Almost as if he was invisible, Brenn slipped between the shadowy pillars of the darkened hall. As he ascended the winding steps, his footsteps seemed soundless.
As he reached the wide moonlit landing, the girl suddenly turned round and faced him. The hood of her dove grey cloak slipped back. It was the girl they called Ellen.
“Don’t!” she said.
“Don’t what?”
“Don’t follow me!”
“You’re going to the Old Library,” Brenn said accusingly. “You know the books there are forbidden.”
She smiled slowly. “But you won’t tell though, will you, Brenn?” she said. “Because you’ve been searching for it too, haven’t you?”

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Comment by Shea Reeder on October 13, 2009 at 8:14
Written by Antonia, Alex and Olia from American International School, Vietnam

Ellen tried to convince Brenn, but it wasn't working. He tried to ignore her, but when she started to cry and knelt down to convince Brenn, he finally agreed to not to tell anybody about it and will help her find the book.
“Okay, I'll help you find the book. But we'll start tomorrow morning. Before the sun rises.” Brenn said.
“Sure, thanks for helping me Brenn. I really want to find my family right now. I don't even know how they're doing, trapped in that book...” Ellen sobbed.
“It's okay. Let's go back to the dorm, or we'll be in big trouble.”
They couldn't sleep so they went out. Knowing they couldn't come back. When they were at the middle of the road, they heard a voice, saying, “So we meet yet another...” Both of them stopped to look around. No one was there. They continued on their journey when they heard a cry, “HELP ME!” They were shocked but that didn't stop them from reaching their goal. They both reached their hands out for the book. As soon as they touched it, it felt like a shock just went through their body. We were in the middle of a battle field...
Comment by WP Central on October 13, 2009 at 9:34
Written by Catherine Russon, Sheringham High School, Norfolk, England

The tug of anxiety turned into a torrent of fear that was raging inside them. They had felt the book, had been affected by its contents, but as they looked around at the shabby exterior of the cellar, there was nothing around them. 'Did you feel it?' Ellen asked, not seeing it necessary to explain further, 'Yes. I don’t think I liked the feel of that'. She chuckled softly, feeling glad for the company. ‘I don’t understand Brenn, what are these books?’ She flopped onto the floor, drained suddenly. Brenn lowered himself slowly to a crouch and flicked her chin lightly with his hand. ‘Do you want me to explain?’ She nodded feebly. ‘Written down, possibly in the far reaches of this earth and maybe right under our noses, is everything.’ She smiled uneasily and raised an eyebrow at him ‘I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s true. Life, love, hate, wars, death… everything, all encompassed in three books. Past, future and present. They are forbidden and hidden from prying eyes. Just a single touch, that’s all it takes to know things. Everything in those three states to be precise. Touch the Book of the Past, you know all in the past. Book of the Present, you feel everything in the present. Book of the Future, well you get the idea. They control things. Every single thing on this planet and the others is written down for the world to follow, you still with me?’ ‘I think so, carry on’…
Comment by Nerine Chalmers, Qatar Academy on October 13, 2009 at 10:31
written by Mariam And Habiba, Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar

Brenn said, “I have a feeling that we have to go in to the book of the past and rescue your family.” “First we should get in to the book of the past and find out what happened to your family”. “OK in to the book of the past said Ellen in a nervous voice. As soon as Ellen and Brenn touched the book a flash of white light appeared and then they got in. “ Where are we?” asked Brenn. “WHERE DO YOU THINK!” shouted Ellen. “ Now I remember.” Replied Brenn. They ran to the flashing white light. It was a note saying book closes at 5:00pm. Brenn looked at his watch and said “ It is 2:00 we have time, Look a door lets move” as they were moveing they hear a sound from the celing it was a eccho the voice said “HELP TRAPPED HELP HELP HELP” “Ellen Shouted Mom Dad is that you” AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the mystirious voice shouted “mom, dad, are you there???????”…
Comment by Bev Humphrey, Woolwich Poly, UK on October 13, 2009 at 11:11
Little did Ellen know that those voices weren’t her parents, they were voices from the future, her voices. She was going to be in trouble and she had no idea of it. Brenn was looking about, when suddenly he heard a cry for help, it was Ellen; stuck and alone. He searched high and low, far and wide but no sign of the poor girl. “It can’t be, no it must’ve been, no it’s not, anything but that.” Ellen touched the book of the future and had disappeared into the future, but goodness knows how many years forward. The thing with these books is that you don’t know where you’re going to go. You either go 7million years back in the past or just 1 year back in the past. There, lying on the floor was, was it was the book: The book of the Future. He wanted to touch it he really did, but he didn’t. He jumped and he jumped as high as he could ad did a diving motion and dived into the book. He falls, and falls long. Brenn looks around, dusts himself off when he hears another scream. It wasn’t a girl’s voice, it was…

By Brian and Tristian. Woolwich Polytechnic School
Comment by kgarnett on October 13, 2009 at 12:36
The low howling cry was almost beckoning him. It was so loud it shook the floor. Brenn and Ellen were paralysed with fear. After what seemed an age Brenn pulled himself together, he looked around through the dim light he could see crates, boxes and pallets littering the walls. Something tugged at his shirt he quickly spun round to find Ellen pulling herself on to her feet. “Where are we ?” she exclaimed.
“How do I Know” Brenn snapped back. The howling sound brought to the argument to an abrupt halt. Against all better judgement they began to walk towards the noise. It appeared to come from the corner of the building. “Over there by those boxes” Ellen murmured. They strode over and peered tentatively into an open box. Astonished Brenn pulled out an action figure with his face. He examined it closely to see all his features moulded onto the plastic face, even the scar on his left cheek. He turned to tell Ellen only to see her walking to a lift. He runs to catch up just making into the lift before the door closes. After a short ride upwards they exit into a dark corridor. Looking left they saw the corridor leading to a bright light, illuminating a silver metal door. They ran towards it, heaving the large handle they pushed the door open on it’s heavy metal hinges. Walking through the children found themselves on a balcony, they were shocked to see…..

BY Tristan Q and Michael F
Comment by Margaret Bell,NthLanarkshireLibs on October 13, 2009 at 15:41
Ellen's Mum and Dad in the grips of a vampire. Suddenly, the vampire ran towards them, so they tried to run away, but the vampire made a plunge for their legs. After a struggle the vampire gets hold. Just as the vampire was about to sink his fangs into their necks, Ellen and Brenn grab the Book of the Past and then all of a sudden a whirlpool appeared "Oh no" shouts the vampire "Don't through me back into the past" With one swift turn, Ellen and Brenn move aside and the vampire disappears inside the whirlpool and they close the book. Ellen turns to her Mum and Dad and says "I'm glad that is over" But is it?......
Comment by Margie Godwin on October 13, 2009 at 21:20
Written by Bria Kindrich, Jacqueline Taylor and Shawnequia Scott
They knew they had to get rid of the book forever. Ellen returned to the old library to find a way to make sure that the book could be destroyed and the vampire with it. As she crept through the bookshelves, she once again came upon a mysterious book. It was unlike any other book. It had no title and was locked. With curiosity she picked it up. Maybe this book would have the answer so that the vampire would stay in the past forever. To her surprise the book started shaking. Ellen dropped the book and the book screamed, "Nothing is ever really over. The vampire will rise again when you least expect it."

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