Grade 11 Honors students were asked to write a continuation of one of the stories that they've been studying.
Here are the excellent submissions from Jose Ramon Gonzalez and Jasmine Granberg-Cauchi. Jose's follows Jasmyne's in this article...
Thanks to Mr Friend for submitting on their behalves!
by Jasmyne Granberg-Cauchi
nothing was about to get into his way. All the members of the platoon were confused, but he spoke to no one, he just kept walking out, the Greenies even tried to ask him what was wrong, in their demeaning way, but still concerned. It was like the guy was sleepwalking, everyone was going right over his head.
Well he was going to see her, Marie Anne Bell herself.
'What Happened to Mary Jane?
by Jose Ramon Gonzalez
At night we saw nothing, but sensed everything around us. We knew that there was never anything since it was always us who got the jump on those pigs, however, tonight was different. We all knew there was someone or something watching we felt a piercing stare. We felt the wind on the backs of our necks as if something were moving around us. “There’s something out there” whispered Duc. We couldn't see him but we all knew he was trembling from the rustling leaves he shook at his feet. We were being mocked laughed at, but we weren’t being hunted rather observed. Whatever this entity was it wasn’t here to kill if it were we would already be dead. We didn’t reach our objective that night. We all sat in a circle waiting, looking for a giggling ghost.
That next morning we headed to the new attack spot this time we decided to go early through the tunnels. Neither Dao or myself wanted to take the tunnels they were small and cramped, but they made Duc feel safe and shut him up. However, they only took us part of the way since the spot was in enemy territory. When we left the tunnels it was already dusk. Dao immediately said, “Do you think we’ll see it again?” Duc with a quiver in his voice said, “I hope not…”. We walked for about an hour and the sun was setting when Duc shouted “Its the ghost! The shadows they’re moving!”
Dao and I looked back we didn't see a person we saw a dark shape with shining emerald eyes. We blinked and it was gone we just heard laughter all around us. Dao and I went to the area where the ghost was there were no footprints nothing just dried flakes of dirt. Duc was on the floor shouting cursing. Dao and I looked at each other with two very different looks. I was petrified he, on the other hand, was massively intrigued. We both ran grabbed Duc and booked it out of there. After an hour Duc was still shaking, Dao was vigilant, however, not out of fear but out of curiosity.
We blinked and it was gone we just heard laughter all around us.
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