Activity 3: And No One Knows Why
Joan via Compfight Once there were these sisters. Their names were Jewel and EJ. They were the most adorable girls in their block. They lived on the most peaceful farm. There were never any wolves to hurt their sheep. And never any distress upon their animals. They were all in perfect health too. They had a happy family. That’s what everyone thought. That’s what the girls told everyone. But what they were really doing was trying to survive. Their parents were ill and could barely look after themselves so they had to step up in the family. It’s up to them on what they want their neighbors to believe.
Activity 4: That Halloween Night When All Was About
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“Hey, wait up!” Emily yelled to her best friend, Beth. They were running into the construction site that was supposed to be off limits. They jumped the fence and climbed the equipment, having no idea what was written in the book for them.
Most people don’t believe in magic. Well, most people anyway. They didn’t believe in it either until they were trespassing. Once they entered the site, Emily got this strange feeling that something was watching them. The more they traveled in, the more the light disappeared. “Hey Beth,” Emily said. “I have a bad feeling about this place.” Beth didn’t care at all. In fact, she just laughed and ignored her. “Hey, I’m serious. I don’t like this place.” Beth turned around to face Emily. “Hey, I thought ya were supposed to be a witch. You aren’t supposed to be scared. Unless this is just who you want to be,” Beth mocked. “Hey, I’m not scared! In fact, let’s go in deeper.” They followed the path that led them all around the construction site.
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Suddenly, Beth heard a noise behind her. “E-E-Emily?”
“Did you hear that?”
“Oh what now? You aren’t scared, now are you?”
“N-Never. But I heard a noise and it feels like someone’s watching us.”
“I know, Beth.”
Emily stopped in her tracks and grabbed Beth’s hand.
“Because I’ve seen it multiple times today here.”
Suddenly, a dark figure stepped out of the shadows. Emily and Beth were too frightened to move. It was reaching for Beth, but then stopped. It looked at Emily and then back at Beth. Beth whispered in Emily’s ear, “Run.” But Emily couldn’t. There was something about this figure that was drawing Emily in. Emily wouldn’t describe it as a bad thing, though. She would describe it more like….
The thing cupped Emily’s head with both it’s hands. It leaned in. Emily thought this was the end of the line for her. But all it did was whisper something she couldn’t exactly make out. To her, it sounded like, “You’ll find the bend soon.” Which didn’t make sense. ‘What bend?’ Emily thought. The figure disappeared that night. Emily just couldn’t get it out of her head about what that thing said. “You’ll find the bend soon.”
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Emily woke up with a startle by her annoying alarm clock. She doesn’t remember going home that night. She called Beth to ask what was going on. “Do you remember anything?” Emily asked Beth over the phone.
“No. I was hoping you would.”
“Well, I don’t.”
“Well this is weird. Why don’t we remember anything from last night?”
“I don’t know, but I have a strange feeling that we aren’t remembering this for a reason.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean… what if someone doesn’t want us to remember?”
“I know but right now, doesn’t everything seem insane to you?
Beth hesitated and thought it through.
They decided to meet in the gym at school. Emily quickly got dressed into her signature outfit: red hoodie with black jeans and an Imagine Dragons T-shirt underneath.
They met up at school and decided to just forget about it. Unlike Beth, Emily isn’t as easy to persuade. She decided to keep investigating. Emily couldn’t keep focus on her studies. She ended up getting a D-.
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She studied all night because of her mom. But Emily got a call from Beth. “Hey are you busy right now?”
“Yes I’m studying.”
“Oh. Well there’s this party goin’ down right now. Can you come?”
“Ooh! I so want to go! But I can’t.”
“My mom would kill me if I went.”
“So then just sneak out!”
“Ok, fine, Beth! You better not get me in trouble tonight.”
“Ok. See you there!”
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At the party, Emily already had the guilt eating her alive. Emily had that feeling around Beth because of that dream she had. But Emily also had that feeling that was in that dream. That someone was watching her. Emily was hanging out with the popular girls and Emily didn’t exactly feel well, so she went to the restroom. When she got out, there was someone waiting for her. She recognized this figure. “What did my dream mean?!” The figure grabbed Emily’s hand and brought her into a closet. Grabbed her face once more, and whispered, “I made a promise with your mother. I can’t tell you unless she’s ready. Emily left Beth at the party and ran home. Emily’s mom asked why she looked like she was crying. Emily told her everything that she knew. Emily’s mom was furious at the figure. Emily was about to run out the door. She was scared of seeing her mom like this. But her mom locked the doors and took Emily and locked her in her room for the rest of her life. Emily’s mom just told everyone that Emily died walking home from the party by getting hit by a car. Not even Beth knew what happened. The figure was sadder than anyone else. No one knows why. Well, except for Emily’s mom, that is. She knew exactly why.
Why do you think Emily’s mom locked her up? Who was that figure and why did she act so close to Emil like she’s known her her whole life? Was she there Emily’s whole life? Tell me what you think in the comments below!