Week 28: The Landing Pad by Michael

21st of March 2521. I buckled up my seatbelt and gave one last look at planet Earth.  My co-pilot (Ben) and I, were going on a mission to a planet called Libyacon in Andromeda. As we took off, I felt the oddly satisfying feeling of the space shuttle vibrating.

3 hours later… “We’re nearly here, Ben!”

Ben looked back at me and gave me an excited smile. As we approached the landing pad, Ben looked back at me and said, “What’s that? What happened to the landing pad?”

I hopped out of my seat and looked out. Our landing pad on the swamp was destroyed. Not only was the landing pad destroyed but the swamp was too. All of this was done by someone. Someone we don’t know.

Week 26: Isolated by Michael

Here I am, stuck in the middle of nowhere. My expedition team are well gone by now. But that’s not what frustrates me. When my expedition team stopped here for some food, I wandered off looking for rare animals. By the time I came back, everyone was gone. I was so angry that I was about to give up and just live on this island forever. But now I have some hope. Yesterday I saw an oil tanker ship in the distance. For now, I will have to stay here and plan my next move to get out of here.

Week 25: The Building by Michael

This was the day I’d been waiting for. I had finally been granted permission by the mayor to have a look at the biggest building in town. Some people say it was a church before, some say a theatre. Nobody knows.

As I stepped inside I took a look around. It was cold, dark and damp inside. I walked down a broad stairway that led me into a lobby or hall. To my left I saw a stand which said, ‘ Candy Bar’.  This was my chance. I could check how old the chalk was and reveal how old this building was. I pulled out my equipment and started working on the writing.  I heard my machine beep I looked at it. It said 135 years old.

Week 23: The Bomb By Michael

I ran down along the narrow pavement towards my new red jeep. This mission might well be my first and very last one. I had to defuse a bomb that was found yesterday in our headquarters. When I arrived I got my key and tried to open the door. It wouldn’t open….. I tried sticking in a few coins to try to open it but that was hopeless. The only thing I could do was kick the door down. I counted to three in my head and then I ran in and kicked it down. The second the door slammed down on the ground. I heard someone climbing down the side ladder of the building. I felt a sinking feeling in my heart…

Week 22: The Vinegar By Michael

Here I was in the Z01 secret base. I was in the cafeteria under the name of Kevin Johnson, a janitor who was really absent today. My plan was to scatter cameras all around this secret base in the middle of nowhere. But first I would have to have some food in the cafeteria as it was lunch time. I went up to the buffet and grabbed some chips and a sachet of vinegar. Half way into my chips I added some vinegar. As I ate the chip there was a strange taste in my mouth, the vinegar was too sharp. Suddenly I felt dizzy. Out of nowhere appeared 3 men, all in black suits. I was caught.

Week 21: The Talking Teddy Bear by Michael

It was 5 past 1 and I was walking in the middle of the city. Suddenly I spotted a  white, fluffy teddy bear on the recently renovated footpath. I wondered, “What could he be doing here?” Without  thinking I knelt down and scooped the bear from the footpath. In a blink of an eye the bear said, “Hey, who are you?” I stood in shock. Was I dreaming? The bear stared at me with a strange face. “Don’t tell anyone, please.” said the bear. At that point I didn’t have a clue about what to do next.

Week 19: The Tribal Village by Michael

It was day 16 of isolation. I was absolutely washed out. Today I would only have two bugs and some water for breakfast. I haven’t had a proper breakfast like eggs and sausages or porridge for 2 weeks now. But today I was going to look for help. I walked through the damp forest for hours looking for civilization. Eventually I walked into a village, a tribal village. Suddenly a man came out of nowhere with a flickering torch. I felt like I was on the fringe of the world.

Week 18: The Multicoloured Army By Michael

It was the last day of my holidays in Sydney. I really didn’t know what to do today as I’d seen most of Sydney by now. While I was walking along by he Sydney Opera House I noticed a very strange sight. I saw a whole army of multicoloured figures with no people close to them. I couldn’t make out if they were alive or not. Then suddenly a man walked around the standing figures. He shouted out something and then pointed directly at me.

Week 17: Skeleton Cave By Michael

It was only my colleague Kate and I now. We were looking for ancient bones in a cave nicknamed  “Skeleton Cave”. We walked carefully through the tight space looking for bones and possibly ancient treasure. Kate dropped a twig every metre or two so we wouldn’t get lost. As we turned a corner we found a huge pile of bones. We knelt down and started examining the ancient looking bones. I took out my camera and started taking pictures from multiple angles. Kate began putting a few bones in a clean plastic bag with gloves on. Then suddenly I looked around and she was gone, but how could she just disappear? I quickly stood up and looked everywhere. What now?

Week 16: 2 Flying Objects By Michael

I was just coming home from work when I realised I still had a long day to go. 2 pink, flying, bubble shaped objects were flying in the sky. Questions fired into my head. I quickly called the police. As I watched I couldn’t make out whether there was something inside the half transparent object or not. Was it empty? Police quickly arrived in their squad cars. Each car had a mountain bicycle on top of it, probably to go up the mountains for a better view. Police were taking videos and pictures. 20 minutes later the area was flooded with people. Then suddenly the 2 flying objects lit up very brightly and disappeared……

Week 14: The Blue Eye By Michael

It was my first ever year putting these decorations up. They have been sitting in the damp attic for thirty nine years. As I was placing the largest bauble on the Christmas tree, the box for the decorations and artificial holly lit up. I was astonished. Suddenly a blue eye popped out of the box. It stared at me for ten long seconds, blinked and disappeared. The following morning I woke up and the eye appeared on my Christmas tree…… again.

Week 13: 3rd one stuck? By Michael

It was my first solo mission and probably the biggest one I’ll ever do. Two men were stuck at the bottom of Ross Cave. They had been stuck there for around 2 days. My heart pounded as I lowered my heavy rope into the deep and dark cave. I was relieved when I reached the bottom, but the mission wasn’t over. I predicted that the two men wouldn’t be very tired and would be ready to get out of here. But they were exhausted. Could I be the third one stuck?

Week 12: Bad Timing by Michael

It was a normal day in Southville town.  I was exiting the grocery store until I saw a big black van speeding down the street.  I was carrying two big bags with common items such as bread and milk. As I walked down the busy street two big police cars darted down they street.  Was it a robbery? Was it a kidnapping? I walked home, puzzled, thinking what could’ve happened. When I arrived home, I quickly turned on my TV. I seemed to be on the television.

Week 11: My Old Bike by Michael

It’s been 10 long years now since I’ve left my bike in the dull, isolated woods. I am still confident I can go in the woods and find that bike in one day. I put on my wellies and grabbed my half wet raincoat and headed off hoping I would come back with my old bike. As I came to the entrance of the woods, I stopped for five seconds, took a deep breath and headed in. Around 15 minutes later, I saw a weird looking shape ahead of me. It looked very rusty. I sprinted up a few metres and stopped. It was my bike. It wasn’t only my bike. It was my bike in a huge oak tree.

Week 10: The Escape By Michael

Hi, I am Bill, a gorilla who lives in Dublin zoo.  I am planning to escape the zoo tonight. My plan is to climb over the yellow wall made out of bricks behind me. I literally have no idea what is behind it because I have not been out of this space for around a year now…

When it hit 11 pm I started to climb over the wall. After, I started running down a random path. Suddenly I heard people shouting and running towards me. 4 seconds after that a loud alarm went off.

Week 9: Caught by Michael

I ran down the wet stairs and found myself in a basement. I looked around and I found an interesting door. I wondered what was behind the door. The second I opened the door I was shocked. It was a cave! After I entered I heard bats and mice. A few minutes later I found some cool looking rocks and a little stream. Suddenly I heard a door open and close. I started looking for a hiding spot but it was no good. I looked back and saw that there was no need to run, I was caught.

Week: The Great Toy Escape by Michael

Everyday the children played with me, not knowing what I was doing when they were away. I have probably tried to escape this house 10 times and failed every time, but tomorrow I am going to try to escape again and I will succeed. My plan is to hop into one of the kid’s bags and hop out once they exit the house.

The following day, I grabbed the camera and hopped into a bag. A few minutes later I saw the door shut behind me so I jumped. I landed quite roughly in the worst place, a loveliness of ladybugs.

Week 6: Skydiving By Michael

Ring! Ring! I answered the call. It was Simon, my friend. “We need you at the military air field in an hour” he said. “OK I AM IN THE BATH” I SHOUTED ANGRILY. I clumsily got out of the bath and put on my uncomfortable military uniform. I hopped into my orange Vauxhall and set off. As I got closer to the air field fighter planes danced in the skies. When I arrived everyone was waiting for me. We got inside the plane and took-off. In half an hour we were in cruising altitude. After Simon jumped it was my turn. I counted to three and jumped.

3 planes Out of Nowhere Week 5 by Michael

I flew the fighter jet across the clear skies. One hit anywhere on my plane and it would be going down. All of a sudden 3 other enemy planes came out of nowhere. One of them shot my plane and an alarm went off. It reminded me of a time when I saw planes going down in movies. I only had one choice, to jump out of the plane with my emergency parachute. I opened the hatch and jumped.

A Lucky Find By Michael Week 4

If I didn’t find anything today I would surely be fired. Everyone else had surely found some historic item. I dug and dug for the next few hours but I couldn’t find anything. Just as I was about to give up and leave I felt something in the ground. It was a head of some animal. I called a digger over so I could get it out. After we dug out the first one we found two more that were the same size as the other one. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was.

The Escape By Michael Week 3

My feet felt like they would refuse to move. I looked down the long, busy street. I didn’t see any police. I saw a squadcar with its sirens on but it seemed to be going backwards. I ran into a tall -looking modern building and took the lift up to the fifth floor. I sprinted into a room with no furniture and locked it. I glanced out the small window and saw a blue helicopter flying around the city. Police were going into the building and surrounding the streets. I had no way to escape.

Week 32 The Money By Michael

One ordinary morning I was walking down the street. I saw two men running up the quiet street. They gave me a big, black bag with lots of money in it and gave me some instructions but I didn’t understand the instructions. I dumped the bag on the street and ran down. I hid behind a smelly bin. A few minutes later 4 police cars went speeding down the road. I went back on the street and saw a tall policeman shout “Hey, put your hands up! You’re under arrest”.

Week 29 By Michael

Boom! Crash!

I had to leave the city immediately. I was in grave danger. I frantically packed my crimson bag and left. I shouted for help but nobody seemed to hear me. It was a very misty day so I put on my coat. I ran for what felt like an hour to look for safety.

I reached an old abandoned cottage and decided to stay there for the night. A few minutes later a man entered the cottage. He took out a weapon and threatened me with it.

Week 27: The Run By Michael

Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress. I ran from path to path from street to street and from road to road, I still couldn’t run away. I sprinted up the old bumpy road until I came to some roadworks. I ran around them and  kept on running. I came to a dead end. I ran into a narrow dirty street. Dead end. I climbed on the bins and jumped over the high brick wall. I ran quickly and quickly until I came to the exit. I was surrounded. I tried to open 2 emergency exits, but they were locked. I have no choice but to surrender.

Week 28: The Giant By Michael

One normal day I was walking in the park. I saw a large group of people next to an ordinary tree. I looked up and saw a huge pair of legs. Everyone was taking pictures of it. More and more people kept on coming up to the tree. A few minutes later I heard very loud sounds coming to us. It was a giant. Everybody ran to the exits not looking back at the giant. I ran as fast as I could to the exits. Helicopters were flying up in the air and police were speeding to the park. This didn’t look good.

The Cup from “The World of Giants” By Michael

One normal day I was going outside to play in the garden. I saw something shooting down from the sky. It looked like a tea cup but I knew it could not have been one. I ran back inside and it crashed in the grass. It was actually a tea cup! I was surprised it did not break. I went outside to explore it and saw some writing on it. It said “From The World Of Giants”. I could not believe it. If the cup actually came from some giants this could be a big discovery for the whole world.


The New Greenroad United Manager by Michael

I was sick of it! We were losing against the worst team in the league, Park Rovers! But what if I was in charge? The following morning I switched on the TV to watch the news. The Greenroad United manager role was available. It said to send in an e-mail to the club and give them your past experiences with other clubs. I had been the Summerfield City manager before so I sent in an e-mail. A few hours later I got an e-mail back saying I had been appointed as the new Greenroad United manager. Hopefully I will do better than the previous manager.

Week 22: The Plane Robbery by Michael

My plan was to break into the airport and steal the keys. I kicked the glass and an alarm went off. I ran into the staff area and grabbed the keys off a brown table. Phew! The goldfish bowl nearly fell off but I stopped it. I sprinted out of the airport and out onto the aprons and opened the plane. Just as I was opening the plane I heard a voice. “Hey  you, police are coming!”. The man started running to me but I got the door open, hopped in and slammed it shut again. I taxied quickly to the runway and took off. There was a bit of relief when the plane flew up in the air but this was just the start.