The mysterious forest

As I meander through this peculiar forest I wonder why it’s so frightening. Tales from years ago, say if you enter between nine and seven you will never return… I’m all alone. I’m staring at  humungous trees, I think to myself what really happens if you’re here  after nine. Surely you can’t really disappear.  I waited and waited and waited…nine o clock came my hands were shaking. Suddenly I turn around; to be greeted by a fearsome creature. But before I could fight back… Splash I’m in the river, I see the reflection in the water, it looked upside down…

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  1. Ross Mannell (team 100WC) says:

    Hello Liam,

    Your first sentence caught my interest immediately. Being a hiker, I have found myself in forests almost prehistoric, half expecting some strange creature to emerge although here I am more likely to scare a kangaroo or encounter a snake. My experiences hiking in New Zealand better match your encounter. After all, it is the land of Middle Earth and The Hobbit. Your opening sentence set the scene for your story very well. 🙂

    I like your use of folklore to explain why you were in the forest but it seems, in your case, a stumble into the river might be what saves you from the creature. But I do wonder, could it be the strange creature makes people disappear by pushing them in to the river? Leaving a reader wondering is a good writing technique if you want readers to return for the next part of the story or want them to use their own imagination to add an ending. Well done. 🙂

    Have you taken the opportunity to visit the entries of students from other schools? It is interesting to see how others have approached the prompt. Don’t forget to leave them a comment if you do visit. 🙂

    I hope you keep entering the 100WC.

    @RossMannell (Team 100WC)
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

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