Week 38: Endangered Elephants By Benny

Tens of thousands of elephants are being killed each year for their ivory and soon they might go extinct. A group of elephants decided to do something to end all this. Elephant poaching needed to stop.

The leader of the elephants, Cator, waited for all the other elephants to arrive. Then the elephant gave his speech:

“We are being killed for our ivory. This needs to stop. We must walk to the Global Sanctuary for Elephants and encourage the humans to help us in our quest. Together we can fight the poachers.”

Off they went to start their journey.

Week 37: Lost Gold By Benny

There was a rumor going around about tons of undiscovered gold in Brazil. I was flying to Brazil for holidays so I thought I might as well look for this ‘gold.’

I liked exploring a lot so I decided to look around a forest. After I did some exploring, deep in the forest I found a lost and ancient village. It was a cool discovery.

On my way out of the forest I tripped over something… Gold!… I dug up around the gold and realized the ground was covered in it. I took as much as I could and went back to where I was staying. I was happy with my discovery.

Week 36: A Close Call By Benny

The weekend finally came so my friend and I went outside to play some basketball. Next to my house there was a very old house with stone walls surrounding it. I took my shot and the ball went straight over the wall.

“You threw it so you get it” Jake said.

“Fine” I replied.

I hopped the wall. Since the ground on the other side was much lower I wasn’t able to hop back over. The man who lived there jumped out of his back door and started sprinting towards me. That’s when I knew I should run. I was cornered, but Jake had managed to open the gate in time. I just barely got out.

While I never got the ball back I’m happy I never got caught by that grumpy old man.

Week 35: A Close Call By Benny

It was an amazing, sunny day. My family headed out to the forest. I was excited as I hadn’t been there in so long. While we were walking, I got carried away and started walking in the wrong direction towards the river. About 5 minutes later I realized I was completely lost. What to do now?

I tried to retrace my steps. There was an amazing view though! I took some pictures and went back to searching. My heart was pounding and I knew I would be in big trouble. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted our dog on a path next to mine. I snuck behind my family and acted like nothing ever happened. I’m happy that I didn’t get lost.

Week 34: An Unusual Conversation By Benny

A bank robbery just happened and everyone was confused. No one knew who did it.

While walking away from the massive crowd, I overheard two people talking at a cafe. One was sitting on a chair while the other was standing. “You’ll find the code if you follow the red leaf in the forest. There should be a box,” one of them said. The other nodded and left the cafe.

I decided to check out what they were talking about. After about 10 minutes of walking I found the box. In the box there was nothing. I thought I was too late. …Until at the very top of the box in small writing, I saw some sort of code:

Racoon in the sky.

I didn’t know what these words were for. Could they have been part of the robbery?

Week 33: Mysterious Disappearance By Benny

The house was now completely out of sight. Four of my best friends and I were in the forest about to play hide and seek.

First round, I was hiding with two others. We hid behind a large, mossy rock. The two seekers found us pretty quickly because my friends kept giggling.

It was my turn to seek. I was nervous as I was never good at seeking. Dave and I looked everywhere. “You can all come out now! Dave and I give up”. They still didn’t come out.

It was getting dark, suddenly a noise rang through the trees. The deafening screams echoed through the cold night. We laughed it off and went home. Later we realised no one was home. ….What happened to my friends?

Week 32:The Abandoned House By Benny

Finally nighttime! It was 12:00 a.m. and we took our jackets and walked outside into the darkness. My friend Denis and I, had decided to explore an abandoned house.

It was raining and the damp, uneven ground made it hard to walk while we disappeared into the night. I had butterflies in my stomach knowing this was wrong. “I think we should go back,” I said, nervously. “No way! We agreed to this!” Denis responded. “You can go back, I’ll see you later.”

I walked home, feeling concerned. Half an hour later he returned, as pale as a ghost. He said nothing and went to sleep. In the morning, I asked him what happened last night.

“I was with you the whole time at home… remember?”

Week 31: An Eerie Experience By Benny

I was lost. I thought I knew my way through the forest. It was getting dark. What was supposed to be a nice walk in the forest turned out to be a disaster.  All I wanted was to get out of the forest.  I don’t know what made me do it but I decided to follow the moon. It was pitch black by now. The howling wind made it much worse and it was freezing.

Thankfully, after a few minutes of walking, the forest ended and I saw my house! Happily and cheerfully, I ran straight home and fell asleep in my bed that I missed so much.

Week 30: The New Shirt By Benny

There was a shirt I was eyeing for months. One day, I decided to buy it. It fit amazingly well. It was a light blue shirt. I wore it straight away. I thought it was the best shirt ever.

When I got home, I went outside and one of my friends saw my new shirt. “Looks like it would suit a monkey better than you,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what you think, does it?” I muttered to myself.

I walked home, feeling a bit hurt, but I knew that it would soon all be forgotten.

Week 27: Are Looks Really Important? By Benny

I never knew how to ride a bike. It was time to learn. I went to the bike shop with my mom, hoping to get a fast, blue bike. The manager told us that there was only one bike left. An old, red bike.

“Was this really the only bike left?” I asked.

“I’m afraid so,” the manager replied.

It was better than nothing. I returned home with my new bike and headed outside to learn how to cycle. Soon, I realized the bike was actually as good as any other bike. I raced my friends and beat them all the time. The bike was great and I discovered that looks do not matter after all.

Week 25: The Zoo Disaster By Benny

The monkeys were escaping! The heavy rain made it hard to see. Around 15 of them got out. My first thought was maybe to lure them in with a banana but I bet they preferred freedom. The other zookeepers watched in shock while while monkeys jumped from tree to tree, desperately trying to get away. No one knew how they escaped. Maybe their cage was damaged? I saw people screaming and running away. Soon, the black monkeys were gone. There was nothing we could do now. The monkeys have escaped.

Week 24: Drama on the Ship by Benny

My dad and I were on a ship to England to see my uncle. The weather was perfect and the sea was calm. We were staying in our cabin and my dad went to get fresh air. He didn’t come back for a while. I decided to check if he was fine. I spotted him so I went over. Suddenly, a big wave hit and my dad lost his balance. He fell over and caught the railing and the side of the ship.

“I’m trying to hold on! he shouted.

Week 23: The Camping Trip By Benny

Summer was finally here. I was excited for the warm beaches and the sunny skies. My friends and I decided to go camping to start off the summer. It was a great idea.

The trees were getting more frequent. We were finally in the vast forest. There was a “Keep out” sign. We took no notice of the sign. The forest was safe. The sky was finally getting dark and we finished putting up the tents.

There was a rustling sound in the middle of the night. The bushes were moving so I went out to investigate. I was surprised by a huge bear. I screamed and woke all my friends. We called our parents who drove us away. Thankfully, no one was harmed.

Week 22: The Hidden Door By Benny

I woke up on a Sunday morning. I went downstairs and greeted my family. While eating my breakfast, I spotted something I never saw before. There was a doorknob in the utility. I went to check it out. There was a small door camouflaged in the wall. I tried to open it but it wouldn’t budge. With some force, I managed to open it.

Inside was a dark basement. I was in a quandary. I didn’t know if I should go in or not. I decided to go in. The basement was empty, apart from a chest in the middle. I opened it and to my surprise it was empty.

Week 21: The Lost Giraffe by Benny

It was our midterm, I decided to go to the zoo. It was the perfect weather. The birds sang as I walked in. The zoo was massive and wonderful. I went from the striped zebras all the way to the pink flamingos. The singing birds were now quite painful. On the way back, there was a report that the new-born giraffe Dusty was missing. They closed off a part of the zoo. I thought it would be a good idea to head home. To my surprise, I saw Dusty in front of me. I quickly brought Dusty back. It was the end of a perfect day.

Week 20: The Meteor By Benny

My friends and I were walking in the park. It was a nice, sunny Sunday. Until, we saw something in the sky. As it flew towards us, I couldn’t see what it was. We thought it was a plane at first. Suddenly, we realised it wasn’t, It was a meteor.

We didn’t know what to do. It was getting closer and closer. Everyone was coming outside to look. There was a massive crowd. Everyone was very worried. People started running back to their houses. Luckily, the meteor never hit us and went whizzing past Earth.

Week 19: An Unexpected Storm By Benny

Finally, NO more school!

It was Saturday, the start of the weekend. I thought it would be a good idea to start off the day by going to the zoo. It wasn’t open. Although it was Saturday nothing was opened. I was confused. The town felt deserted. I saw people indoors which confused me since it was a sunny day. They looked at me like I was crazy.

Suddenly, heavy rain started pouring down and there was a strong wind. I forgot about the news! A storm was supposed to come. I tried to run home but the wind made it difficult.

By the time I was home, I was soaking. I wish I read the news.

Week 18: Late For Hogwarts By Benny

We were going to be late. It was going to be my first day at Hogwarts. We all rushed into the car. King’s Cross station was about 2 hours from our house. There was no way we’d be there on time. My siblings weren’t helping because they were fighting about which house I would be in. I hoped to be in Ravenclaw.

Our car broke down halfway there so we borrowed a vintage car. “We’ll be there in no time.” My dad said. “But it is so slow.” I said back.

We finally arrived at King’s Cross station. The gate to 9 3/4 was closed. We were too late.

Week 17: The Bike Thief By Benny

The world’s most expensive bike was stolen. No one knew how someone stole it or who stole it. It was all a mystery. A small fortune would be given to anyone who found it.

That day, as I was cycling home. I saw someone cycling fast on a gold bike. I chased them in my bike. Of course, he was faster. His bike was a bit too fast. He lost control and crashed straight into a tree. Then, he ran into the forest.

I didn’t chase him because there was no point. I brought the bike back where it belonged and was rewarded. The thief was caught later.

Week 15: The Werewolf By Benny

When Tom was young, he was bitten by a werewolf. Every week he has to take an antidote to prevent himself from turning into a werewolf. One day, he realised he was out of the antidote. The recipe for making the antidote was tough. He had until midnight before he would turn into a werewolf. The problem was, he lived miles from any shop and had no car. He had to go on foot. He was slowly transforming into a werewolf. There was little time left.

“Which way to the shops?” It panted.

“That way,” Someone nervously said.

I arrived too late. I was stuck as a werewolf forever.

Week 14: Bee Invasion By Benny

The bees were growing. What started as an experiment was now an invasion. We were all told to stay indoors. The house was silent. Scientists were trying to make robotic bees. The experiment went wrong and they started attacking people instead of pollinating plants.

Suddenly, we heard the glass shatter from downstairs. I was holding my breath, scared to death. A massive, golden bee was charging at us. We managed to escape in time. The bees were shut down by the scientists. The problem was they had to pay for all the damage that was done.

Week 13: A Weird Encounter By Benny

I woke up to an unusual noise on Christmas Eve. I looked out my window while yawning and saw the bushes moving. I went out to investigate. It was freezing cold and pitch black. I was scared and regretted going outside. I peered over the bush and saw two magnificent deer. I ran inside to get my parents. They hurried outside and there was nothing there. Did I imagine it? I went back to bed. I couldn’t stop thinking about what I saw. Suddenly, I heard a thump on our roof. I went back out to see what it was. The two deer were flying! I didn’t realise they could fly. Then they flew away and were gone.

The great escape by Benny

Our country was at war. I couldn’t stand it anymore. We were going to escape.

We lived near the coast. My parents weren’t allowed to go, so only my younger brother and I were going and we were terrified. The ship was to arrive in a week, giving us time to prepare.

That whole week everyone was silent. I have never seen my parents so sad. The booming thunder woke me up on the day. It was a terrible, stormy day. We were going to live with our aunt. What would happen to my parents?

The ship was massive. There was something unusual about it. My parents weren’t even there when we were leaving since they had to treat the injured soldiers.

I felt abandoned. Something about the journey was odd. We had to stay in one tiny cabin for the whole journey. My brother couldn’t stand it. One night, I overheard the captain talking with his crew.

“What should we do to them, Cap?”  someone said in a rough tone.

“I don’t know.” the Captain replied.

I froze in shock. Were they talking about us? I didn’t tell my brother because that would worry him even more.

The days were getting difficult. I couldn’t stop thinking about what they said. We were the only people besides the crew, so they must have been talking about us. I decided to see where they were taking us.

I finally told my brother. Surprisingly, he already knew. He had already made a plan, which I agreed to. We were ready.

In the middle of the night, we stole a lifeboat. We didn’t know where we were going. A storm was approaching. We wouldn’t last long in the storm.

I woke up on an unfamiliar island.  Where was my brother? I was lost.

Week 11: Poison By Benny

As I was watching television, I heard a loud bang on my front door. My neighbour, John was there. “Hello!” he said, “Would you like to come over?” I asked why but he didn’t answer. I became suspicious. “Sure.” I replied.

He had an old house. He brought me to his dining room and we sat down. “Would you like some bread?” He asked. “I’m fine.” I replied. He gave me bread anyway. He put honey on mine, and marmite on his. “Are you having honey?” I asked. “No,” He said, “I like marmite.” “Why can’t I have marmite?” I said. He didn’t answer. He poured some green liquid on my honey. That was the last straw. I then left.

Week 10: Fire By Benny

There was a huge, red fire in the distance. My friend and I didn’t know what to do. He suggested that we would go and see what happened. I was in a quandary. We decided to go and see what happened. An old, abandoned house had caught on fire. We didn’t know what caused it. I called the fire brigade and they came in minutes. No one knew what caused it. Later on that day I went to the house. I realised that a shell from World War I exploded and set the house on fire.

Week 4: The Robbery By Benny

There was something fishy happening. The ghastly voices sent chills down my spine. I was too terrified to go downstairs. What if someone was downstairs? I knew I had to go down at some point. I finally gathered enough courage to do it. I started walking along until the floor creaked. I froze. Two people ran up the stairs. One had an orange shirt on. The other was dressed fully in black. The orange one spoke first. He had a ghastly, deep voice. I ran out of my house. …When I went back in they were gone.

Week 7: The Missing Phone By Benny

I was always on my phone and my mom didn’t like it. She sent me shopping on purpose just to get me off my phone. I went to the shop in a hurry. I was walking back up the hill and decided to ask my friend to come over. When we arrived I asked her to get my phone from my room. She couldn’t find it. “But where did it go?” she shouted.

I went up to help her look and realised it actually wasn’t there. I knew my mom must have taken it. We searched and I found it at last. I fumbled with my phone and dropped it which made a loud bang. My mom came up and we were caught red-handed.

Week 6 The Mixup By Benny

I ran swiftly towards the train while pulling my ticket out. I had a meeting on and had to be early. On the train I sat down next to a man with the exact same bag. It was an awkward silence between us for the whole trip. When I arrived, I took my bag and left the train. It was heavier than I expected. I went inside and they were all waiting for the paperwork. I checked my bag and found rocks inside. I was confused. They became irate when I told them I took the wrong bag on the train.

But why was the other bag full of rocks?