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St Colman’s BNS – Cork – Ireland.
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“Hold guard,” shouted Sergeant Oak. Branches rained down from all angles. I raised my twig and shot. A deafening bang came out of the twig and I saw a tree fall to the ground. “Nice hit, Ash!” roared out Captain Sycamore.We were beginning to take control over the battle when we heard something that made us stop in our tracks.”Leaves. I repeat leaves!” cried out Major Evergreen.Nobody moved for a second. Then there was chaos.”Hold line,” shouted Sergeant Oak but he was the only one left in the bushes.We walked back miserable and defeated .”We’ll take them next time,” I thought as we returned to camp that night.
I was running through the deep woods. I was on a mission to save my friend. He was captured by the wood army. I was in the wood for 2 days now.. I was sleeping in a tent and my food supply was running out. Suddenly I saw it! Finally. I was delighted. I ran towards the entrance when the tree army came out! I shouted “I’m here to collect my friend!” Suddenly they shouted “You shall not pass!” I grabbed my sword and ran into the castle. I saw the cells and ran to them. I pulled the bars. I punched them. But it was to late. The tree army spotted me. Will I survive?
The Ashes and Oaks conflict had been going on for years now as the Oaks still couldn’t get over the game of soccer they had lost three years ago. The war would hit the clock today.
The two armies stood facing each other with the look of death on their faces. The oaks were one man down but only to their advantage.
He lay on his stomach up on the top branch of his home as the throwing of keys and acorns commenced.
The Oaker had the biggest acorn of all and as the Ashes walked underneath him he pushed it over the edge. This killer blow brought peace over the enemies and the acorn is now known as the Acorn Of Peace.
They came from the bigger trees.They are here to take over the WORLD.Their mood is to kill us! I’m just looking from the window. I’m listening to eight radios to get info. OMG! I’m scared. Lets throw five chainsaws at them.That didn’t work. They threw it back at me. Ouch! My window cracked in pieces. I came out and fired a little toy gun pistol and I killed one of them out of three. After I used my ultimate power ball strike boom kick soccer move (THAT’S WHAT MY FRIEND CALLS IT)and I hit the ball at the tree. I needed one more. I just scared him to death. Easy win.
I waited in the waiting room until eventually a man called me in.
“Hello” he said.
“Hello” I replied.
“I’d be looking to pay you 150 euro to cut the tree down” he said.
It seemed like a good deal to me so I made a deal with him. The man gave me a chainsaw and I went to cut the tree. I started cutting until I heard a noise. 7 wooden people jumped off the tree. I ran into the manager’s office and said “Look outside!”.The manager looked out. Then he got the microphone and said “Everyone run out of the park!”. We exited the office and began to run.
It was time. The potatoes had had enough of the trees and were gonna fight back. The trees found out and started preparing. The potatoes deep fried themselves to be tougher and the trees dried out to be stronger. The potatoes knew tofu and the trees knew kung-fu. The day finally arrived for the battle. The potatoes changed their name to “Ze Potato”. Ze Potato started throwing tofu everywhere and the trees were kicking the potatoes. But they had terrible eyesight and were actually kicking each other and crumpling to the ground. Suddenly, Porgs came in and started battling the trees. The Porgs and Ze potato won! But the Porgs ate all the potatos.
It was a fine day in New York until a tree zombie came from Mars. People thought it was friendly so they went closer. That’s when it ate someone and turned them into zombies. Then the people turned around and ran in terror to gun stores and stole guns to shoot the tree zombies . I ran to a car shop and robbed a car and drove to an army base to get guns and flamethrowers . I drove back to my house and barricaded the windows and doors. Suddenly I heard a smash. A window had broken and a tree zombie had broken in and was coming towards me. I grabbed a shotgun and shot the intruder. It did nothing to it. I gabbed a flamethrower and burned the tree zombie to ashes. I knew I wasn’t safe here so I packed food ,water and the flamethrowers and drove away . What would I do now?
The day has come . FINALLY. I can’t wait. Today is the day and we will fight like our lives depend on it ,because they really do.
It was January the 1st when we started training.Training for what you might say. Training for the secret attack on the mighty oak trees that have been bossing us around for too long.Twenty days have passed and it is now time to attack.
As our battle cries sounded I thought, ” What is the point?” We should not be fighting ,but sharing and laughing together.
I was too late,we had lost.
In ancient times the tree warriors watched over the planet with great care. But soon the humans took over. They had spears and other weapons. They were seen as a threat to the tree warriors. So one tree warrior called upon all the other tree warriors for a meeting. The meeting was about how if they all teamed they could take charge from the humans. So all the tree warriors gathered together in one of their so called “parks” and we all ran into battle. The humans never even saw us coming!
This was it. Only fifteen of our kind left. Most of us other trees were sold for money, paper or firewood. Once there were billions of trees in the Amazon jungle. Now there are none. This had to stop.
I called all the last tree people down as we needed training to get the message out of why we need trees. All we had to do was to get them to stop cutting down trees until the summer which was only about 3 months away.
We trained hard for 5-6 weeks when finally we were ready to get the message out. The only question was would it work.
They had found us. The people from down below had started chopping trees as if they weren’t even there. If only they had been more cautious . But, as the old saying goes, if you mess with the bull you get the horns. Every single branch had been equipped with the most hi tech gear, from the smallest, barely noticeable birch twig to the biggest , ancient oak stalk. We had also branched out to our close friends, the dogs, using them as spies.
Little did the humans know they had just pulled the trigger on a cross species war…
In the clearing park in 2018,the tree men were born. They were made from the small twigs you find on the ground near the trees. They were trained to defend the mighty oak. They would camouflage among all the trees and if someone came anywhere near the mighty oak, they would attack. One day they were getting tired of standing there all day and they were ready for bed when a tree cutter came up to the mighty oak. They all jumped out and were in their positions. What will happen next?
”But why Mom? Why do we have to go for a daft old walk in that old run down park with half burnt and chopped down trees,”said I.
After all that talk of course we had to go to the park for a boring walk but at least we would be back in about half an hour I’d hope.
As we were walking we saw a riot of small tree men who attacked. They came from China. They’re here for pay back and they are not happy as we can see as we got taken into there saucer and then……
“Come on let’s go!” Said my best friend eagerly.
“But it looks really dark and quiet,” I replied cautiously.
But despite all my excuses, Ian dragged me into the unpredictable forest. As we trudged across the muddy, wet grounds of the forest, we heard a noise in the distance. I squinted into the darkness to see leaves blowing up into the night sky. We dared to go closer, but just as we reached the area, we heard a bang and shouts of rage. I looked around to try and see what was going on but I felt a stinging pain in my back. Little did we know that we had just started a very dangerous war…
“Sir, we received news from the border and our tree ninjas are retreating.” said Ash.
The humans were cutting all the trees down not sparing a single one of them. There are only a few dozens left but every day one of them still dies. Now the generals have come to a meeting to end this.
” We must attack the humans or we’ll all die one by one.” said General Birch.
” This is too risky, we must defend the last tree citizens.” answered back Sapling.
” And die ourselves- ”
” Good news, General, the plants in England have agreed to join our army and running as fast as their roots can take them. ” Ash interrupted.
” O.k, we shall strike tomorrow and end the human greed forever.” shouted Birch with a grin.
It was the first of March 1894 somewhere in Alaska . We were the protectors of the ancient wood or as we called ourselves dryads . We were recently informed by the tribe elder that strange men arrived in the dead of night. We had to investigate .
I presumed it was hunters but it could be the army as well . We hated them . Later we slowly crept around from tree top to tree top . Suddenly we saw a camp that was directly under us . We peered down at the tens of men in their Khaki uniform with rifles on their backs . We could take them on or just scare them . But we jumped off the trees ready to face them.
” RUN!” I screamed.
It was midnight when my gang of robbers broke into a local bank. Our aim was to sneak in silently, grab all the money and drive away like nothing happened but one of the robbers set off the alarm.
We ran as fast as the wind to our pick-up truck where our getaway driver was waiting for us. Once we all entered the car we drove away. We were moving very fast when suddenly we saw an oil spill on the road in the distance.
Once the truck drove over the oil it was out of control and it skidded into a ditch .The police arrived after a few minutes and we were caught.
” Who spills oil on a road?” I asked myself angrily.
Nervous, I put on my black mask over my face and loaded my gun. We jumped out the van in a hurry and only had five minutes to get back from the bank .
I ran into the building and fired a bullet into the ceiling and started roaring at the banker and told him to give me the money and if he didn’t I would give him a present .
We came back with bags of money and I ran for my life out of the building before the police had got there .
We got in the van and I started driving. When we were moving very fast the police started driving into the van and the chase was on.
We decided to enter a race. It was extremely hot so we were getting ice cream after. We were moving very fast when we suddenly disappeared to another world. It was very advanced and impressive. Someone came up to us and told us that we were summoned to compete in the space race. So we went to the race and immediately we were intimidated. The aliens were big and fit. Three,Two,One GO!!! So we darted off. What seemed like a hard race was actually simple. We won and went back home. Nobody believed us but we still got ice cream.
“Get ready for launch, ” Mark said .
“Andromeda, here we come! ” I answered back . “Five, four, three, two, one, launch!”
The operator shouted into the inter com. BOOM! Our vessel fired out towards Andromeda . Within 30 seconds we were out of the atmosphere . We were now going at five percent the speed of light.
Our mission was to go 7 light-years to check a message we received from some sort of alien society . But this mission was going to take 140,000 years because one light year takes 10,000 years on earth . We had nothing to lose. We had to freeze ourselves so we could survive . We were moving very fast when the freezing pod malfunctioned . We were going to die out here. We had to fix this.
There I was in my boat. I did not know what disaster awaited me. I woke up on an island. I had fallen asleep in my boat! A chill went down my spine. My boat also had a crack. I had to go get some wood. Suddenly I spotted somebody in the jungle. His name was Emmanuel and he told me he was captured. He told me there was a hostile tribe living on the island. We got some wood and ran back to the boat. We went off. I was relieved. We were going very fast when my mate got shot in the leg with an arrow.
It was Grand National Day and I sat on my horse at the start. A huge crowd had gathered around the track at Aintree, to watch this race of 52 horses which was surely going to be pure carnage.
The flag dropped and we were off and the noise of hooves thundering against the grass began. 52 horses and jockeys jumped at the first fence but only 45 made it to the other side.
As we headed towards the home straight only 20 horses with jockeys remained and I was up at the front. We were moving very fast when suddenly one of the loose horses crossed over in front of us. My beauty followed him as he led us towards the railings. The dream was over!
When Mum and Albert woke up on Saturday morning they jumped out of bed and checked the calendar. They had forgotten Aunty Rose was coming from America. They quickly hopped into their clothes and ran down to the supermarket to buy ingredients for a cake.
They had picked up all of their ingredients and rushed up to the till. Everything was ready to take home when they had found out that mum had left her purse at home. She sprinted up home and got the purse. They had paid for the ingredients. We were moving very fast when we found out we had forgotten the eggs. We rushed back to the supermarket, got the eggs, ran up home and made the cake. We iced the cake and five minutes later Aunty Rose arrived.
When I was a kid, my mother would make my deliver groceries to the poor old lady next door. But really she was cruel and was loaded with money. But one day she said bitterly to me, “You will never make anything of your life and you will be as poor as your foolish mother thinks I am!” So that day I swore that when I get older I would rob all the loot that old women had stashed in her house. So the night of our story I sneaked in the window of her house, crept into the hallway and peaked into the sitting room and sure enough she was asleep. First I checked under her mattress, nothing. Then I checked behind the photo frames for a safe, nothing. Lastly I checked under the rug, BINGO! It was a trapdoor. When I opened it a glistening light shone out. My gaze was soon interrupted by a shadow. It was the old lady. There was a sheet under the diamonds and gold so I caught each corner of the sheet and made it bag shaped. Then I legged it out the door where I joined my brother. We were moving very fast when……….
“Please Mom, can I at least go with Josh? ”
“Oh all right then , but stick with Josh.”
“Yes!” I cried and sprinted towards the queue.
When it was our turn, Josh, his friends and I got into a carriage and a minute later we were off. Josh’s friends were teasing me saying I was too young and afraid but I was going to prove them wrong. A few minutes in we were moving very fast when out of nowhere we jerked violently to the right nearly sending us toppling out onto the track. Strangely the teenagers faces were as pale as ghosts. Let’s just say the drive home was silent, deathly silent.
We were going very fast when… boom!!! When I woke up I was in hospital. I didn’t know what had happened. The doctor told me what had happened. My leg was broken and one of my ribs was too. I asked where my mom and dad were but they didn’t tell me. Days passed and I was still in hospital. One day a nurse called Catherine came over to me and said that I would be able to go home in the next few days. So two days passed and my mom and dad were in casts. We were driven home by our granny and grandad. A couple of weeks later all of us were better.
We had just stolen a car and the cops were chasing us. We were moving very fast when our tyre burst from a policeman’s bullet .We ran for our lives. It was our last breath when we spotted a motorbike. We quickly revved up on the back of a police car. We went flying but we still had not escaped.We called our friends but there was no service. Finally our friends had got our message. They had all parked their cars in the middle of the main road. What good friends to have. As we were driving home we saw more than 70 police cars.
“Run!” I shouted as we dashed down the cobblestone path.
“How did they know?” I thought as we galloped past the cell doors.
One of the guards must have been tipped off. We had been so careful all week. I looked round. Ten of us had decided to attempt to break out of prison. Eight were standing around me.
“Where’s Buzz?” I asked.
“Dunno,” replied Dara “We thought that he was with you.”
“No,” I said .
Suddenly a door flung open and we legged it. We were moving very fast when Bang! Crash! Boom! Doors were flung open from all angles.
“I guess this is the end of the road for ye,” said a smug looking man. His name was Buzz.
Two snails, Verb and Adverb, were always the fastest snails. They entered a race of 20 snails called “THE ONE METRE SPRINT”.(One metre is a lot for a few snails).They strolled to the starting line saving their energy. Even though they were brothers they were very competitive. BANG! the race starts. 20 snails recklessly and rapidly galloped almost a metre when Adverb starts bragging that he was faster. Verb argued that he was faster by far. While they were fighting, every other snail crossed the finishing line. Adverb said, “We were moving so fast when you weren’t talking to me”. “You started it “, said Verb. And the fight began again.🐌