Congratulations to Hallidays Point Public School year 6 student, Lachlan Castle, who received an excellence award in the Great Lakes Advocate’s inaugural Tell Me A Story competition.
Over the coming weeks the GLA will publish a range of outstanding stories entered in the competition.
This is Lachlan’s story.
The room was silent and dark.
The window had been left open when the guests had arrived but was now shut so the boys could hear the TV without the noise of the street pittering through. The birds we’re chirping, and the door shut. The air was still but slightly muggy. With the breath of the boys and pumping hearts and silent gasps, they watched with wide eyes, the DVD which was a creepy horror movie. My older brother Jake had let me bring it over to the sleep over. I was surprised to hear my brother so happy when he gave it to me.
Eric’s mum and Dad had gone to dinner with Jule’s parents and mine. They said that they would not be back until tomorrow morning which is weird. But we are fine with it since we are having a sleep over. The three of us have been planning it for weeks and we are finally having our sleep over. We’re having popcorn and soda for our movie. Paddington 2 on Netflix was what was originally planned but my brother’s Horror movie was too enticing. We’re also going to have a pillow fight, have shots at the rest of the soda and stay up all night playing hide and seek in the dark. We are all very excited for the night.
With a huge wry smile. Eric whispered into Jules ear.
“Watch out, it could bite,” and squeezed his shoulder.
“Cut it out,” said Jules. “Whooooo,” said Eric “I’m a ghost. Whooooo,”
“Just be quiet, I’m trying to watch the movie,” said Jules. Eric turned to face the TV. They watched the movie with their eyes glued to the screen and backs hunched over like Igor.
Half way through the movie the popcorn was eaten.
“Who’s going to get more,” asked Jules.
“Don’t worry I have a backup right here”, replied Eric. He reached his hand down and grabbed a large silver bowl.
“Hey who ate it all ‘said Eric looking at the other two.
“Not me,” said Jules
“Same here,” I said.
“It was probably you”, said Jules.
“Hey, I swear it wasn’t me,” said Eric.
“If it wasn’t anyone of us, than who or what…. could it….?,” said Jules and squeezed Eric’s shoulder.
“Ahhh,” said Eric. He jumped up and turned around and saw Jules laughing at his head off.
“Ha, Ha! That’s the best tastes of revenge ever.” Jules said.
“So, it was you who ate the popcorn,” said Eric.
“No silly it wasn’t me. How could I eat all that popcorn even when you are sitting two seats away, explained Jules pointing at the seats.
“Guys just forget about it,” I said. “At least we’ve still got the soda plus the movie is still on,” “Oh, they said. They slouched back down in their chairs and steered their eyes back towards the movie. They kept watching the horror movie with their soda but no popcorn.
They watched the end of the movie. Everyone was panting at the end of it. Eric turned the lights back on. Jules and I could clearly see he was scared.
“Well, that was a movie!” said Jules.
“When I get home, I’m going to have a little word with my brother”, I said. “Pillow fight,” I yelled.
Suddenly it went dark.
“Hey who turned out the lights,” said Eric.
Jules and I got up and somehow walked into each other. It was so dark that no one could see. The voice made us all jump. The lights flickered back on. We stood there and saw the it. Everyone was cranky. Especially me. It was my older brother Jake.
“You should have seen your faces! Ha, Ha,” Jake laughed.
“Not funny,” I said. Suddenly the door knob turned making a creaking sound. Everyone fell silent and six adults, one at a time they walked through the door. Our parents. They all saw Jake next to us.
I think you can guess what happened next.