I challenged the pupils to create some fan fiction, a short story, approx. 500 words, with the stipulation that it must be scary. The bright little star that is Menna Chapman got a bit carried away…
“There was another thin streak of light flickering softly ahead like a candle in the wind.”
“There were three shelves within the cupboard that were filled to the top with glass jars. Kimi noticed a few had eyeballs inside them, the inner colour still bright and twinkling as if they were still in their socket.”
“Kimi grabbed a sharp piece of loose metal and turned Spiker’s face around and stabbed it into his eye. Blue blood dripped down his face. Spiker screamed a painful scream.”
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By Menna Chapman.
As Kimi peered out of a grimy window she saw dark. Dark surrounded everything. Through the dark she saw a streak of dim, white light glistening in the far distance. She peered closer wiping the round window with her jacket sleeve as she squinted to get a better look. Her face was pressed up close against the glass. There was another thin streak of light flickering softly ahead like a candle in the wind. Kimi’s mind was ecstatic with thoughts swimming in her brain. It turned dark once again. Kimi’s warm breath steamed up the thick glass in the small window. She kept her gaze on the far distance ahead of her.
Suddenly there was a bright, blinding flash. Kimi turned her head, tears welling up in her eyes. The light stayed there for longer than the other flickers, they only lasted a few seconds or so but this one didn’t. The light soon disappeared in the same way like the others, first it was there then it wasn’t. Kimi couldn’t help herself from staring out of the window, her eyes fixed on the dark space. She whispered to her herself, “Where am I?” She wiped another tear from her eye.
“Don’t worry, I don’t know either,” said a cheerful voice that Kimi recognised immediately.
“Stella!” Kimi said. She ran over to Stella to give her a hug.
“What were you looking at? I was trying to get your attention but you were in some sort of trance. You turned around a few times but you still didn’t seem to notice me. It was freaky!” Stella said looking out of the grubby window herself.
They waited in silence for a little bit looking out of grimy window. The blinding flash appeared again suddenly. Kimi and Stella’s eyes watered.
“Kimi,” Stella said with an excited face.
“Yeah?” She replied wiping a few tears from her eyes.
“I think we are in space!”
“You really think so?” asked Kimi, a shimmer of light twinkling in her eye.
“Well yes, I do think so,” said Stella grinning at the thought of being in space. The two girls shared a glinting look for a few moments.
“So, do you want to explore this weird spacecraft or what?” said Stella with pleading eyes.
“Of course I do! What harm can it cause?” said Kimi smiling a cheeky smile. Stella joined in.
“Well come on then, follow me!” said Stella going through a wide door. Kimi followed her.
The tunnel was dark and murky. There was a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Kimi and Stella finally reached the light. They tiptoed inside making sure nobody was in there. When they found out that the coast was clear they decided to search in the cupboards. There were three shelves within the cupboard that were filled to the top with glass jars. Kimi noticed a few had eyeballs inside them, the inner colour still bright and twinkling as if they were still in their socket. Other’s had very large brains. Kimi stared at them for quite a while when Stella suddenly noticed a tube of a green consistency.
“What do you think it is?” asked Kimi looking at the colour of the liquid.
“Um, slime” Stella said looking as if she wanted to be sick. They wandered through a door that had a metal handle. Stella wanted to explore some other rooms on the spacecraft but Kimi started to feel as if they were being watched by someone or something….
“CRASH! BANG! CRASH! BANG!” something was attacking the spaceship!
“Stella! What’s going on?” Kimi shouted.
“I don’t know! Hold on to something quick!” Stella yelled as she jumped for a nearby desk. Kimi jumped under the table top with Stella holding her hand. They both closed their eyes wishing for the craziness to stop.
Kimi woke up on the cold, hard floor.
“Stella?” Kimi said helping herself up off the floor. There was no answer.
“Stella!” said Kimi with worry in her voice. Kimi’s eyes welled up with tears. They rolled down her pink cheeks. She looked all around her but there was no escape from the metallic looking room. Kimi was alone, or was she?
“Kimi” said a screeching, sly voice. Kimi spun her head around the room quickly looking everywhere to see where the voice had come from. Little Hand tingled. Kimi didn’t like where this was going but she didn’t know what to do. She delved into her pocket and grasped her hand around her mobile phone. Kimi wanted to phone Stella but she quickly realised that she was still in space when a shooting star flew past the window.
“Why isn’t there any signal in space?” Kimi said loosening her grip on her mobile. “Now what do I do? I haven’t got a clue about space! I just want Stella back!” Kimi said as if nothing really mattered any more.
“TALK! NOW!” yelled Spiker. Stella was taken away from Kimi by it. Stella was fastened to a titanium wall, her arm blocked by titanium bands to stop her from running. Her feet were fastened to the floor stuck there by slimy goo that looked familiar.
“NO! NOW LET ME GO YOU UGLY THING!! I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU ARE OR WHO YOU ARE JUST LET ME GO!!” shouted Stella at the top of her lungs.
“I know you know a little girl that goes by the name of Kimi,” said Spiker slyly. He looked at Stella with an evil grin. Stella looked at him back in an angry way. Stella remained silent.
Spiker continued, “I need you to go and get her and bring her back here for me to have a little chat with her. Do you understand?” He said sitting down in a huge, grey chair.
“I’m not doing ANYTHING for YOU!” Stella said trying to pull her feet up out of the goo.
“Oh but dear Stella, you haven’t got much of a choice!” Spiker said cackling with evil laughter. Stella closed her eyes and thought of Kimi. She wanted to protect her not capture her.
“What will you do to me if I don’t get Kimi?” Stella said, feeling braver.
“This!” Spiker said. Three of Spiker’s guards appeared through laser transport. They each had a gooey stick and started to stretch it.
“You will be stretched,” Spiker said cruelly. He laughed again, it was an evil laugh. Stella had a decision to make. A very difficult decision to make.
“Kimi!” it was that voice again. Kimi didn’t like it. She heard it again.
“Kimi!” it was in a whisper this time. Kimi covered her ears so she couldn’t hear it but she still could, in her mind. Kimi shook her head to try to shake out the dreaded voice. Kimi shut her eyes tight wishing and wishing for the torture to stop. She hadn’t wished so hard in her life.
“Kimi!” it was back again. It was like a spinning fairground ride going round and round in her head. Her eyes were still shut tight. She was wishing and wishing and hoping and wishing even more for the voice to stop. Kimi thought of Stella. She thought so hard of her she pictured she was in the room with her. Kimi opened her eyes. They needed time to adjust to the light of the ship. Kimi noticed a dark hooded figure standing by an old desk. Kimi rubbed her eyes. When she looked again the figure was gone. She was still alone. Kimi wanted Stella. Kimi always wanted Stella. Stella was Kimi’s treasure. She never left Kimi behind and Kimi never left Stella behind.
Meanwhile as Kimi was alone the evil genius Spiker was plotting a plan to capture Kimi. He still had Stella trapped in his secret laboratory. Stella’s eyes skimmed the shelves of glass jars. Stella’s facial expressions changed from curiosity to horror. Spiker set out his lab table with test tubes and weird ingredients laid out on a snow white sheet. There was a giant, black cauldron. Spiker put on a clean white lab coat. He started pouring coloured liquids into the cauldron then he added disgusting slimy things into the black cauldron. Stella was fixed on this ugly creature concocting an evil potion. She didn’t know what it was for.
“Aha it is complete at last!” said Spiker smiling the evilest smile ever to be seen. Stella turned her head away from Spiker to try to ignore him. She didn’t want to be part of an evil plan.
“Stella, try this now!” Spiker said slowly walking towards the stuck Stella. She shut her mouth tight sealing her lips together. Stella shut her eyes tight so she wouldn’t be tempted to open her mouth.
“Open up and drink this!” Spiker said moving to tip the liquid into her closed mouth.
“Come on drink up, it tastes delicious!” said Spiker using his sweet voice. Then he cackled with laughter. Stella refused to take the potion. She didn’t know what it was and she didn’t want to find out.
“DRINK IT!” shouted Spiker in a terrifying voice. Stella opened her mouth a little bit then without any time to stop him Spiker poured the liquid into her mouth.
“Ahh, that’s gross!” Stella shouted.
“Well what did you expect Stella it is an evil potion for an evil plan!” Spiker said cruelly. Suddenly Stella’s face turned from bright to blank. Her expression was wiped out. Her face was as white as a piece of paper.
“Ahh, its worked!” Spiker said with a flash of delight glowing on his face. He threw the empty potion glass over his shoulder. It landed with a loud smash!
“Now, go and get Kimi!” Spiker said in a controlling voice. “Stand here!” demanded Spiker. Stella listened to the commands as if she wanted to listen to an evil genius. Stella stood on a white cross. A blinding laser beamed down to take Stella to Kimi. When Stella disappeared Spiker started laughing an evil cackle.
“Haaa, Haaa, Haa, Haaa!”
Kimi sat there alone. She had never felt more scared. She knew she was trapped. Kimi’s stomach rumbled with starvation. Kimi tried to get to sleep but her stomach continued to rumble and rumble and rumble. She was so hungry that she started imagining things. She saw a figure that looked familiar. She rubbed her eyes.
“Stella! Where were you? What happened, first you were there then you weren’t! It was freaky!” Stella didn’t answer. Kimi’s face turned with worry.
“Stella! What’s wrong?!” Kimi said her throat very dry. There was still no answer. Stella grabbed Kimi’s arm and pressed a button on her watch. The laser beam appeared again. Kimi covered her eyes with her arm to block the blinding flash.
Kimi felt herself being transported from the bright ship to the dark lab. Stella led Kimi to a darkened room. Stella left. Kimi was alone again.
“Hello, Kimi!” She turned her head around to see a large, dark figure. It was Spiker.
“Who are you?” said Kimi with curiosity.
“Oh so sorry, I forgot we never met. I am evil genius Spiker. You might not know much about me but I know lots about you,” Spiker said with an evil grin.
“What have you done with Stella?” Kimi said with a stammer.
“Oh don’t worry your friend will be fine. The potion will wear off in a bit. It is you I’m after Kimi,” Spiker said taking a few steps towards her. Kimi stepped back. Kimi’s throat was dry. She couldn’t form any more words. She was frozen to the spot.
“Why do you want me?” Kimi finally found the words.
“It’s because of your brain, Kimi your brain,” Spiker said stepping closer still.
“My brain? What would you want with my brain? It’s just a normal brain, there’s nothing special about it is there?” Kimi said biting her lip.
“Power. I want power Kimi and your brain will help me on the way to power!” Spiker said smiling an evil smile showing his disgusting teeth.
Kimi ran. She ran for her life. Her feet pounded with pain. Kimi turned her head behind her to see how fast she had run. Spiker was running behind her slipping on the floor as he went. Kimi turned into a corridor. There were doors along both sides. Kimi tried them all. All of them were locked. Kimi sprinted towards an open window but she suddenly remembered.
“Stella! I forgot her!” Kimi turned around and ran the other way. She saw Spiker running straight at her holding out his arms to grab her. Kimi slid under his legs. She jumped back up onto her feet and kicked Spiker hard in the back of his shins. He fell to the ground in pain and Kimi ran away back to the lab.
“Stella!” Kimi shouted as she sprinted along the never ending corridor. Her heart was pounding in her tight chest as she continued to run. She finally reached the dim lighted lab. Stella was sitting in a corner crying.
“Stella?” Kimi asked.
“Kimi!” Stella said running across the room to give Kimi a big hug. They stayed there for a while enjoying the company of each other. Then they ran. They ran for their lives. All of a sudden the evil Spiker crossed their path.
“Ahha you thought you could get away without me caring? Well you were wrong!” Spiker said closing in on Kimi and Stella. The two girls didn’t know what to do. Kimi mouthed something to Stella that Spiker didn’t understand. Stella’s foot twitched ready to run to safety. Kimi winked at Stella. She understood what Kimi meant. Stella ran away down the opposite corridor. Kimi stayed there staring into Spiker’s poisonous looking eyes. Kimi raised her foot quickly and lunged it into Spiker’s ugly face. Spiker fell back shocked at what Kimi had just done. She hoisted herself up into a trap door on the ceiling. Spiker jolted his head up to see where Kimi had gone. He looked up and tried to grab Kimi’s trailing foot but Spiker tripped over Kimi’s stranded shoe. Kimi was in the venting system. Spiker could hear her crawling through the long, metal tubes. Kimi stopped. Spiker was following Kimi from underneath her. Spiker listened hard standing underneath a vent opening. Kimi removed the little door and leaped onto Spiker’s back covering his eyes. He fell to the ground. Kimi grabbed a sharp piece of loose metal and turned Spiker’s face around and stabbed it into his eye. Blue blood dripped down his face. Spiker screamed a painful scream. Kimi was terrified but continued killing Spiker. She lunged the weapon into his chest. Spiker started to wheeze uneasily. Kimi removed the killer weapon from Spiker’s body. His blood was covering Kimi’s weapon.
Stella ran up the corridor noticing Spiker on the floor and slowing down to look at the horrifying sight. Stella couldn’t say anything. Kimi looked up, Spiker’s blood dripping of the piece of metal onto her clothes. Kimi was still clutching the weapon that helped her kill the evil genius Spiker.
“Kimi I think we better go,” Stella said pulling Kimi up from the damp floor covered in Spiker’s blood. Kimi looked down on the dead body of Spiker and turned to walk away.
“How are we going to escape?” Kimi asked Stella as she wiped blood off her jacket and trousers.
“Follow me,” Stella said leading Kimi down a dark tunnel on the second floor. Stella turned a corner and pushed a door open. Kimi walked in followed by Stella. They were standing in a bare room with only a large machine in it. Stella explained to Kimi about how she had come across the room when she was trying to find where Kimi had been. Kimi had a lot of questions to ask Stella but Kimi didn’t know where to start.