out of time to get mum and dad out. It was obvious that the fire had been deliberate however the police never found out who had been guilty. My life had never been the same after that but I made sure that every week I’d visit their grave to put flowers down in there remembrance.

By Conor Smith 10
One day a 3 month after a girls dad died the girl went to his grave yard what said Carl Mc Michael 2014 died after a murder . Then 2 month later the girl died but then she came back to life! Then the ugly spirits of her and her dad ganged up on the people what killed them both and they did their revenge.

The day after they both went to their own grave but not for long that night after they had revenge but that wasn’t it they went for more . Then the people were murdered they tried to get them both but the bullet went straight through them.


By Edward Ian Kendrick 39

Delores never dreamed she’d find love.
She was forty and had several dysfunctional relationships, all terminated by her, leaving a hollow in her heart. Those years of trying to make herself fit around another’s demands felt like a waste. A bruise that coloured all thoughts of love with the tinge of fading yellow and purple.
Then she found love.
He was a librarian. Kind, softly spoken, stable.
They read and lived together in peace until his cough became something more than an irritation. The doctors gave him months. Their collective grief for the future they could not share was overpowering.
On his death bed he insisted she would love again. She discounted his claim. He told her to come to his grave and etch her initials into the tree by his plot. Hers and her new love. So he could rest easily.
On her wedding day, she did just that.

By Neil 65

Emily had been here dozens of times. It never worried her. She loved walking in the graveyard. She knew most of the names, memorised their dates and even found out where many of the ‘dear departed’ residents had lived in the town, long ago of course … well before her time, some of them.

Light breezes rustled leaves and long grass when she arrived. The air smelled clean and she’d brought fresh flowers as she usually did, to adorn her favourite gravestone; the one with the angels, where Nanna Perkins was laid to rest. She remembered Nanna, as everyone called her, from when she was a little girl … always a kind word and a glass of cold homemade lemonade on a hot day.

But today, something was different. She felt tired and distracted … she hadn’t slept well for two or three nights. She thought a walk in her favourite place would cheer her up. Now the fresh posy was scattered at her feet. The wind had turned chill and she stood, leaning against a tree, trying to keep from fainting. Before her a new grave, earth fresh turned, and a new headstone, one she’d never seen before. And it had her name on it.

By Andy 49

It was never going to be easy. Death was always going to be a lonely affair, but Miriam had steeled herself for what was to come.
The long, protracted illness had given her plenty of time to question, to rage, to cry and to get thing in order. Making sure life could continue had been always been a priority and hours had been put into ensuring this would happen. All the family were aware of the arrangements and so when the day finally arrived, the day that horrible disease finally won, everything was in place.
Of course no one could plan for the loneliness and loss that would be felt but at least she knew she had done everything she could. Watching the funeral from behind the tree wasn’t the best way of dealing with the situation, but it was her way.
As the coffin was lowered she walked forward into it.

By Jon Nikrich 39

“What are you doing?”
“I’m just… you know, watching her in action. Did you hear that last group scream? … What?”
“You like her.”
“No, I don’t. … OK, I do, but I don’t ‘like her’ like her. I … admire her technical abilities.”
“You should talk to her.”
“Really? You think I should? No. What would I say? We don’t have anything in common. … OK. Yes. We have something in common, but it’s not a great line, is it? ‘So, hey, I’m dead, you’re dead, how’s that working out for you?’”
“You’re right. You should go with ‘I admire your technical abilities.’”
“You’re no help.”
“Who said I’m helping? Pointing out the flaws in your every thought process is the only fun I have anymore.”
“Look at the way she’s closing in on that new group.”
“It’s true. You have to admire her technical abilities.”