A Walk In The Moonlight

A few weeks ago my English teacher told us to write something using an excerpt from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien as a outline for what to write. Of course, we all had the choice of writing using our own minds to create a story using diction and syntax, but I chose to “follow the path of J.R.R. Tolkien” and write a (very) short story using it as a guideline. After brainstorming names for this little short story I decided to name it A Walk In The Moonlight. Anyway, here’s what I wrote that day (plus a little from today):

 

I rode my bike into the woods at night– again. These woods are like my home; it is somewhere I can go to get away from the world. Today though, something was off. Something was different. The trees seemed more twisted, and the moon not so bright. In the distance I hear the gurgling of the creek I always walk by, but today, instead of it flowing over the rocks peacefully, it sounded… angry? My curiosity got the better of me as I hopped off my bike, leaned it against a tree, then slowly walked off into the woods to the creek. The closer I got the more I noticed: the creek, even though I couldn’t see it,  didn’t sound angry… it sounded as if it were running from someone… or something.

Moon juice.Robbie V via Compfight

 

As I said, I wrote this using a page from The Lord of the Rings as a guideline, although I’m not sure what page it was. I hope you liked this story!

Winter Break

 Winter break (2014) was so much fun! My winter break was spent in Texas, not out of state, but it was still awesome. The majority of the time was spent at home, but my family and I also visited my cousins for about 5 days, and we also went hunting.

 

Some of my winter break was spent watching the BBC version of Merlin, which I have now finished (THE FEELS!!!). On Christmas I got a bunch of stuff, but I think that my favorite part about Christmas day was the new Doctor Who episode. It was awesome but a bit messed up for a Christmas episode because, well, I could say, but that would spoil it.

 

I also went to my cousins house, which we (again) played hide-n-seek in the dark. It was much more fun than last time because one of my cousins hid somewhere (I would tell you, but I was sworn to secrecy) and no one could find him. He even switched spots so that it was possible for someone to find him.

 

We also went hunting on an exotic ranch. Even though we weren’t allowed to kill most types of the exotic animals, my brother and I had each killed a good sized deer in the first 3 hours. I shot the deer from 175 yards away, which is equivalent to 1.75 football fields, straight through the heart. Both deer that my brother and I shot are currently being processed into different types of meat.

 

So how was your winter break?

Hide-and-Seek?

My Thanksgiving weekend this year was very weird. I mean, up to Thanksgiving dinner it was relatively normal but on Saturday my cousins and I played hide-and-seek. Now, to most of you it probably sounds like a kiddish game, but the way we played it was anything but kiddish because it was in the dark.

The person who was it was the only person who got a flashlight, which was helpful because whenever the flashlight was on it alerted the hiders. Since we where playing this at my cousins ranch, we had to set boundaries to make sure no one had to run a few miles to find someone. The boundaries where the gravel roads, which was actually a good spot to hide because in the dark it was almost impossible to see the person vs. the road. In this case, the flashlight saved a lot of time because the seeker would’ve had to walk all the way to the road and check it; while since we had a flashlight all we had to do was shine it towards the road.

During one of the rounds one of my cousins was running around the corner of the house because my brother, the seeker at the time, saw him but my cousin kept on running. Well, I saw the flashlight beam and started to run but unfortunately for both of us we literally bumped into each other. Of course my cousin was unfazed, but I tried running the other way, but was to close to the house and tripped over a bucket. Luckily for me, I regained my balance and didn’t fall on my face, but my brother saw me before I could get away.

 

So do you have a weird hide-and-seek experience? 

Night Owl 4-Ever

Anyone who knows me might know that I can’t stay up late talking or moving around, but I could stay up until 12:00 reading a book or something. But even if I do go to sleep early, I still wake up late, and when I do wake up early, the mornings are almost terrible. My brother is an early bird and wakes up way before me. During the night I study, if I have a test the next day, because for some reason I don’t concentrate as well when I study during the day. Once over the weekend I slept in until 12:00 in the afternoon! It was such a surprise to me that when I went upstairs I didn’t believe that it was 12:00 even though my family was telling me that it was.
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