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12/10/2011 - The Endless Forest - an extra story by Adrian Thompson :-)

David was running, running, running. It was as though he'd spend his whole life running through the forest - strange, he thought, as he ran,listening intently for Them. It had only been a few weeks before when life had been normal. The sky was blue, the grass was green, he was going to school, and planning a fishing expedition with his dad. A few weeks later, and his dad was dead. The bomb had turned the sky brown, and the grass was dying. The only thing that wasn't dying was the forest. It just grew. They liked the forest. It was a safe hunting ground. Suddenly, They dropped from the trees around him. David turned, but he was surrounded. There seemed to be no way out...

 

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Comment by Lorna Beardmore on October 12, 2011 at 11:36

He turned to see more birds falling beside him being shot. Once again he heard  bullet sounds shattering through the forest. David  spotted his Uncle charging towards him. With a smile.

“Ha, look at the catch we got this time!” His Uncle shouted.

“Uncle, this is not good this is disgraceful.” David replied.

 “There is no point being angry at me, this will pay for you and your meals , everything!” Uncle screamed

They walked around collecting the dead birds in there blood filled baskets. David did not want to do this, this was out of humanity.

“David, hurry up we have to beat the storm!” His uncle exclaimed hurriedly .They ran through the woods, looking up at the darkening sky.”Hurry!” he shouted.

All of  a sudden the rain started pouring but the rain was red with blood...

 

Mariah Tanveer and Ione Taylor

The Hollins Technology College

Comment by Tommy Donbavand on October 12, 2011 at 11:47

David and his uncle were forced to take shelter in the mouth of a small cave.  Once, this place had been home to some large, fierce creature but now - thankfully - it appeared to be abandoned.

David watched as the blood red rain continued to fall, scarlet drops splashing against the rocks outside the cave and slowly changing their colour.  Making them look like lumps of raw meat.  There had been plenty of unusual phenomena since the bomb, but this one was new.

David's uncle seemed not to be worried by the colour of the rain.  He set about building a small fire and cooking one of the birds he had shot over its weak and trembling flame.  Later, David would wonder whether the smell of roasting flesh had been the thing that had attracted the beast towards them.

Comment by Adrian Thompson Laisterdyke UK on October 12, 2011 at 12:07
David looked out of the cave. The red rain carried on, the rocks were changing. They had looked like raw meat, but now they looked somehow different - and they were moving... David grabbed his uncle. "look!" he shouted. The rocks shuffled slowly together, merging and growing. They watched, horrified, as the rocks were slowly replaced by a huge, glowing monstrosity. It stood, towering over the cave, and the place where its eyes would have been focussed on the entrance. "No!" cried David's uncle ", there must have been a Biogen burst around here - it's a BioWarrior. It will lock onto us, and keep on going until we're dead...".  David remembered from the history book. Biogen was the worst weapon imaginable. It turned anything that wasn't alive into a killing machine - rocks, stones, anything. They ran. There really wasn't anything else to do. The BioWarrior crashed after them, a huge blind fist crashing down, and destroying the cave entrance. "There's a door!" shouted David's uncle, pointing. The door had something written on it, in a language David didn't understand.."F..r...E..t". His uncle levered it open, and they dived through...
Comment by N Francis on October 12, 2011 at 14:08
The room seemed completely empty. Cobwebs hung from every corner, huge water droplets splashed onto the floor making shallow muddy puddles, the crumbling walls were covered with engravings of the same eligible words- F..r...E..t. David stared up at the ceiling which had a small hole that let the weakest amount of light through; it was covered in glistening stalagmites. As he looked up in wonder he heard his uncle wedge the door shut behind him and breathed out a sigh of relief. He could hear rain from the storm smashing against the rocks outside and the distant howl of wind as it stormed and ripped its way through the trees. Glancing back at his uncle, who was drinking quickly from his flask of coffee, David began to walk to the other side of the room which was out of sight. He caught sight of a small tunnel with a flickering of light, in the shadows of the room. A slow repeated metallic tapping sound was coming from inside of the tunnel, a noise which reminded him of his Dad’s useless DIY, he smiled slightly to himself at the memory but his expression turned to shock when he saw the silhouette of a man walk past. He backed away as he heard his uncle calling his name.
“Uncle, I think there’s someone already in here so we should …” David began to whisper but then stopped as he noticed that his uncle was no longer in the room….

Emily Markham and Kelly Davis
St.Benedicts Catholic Upper School
Comment by Allison Painich on October 12, 2011 at 15:42
I started yelling, "Uncle, Uncle, where are you?" Then I started huffing and panicking. Next thing I did was to see if the Bio Warrior was coming. So, I looked out and saw it coming straight for me. I was so scared that I didn't even know what to do. I decided to go down the tunnel. He saw a silhouette of what looked like his uncle. He walked closer to it. David then saw that it was his uncle. He said, "Uncle, it's my David." His uncle looked badly wounded. So, he saw there was an entrance. So, he dragged his uncle out and lugged him home.

Caitlyn
Lexington Elementary School
Monroe, Louisiana

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