I love Free Write Friday (FWF) and have not done it in a while! Kellie Elmore is an amazing writer and has a weekly writing tool for those that want to have as much fun as she does. Each week it is a different prompt and this week it is this…
This house has a story…what is it?
Our daughter saw the prompt this time and wanted to write something. We are a homeschool family and love any new challenges she is willing to take. So I told her if she did it, I would post it. She wrote this in 20 minutes. So here is my 9 year old daughters take on this old house. Thanks Kellie for inspiring even our daughter! She hopes to have a book published soon (she has written several chapter books) and it makes this mom’s heart glad.
A Magical Thing
Cloe and Justen jumped into the magic tree house and they sat down and waited for their next mission. The tree house started to spin and it shook then everything went black! Finally the black faded off and there was light. The tree house stop spinning and shaking
Justen and Cloe climbed out. The magic tree house disappeared. Justen and Cloe looked around and there was a white house that was a little broken down.
“Does anybody live here?” Cloe asked.
“I don’t know but maybe that’s what we’re here for. We are detectives you know?” Justen replied. They climbed over the fence and hid behind a tree. “Let’s sneak inside and find out if anyone lives here,” Justen said. “Well,…ok.” Cloe replied.
They snuck up to the porch and Cloe looked in the window but it was too dark to see inside. Justen creaked open the door, the wind blew and it was a little scary but Cloe and Justen kept going and went inside. “It looks more beat down in here, “ Justen whispered. “Yeah,” Cloe replied.
They looked around and a sound came from upstairs, it sounded like a knock. “Knock, Knock!” The sound came. “Hey, Cloe did you hear the knock. Let’s go see what it is,” Justen said as he pulled out his flashlight and turned it on. All that came from Cloe was a nod. So they snuck upstairs. There was a long hallway and they walked down it. At the end of the hall was door with a poster hanging on it. The poster was so thick that it sounded like a rock banging up against the door in the wind. Cloe and Justen walked up to it and held their flashlight to it.
It said, “Gold! Don’t come in! Gold!” Cloe and Justen almost screamed at the same time, they opened the door. There was a chest with a key laying on top of it. Cloe and Justen grabbed it together and unlocked the chest. The chest was full of gold.
Justen and Cloe’s eye’s were wide, they were speechless. The room started to glow and a man walked in from the light and said, “I’m am awarding you with this gold. You are one of my helpers, but I warn you. Use it wisely,…” He stopped for a minute then said, “I love you!”
The room glowed again and he was gone. Cloe squealed. They carried the chest outside, the magic tree house appeared. They put the chest in and climbed in it. And as the tree house started to leave, they saw the same man standing next to the house smiling. They waved to him and he waved back.
~Muppin Schutter ©March 2014
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