Monday, 18 February 2013

The Random Word Story

So last week we was given 15 different words, we then had 30 seconds to write down any related words to the original word. Then with the string of related words we had to form a semi comprehensible sentence  we had to do this with all 15 words. After we had all our sentences we had to make a short story using these sentences.

Now because most of the sentences i got were very strange/odd the best thing i could do with them was create a short childrens story, which is what i did. I got to admit, i actually quite enjoyed it.

Below is the story, enjoy:

Oakbeard And The Egg

In a solar system far far away floats 3 colourful planets. Each of these planets had a completely different colour, which reflected their environments. The planet closest to the sun, which is a tiny little thing,  is completely covered in a scorching hot desert, dubbed the ‘Dustball’ it shines with a bright orange glow.  The planet furthest from the sun, ‘Deep Blue’, has a surface of patches of ice surrounded by deep sea. In the middle of these 2 planets is ‘Terragreen’. This planet is filled with lushes green forests. Terragreen Is the only planet of the 3 to inhabit people, the other 2 just inhabit nasty monsters trying to survive within their harsh environments.

Terragreen is the new home to Oakbeard. Oakbeard was the captain of a very unique space pirate gang. What made them unique was that they are made completely out of wood. Oak to be precise. After centuries of treasure hunting Oakbeard  gave it up as he was getting too old for it, his ageing and infested oak legs couldn’t handle the running around anymore. So he decided to use his vast knowledge of years of treasure hunting to become a teacher. He felt that giving back to the community would make up for all his evil doings as a pirate.

Oakbeard settled on Terragreen as his new home, and got a job at the local school as a teacher. As Oakbeard was extremely knowledgably in his field and always had an interesting story or 2 to tell his classes were always jammed packed - 45 seats to 75 children. The sad thing is that all his stories and knowledge was falling on deaf ears as all his students were some of the most unintelligent children in Terragreen.

He decide that just lecturing them in school just wasn’t doing them any good, they needed to learn in a more practical sense. So he arrange a fieldtrip to the local forest as the children were currently learning the ecosystem of Terragreen.

It was all going well for Oakbeard and his students after a few hours of being in the forest. His students were actually learning something, exactly what Oakbeard wanted. But this was about to change. 3 of his students were getting restless and they decided to wonder off from the pack, these students were always up to no good. A short while after splitting up from the main pack they came across a giant black rugby ball, with throbbing veins across its surface. Kids being kids, they started to toss the ball about and after a few minutes of the ball being  bashed about it started to rumble, one of the kids dropped it to the floor. It then started to shake violently, it started to break apart, like something was hatching from it, and something was.

A giant beak broke though the shell, then claws. The kids started to back off from it, but had their eyes fixated on it. A giant chicken arose from it, but this chicken was something different – its beak wasn’t connected to its head, it was floating around its head. The kids froze with shock not really knowing what to make of it, the chicken took advantage of this and charge towards the children. The chicken  gobbled up 1 of the 3 kids quickly. The last 2 children didn't have any time to process what just happened and just automatically sprinted off, desperately trying to find to rest of the group.

Oakbeard and his group just reach the largest and oldest tree in the forest ‘Skyscraper’ the locals call it. The remaining 2 children barge through the group of children to reach Oakbeard. They try to spit out what horrific events just took place to Oakbeard. As doing so the chicken can be seen charging towards them from the distance. Thinking quickly Oakbeard hurries the children into the hollow trunk of the giant tree, and rolls a giant stone to cover to hole. A loud thud can be heard as the chicken collides into the tree.

Amongst the panic between the children and Oakbeard a tall green squirrel emerges from the shadows and tries to calm them all down, the squirrel succeeds after a little while. Little to everyone’s knowledge, even that of Oakbeard, the tree that they’re sat in is the home of Green Nut – A tall green squirrel, the oldest and most wisest creature in the forest. He then goes on to tell them the tale of the ‘chicken and the egg’.  The chicken will not rest until it has eaten the one who disturbed it, the only way to stop it, is to kill it.

Oakbeard saw this as an opportunity as another way to make up for his centuries of plundering honest people as a space pirate. He told Green Nut that he was up to the task to banish the chicken, but his woodworm infested legs was not. This didn’t faze Green Nut as he had just the thing to bring a bit of life into his rackety old legs. The silky smooth wig of healing. Oakbeard was a tad sceptical to start with, but gave it a chance. Green Nut took off Oakbeards hat and placed the wig on his head. He felt a rush of warmth run through his body, from head to toe. As this happened his old splintered wooden body started to change into a solid highly polished wood. He barely remembers the last time he had a body like that.

Feeling revitalised Oakbeard pulled out his trusty sword, which hasn’t seen action for a good few years. He rolls the giant stone to the side to make a gap he can squeeze through. He jumps out, attempting to lunge at the chicken which has been stood there all this time, waiting. The chicken dodges Oakbeards attempt to hit it. The chicken flies upto the higher branches of the Skyscraper to gain a height advantage, but Oakbeard quickly follows, climbing from branch to branch. They both settle on one of the highest points of the tree to battle it out.

There’s lunges and swipes from Oakbeard as he tries to slay the chicken. But it’s no match for the agile chicken, who can easily dodge his attacks and tries to counter with a devastating peck. This goes on back and forth until the heavens started to open up and it started to pour down with rain, making the mossy branches of the tree slippery. The chicken made its last lunge for Oakbeard, it slipped, plummeting  100’s of feet to the ground.

Oakbeard is greeted by cheers  and thanks by his students as he makes his way down. After moments of pats on the back and hugs from his children he noticed the slain chicken which lays emotionless on the floor starting to transform. It starts to form into a giant egg, similar to the one which it came from, but instead of being black and veiny, it was smooth and gold. This egg then started to hatch, a hand forced its way through the shell. Large chunks of shell started to come off.

The boy ate by the chicken earlier emerged from the egg, but they were hardly recognizable. Instead of being this, clean fresh faced child, he is now grotesque, probably down to being half processed by the chickens stomach.  

Oakbeard thanked Green nut for his help and gathered all the children to head home. They needed a rest after this ordeal.

 No one noticed but as the child stepped out of the egg, another smaller egg  fell out and rolled down the hill. But this egg was black, similar to the one the 3 kids came across before.

The black egg lays there in the forest waiting to be hatched again.

The cycle continues.

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