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One hot summer afternoon in the school holidays, two twins lounged in the shade under the apple tree. Their names were Kate and Meg. As they sat under the apple tree under Kate’s bedroom window, Meg sighed.
“The school holidays are always so boring! We never have anything to do!” she complained, swatting away a mosquito that had been flying around her face.
“I know! I’m so bored that I could go and explore the old abandoned house across the stream!” Kate sighed and plucked an apple off a low hanging branch.
“Kate! That’s brilliant!” exclaimed Meg. “We can go and search the house and prove that the rumors are false and that there is no monster lurking in the cellar!”
The next day, Meg and Kate gathered two torches and pulled on their boots. Then they tramped over the bridge at the back of their house and entered the backyard of the old abandoned house. Kate cautiously climbed the creaky steps and opened the heavy wooden door. The twins crept through the old house and stopped at the cellar stairs.
“Look at all these photos of the old guy!” whispered Meg, looking at a rugged picture of the previous owner of the house.
Finally, after a few minutes hesitation, Kate eased the wooden cellar door open. Together, the twins descended the stone steps. Each time their foot touched one of the steps, a slight echo sounded. They reached the end of the stairway and stopped. After a moment’s hesitation, they opened the door at the end of the stairs and found themselves in a small circular room. They stepped off the last step and the door slammed shut behind them. Kate tried the door.
”It’s locked.” Kate sounded worried. They were trapped.
“Look. There are signs on the doors!” said Meg. “Maybe one of them is a way out.” Meg sounded hopeful but she couldn’t hide her face and Kate knew she was scared. Meg silently crept up to the first door.
“Kate, I don’t think any of these signs are labelled way out,” said Meg, sounding horrified. Kate stepped closer to the first door. And there, on the sign, in rugged letters, was the word: Zombies. Meg and Kate stepped toward the other doors. The other signs read: Sharks and Wolves.
“Meg,” said Kate in a worried voice. “I think these are death choices.”
“I’m sure one of them is a trick!” said Meg determinedly. She searched the room for clues. Then she plunged through the door in the centre, pulling Kate into the darkness with her. They screamed as they fell into nothingness, and then they were gone forever.
Article posted March 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM •
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