October 22

Test Part 2- The Break of Dawn

WARNING!!! If you have not read part one, I recommend you do so. Otherwise this will be very confusing!!!

I could not sit there and dangle in one of the highest trees, someone was bound to see me. I summoned all of my strength and jumped with nothing but my arms; by some miracle, I had made it. I slammed my food down on the branch blow me and climbed up the tree. When I reached the top I had found the weapons. I didn’t know if this was a trick just to kill me and I didn’t care; I just wanted safety and to go back home. But of course this will never happen because once we leave this “Test” we will be put up with all of the other survivors. “Heaven” is what they call this place, but really it’s just land separated from everything else. The though of never seeing my mom or brother again killed me, but if it meant I could see my father, I will carry on. My father was in this “Test” you see and, well, hopefully survived. If not then this is just a way for me to go stay on land with no one; everyone I know who was in this “Test” is surely dead by now. I can’t imagine the beauty queen of our school staying in here for longer then a day.

Once I finally got back on the ground it had to have been almost midnight. I would have stayed here forever, but someone had to notice something off with this tree, like I did, and climb back up. I grabbed the bag with the weapons in them, and figured this was as good a time as ever. I opened the bag; hoping for some sort of sword or shield, when I saw what was in the bag a look of disappointment crawled up my face. The only thing in the bag was scissors, rope, glue, wire, one tiny little dagger, and a long chain.

What was I supposed to do with this! I get the wire and rope, but why would I need glue? The chain was just going to scream “hey look, here is a person running with something she didn’t come here with, kill her yay!” At least I got a dagger, it’s not a sword but it will do for now.

Shelter is what I am worried about, someone has to be out here looking for an easy target. I looked around for the fist time since I got to the tree. Trees were everywhere, roots were vanquishing the ground with their mighty force, the moss covered the rocks to make them look like an afro. I saw, about five feet away, a ditch. Big enough for a person, this was there on purpose I know it was, it is so perfect. But it was good enough for now, I hopped in and covered some of the leaves on me so I wouldn’t stand out too much. Then I had it, an idea. The glue could be used for many things, but for me it was shelter. I would glue the leaves onto my cloths to make camouflage, it was perfect.

As I slept I made a game plan for tomorrow, but for now all I could do was wait for the break of dawn.

October 16

Great, Winter is Coming

Some people really like winter, they can’t wait for the warm fuzzy blankets, the hot coco, the bright light of the fire. Others, like me, can’t wait for winter to end.

I don’t get why people like winter, it’s freezing cold outside and there is school which no one really LOVES school. Winter is really just a big let down. You think it’s going to be magical this year, and it’s going to snow everyday and be as bright as the sun. When in reality it’s dark cold and dry, there is very little snow and even if it is cold enough to snow it’s just going to become ice or sleet.

I do like winter don’t get me wrong, it’s all fun until after New Year’s Eve. After that’s it’s just sad and disappointing, it’s not fun anymore and you just want it to end. Christmas is really the only winter holiday that counts, most of the time New Years is your parents excuse to have their friends over and not yours.

Winter can be fun I see that. The warms fuzzy blankets covering you while you sit by the fire drinking hot chocolate, but there would be no need for any of that if it was just warm all the time. In some places it does snow, but it Texas it just covers everything in ice at best.

I don’t know, winter after Christmas is pointless to me. If you really like winter and you want to tell me why let me know!

October 6

In the Shadows

The lonely little light in the distance seems to dance in the still of the night. I’m sure it’s just a hallucination, there would be no one out here who would help me, just kill me. In fact no one alive would be out here this late, except me. I do need to get back to the safe house but every time I move the swampy floor below me squishes making it harder to hide from the black shadows that haunt the night.

The light is now gone, covered, by one of the shadows who is looking for the next victim to join. This…thing is no more then a foot away from my face, I could just try and run but they will hear and catch me, it’s a race that I can’t win. It’s just like when you ask your friend to see who can run the fastest to a certain distance except your friend completely cheats and flys. I slow my breaths hoping that the black beast that stands before me will give up and move on to the next lonely wanderer.

I look around me hoping to find a way to escape but all I see are shadows in the trees that seem to tear through the stars to the heavens. The dark and foul smelling waters below me are no better, they were once full of frogs and fish and was now full of dark mystery and sadness that the shadows have created for the entire village. After a long painful hour of just standing there they finally move on, some stupid girl ran away from the dark ones . The screeching of the shadows was like nails on a chalk board but I had to endure it so they wouldn’t come back.

I look back around and see the trees, the water, and the muddy swampy ground. I smell the foul stench of death in the water, I went to walk back to the building still keeping quiet. The smell and the darkness that is so intense is swallows my heart and crushes it, it made me sick to think of all the lost pets, the lost children, the lost souls that were once alive in this wasteland. I don’t know how I got back alive, I am the only one to tell the tale of the shadows, but it happend, and I am here.