Hi guys, I hope that you all had a fab Easter weekend! We still have heaps of chocolate to get through, and so I am happy that my kids are off school until next Monday to enjoy some family days, and of course work their way through the choc!
My oldest, Katie (9 yrs old), has been surprising me as always and I was delighted to read the beginning of a paranormal story she has started drafting over the hols. I’m hoping my reviewing can coincide with her influences from Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Twilight, Ways to See a Ghost and The Wolfstone Curse!! I thought I’d share the beginnings of her story with you 🙂
“The War of Wolves and Vampires by Katie Russell (9)
It was 1996 and in a dark forbidden forest no-one goes exist creatures, dark creatures. Some say they’re real, some say they weren’t. But there it is, a wolf with a limping leg. It turned into a human, then walked off with a limp. He was a teenage boy, looked like a year 8 boy (age 13). He went into a cave and there was a person with fangs who started attacking the teenage boy…….
A week later
The police found the boys body and all there was on his body was a bite mark. They drove him to the hospital. It was night and where the boy lay was nothing but blood on the pillow and then it disappeared like the pillow sucked it in.
Two years later
Emily watched the birds tweeting as if to say ‘Good morning’. Then she got up for her first day at school in Year 8. She had had a wonderful summer, staying with her Auntie Rose and cousin, Jim. Jim was mysterious and quiet and two years older than Emily. On Monday she walked to school with Jim and when she got to school she sat down at her desk, at the back of the room in a corner. She noticed the boy from the woods was there, but she thought it couldn’t be possible. But, it must be possible as she could see the bite mark on his neck.
“Hello, I’m Tom.”
Emily listened but wanted to ignore him because he was very interested in her. In science they had to do a project and Emily had to be partners with Tom. Tom was happy about it but Emily felt a bit nervous. Then, when everyone went home she was still waiting for Jim. But he had gone so she walked home on her own. But when she got back her aunt was crying. There was no sight of Jim, or no sound but her aunt crying.
She was worried about Jim because her dad told her about what happened in the forest. He knew as he worked for the police. When she sat down her aunt said, “Jim has gone! How did you get home?” “I walked”, as she wondered about Jim.“
I absolutely love the creative, imaginative side to Katie. She certainly takes note of interesting stories and explores her own. I loved reading this, and knowing she’d used her own initiative to start writing a story. In this short piece we are introduced to some interesting characters, a violent attack and a whole lot of mystery and suspense. I hope you enjoyed this little treat as much as I did! 🙂
Caroline Barker, a very proud Mummy xx