It’s not something anyone would expect to lose; ever! So how could Jacob have been prepared for the day when his vanished?

And is vanished the most appropriate word? Had Jacob been his careless self, and simply misplaced it? Or had someone, or perhaps worse still, some thing waited until he’d slept and then STOLEN it?

His mind buzzed with a score of difficult questions, none of which he had any answers to. And on the way to the Academy that morning, he was unusually quiet; deep in thought.

‘Cat got your tongue?’ asked Rebecca.

Her satchel of books thundered against Jacob’s hip as she tried to match his stride. Ouch!

Had she noticed? Jacob flicked a glace across at friend’s face but Rebecca’s pretty features were unreadable.

It didn’t matter. This wasn’t something he couldn’t hide from her. After all, she was probably the only person in the world who could help him find his missing shadow…

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Comment by Anita Vine on October 5, 2010 at 8:55
“wanna come over to the sun?” shouted Rebecca. Jacob shook his head but it was too late. Rebecca was pulling him by the arm over to the other side of the street.”No it’s too late listen to me” said Jacob . “Come on in the sun” Jacob grabbed her other arm and took her back to the shade and whispered “ no, I can’t, people will notice”. “ notice what, you haven’t got a tan? Oh well, that’s the whole point in going into the sun.” Said Rebecca “No my shadow has disappeared “ there was silence... “ no, that can’t be” 1 week later- “ we will be back after these messages!” said the news reporter. “there is a new crisis in this big, new city, 5 disappearing’s, all we have as a lead is people have seen these targets being followed by a boy fully covered in black. Will the police be able to catch this mysterious boy? Watch tomorrows news report to find out!”. Jacob grabbed the remote off the chair next to him and turned the TV off. “ I wonder?” Jacob said his thought’s out loud......
Annaliese and Harry.
Comment by janet dowey on October 5, 2010 at 9:40
or is it his shadow he might just be standing where his shadow never shows.Unless something mythycal came whiles he was sleeping sleeping chased it down and wham!It snatched the shadow without making the tiniest amount of noise and it opened the window and lightning struck just outside and it was gone Jacob awoke with a loud aaahhh!His mum and dad rushed in and the window slamed shut.Jacob told his mum and dad what he had seen about the creature stealing his shadow they said it was just a dream it was about 9 AM just bright enouph to see his shadow.All three of them rushed outside and his shadow was there his mum and dad said "Told you Jacob" they both went back inside and Jacobs shadow just disapeared.......
Curtis Holland
Comment by janet dowey on October 5, 2010 at 9:41
I like this story so far and once its finished I,d love to read it!
Comment by Janet Rothwell on October 5, 2010 at 11:33
A few days later, Jacob entered the school, trying not to think about his shadow. As he walked around, something felt peculiar. He sombrely walked into his form room, noticing that someone’s presence was missing, but whose? He slowly looked around the classroom. He hesitated. Not all the seats were full.
Suddenly, the atmosphere became tense. The school bully had swaggered in with his posse, looked around and spotted his next target. He went over and knocked him off his chair. Behind him, Lily, his girlfriend, shied away behind her long, sleek, black hair. Jacob glanced around over to the bunch of whispering and giggling gaggle of wannabe’s. They all looked like they had all come from Barbie’s Dream House. He looked at the seat next to them. It was empty. He then realised, “Rebecca!” he gasped, looking over at a chair. He came closer and for a second thought that there were distinguishing marks on the chair. He examined it closely and saw that black fingerprints covered the entire chair…

Paawan & Raman
Comment by Janet Rothwell on October 5, 2010 at 11:35
We hope you enjoy our part of ‘The Missing Shadow’. We had fun producing this piece! Looking forward to the completed story! 
Paawan & Raman
Comment by John Iona on October 5, 2010 at 12:36
They entered the academy, Jacob tried his best not to hang around long enough so they could notice the fact that his shadow was missing fortunately not a soul noticed when they got to their first period of the morning.

“good morning children today you have to be measured for the yearly survey Jacob you are first to be measured to the front please we have to be finished in 45 minutes make haste!” said our teacher her name is Ms. Smith our science teacher she is our politest teacher probably because her husband died a few years ago… anyway back to the story Jacob hesitated to get to the front and almost fell amongst the seemingly never-ending distance to the front of the class. Then she said “ hurry Jacob we need to hurry there are 69 other pupils to measure MAKE HASTE!!” “y-y-yes miss” said Jacob trembling with hesitation then a pupil mentioned something about him…

“ miss there is something bizarre about the guy his shoes are badly battered.” Jacob sighed as he heard him say something different than he originally thought but hey why would he complain? He was measured at 154 centimetres 1 metre 54 centimetres for those who would have to work it out and stop reading.

Then the bell rang BRRRRRRRRRING! BRRRRRRRRING! “ CLASS DISSMISSED” said Ms.Smith annoyed at the fact that it took an entire lesson to measure one pupil. “Phew time for break” said Jacob slightly relieved but also scared about the lessons to come…

Jordan Saville
Oasis Academy Enfield
Comment by Elfin on October 5, 2010 at 13:01
“It was Rebecca!” Jacob thought as he took a picture of the fingerprints. The next few days, he avoided Rebecca due to the shock. However Rebecca was a pushy person so Jacob decided the only way to sort this out was to act like a detective by going over to Rebecca’s house to look for clues. He remembered the picture he took so he brought it with him for help.

When he arrived at her house, he apologised for acting weird. They went up to her room then Rebecca went back down for snacks.
That’s when he saw it. A black fingerprint. Was she the thief or was she a victim?...

By Jodienne & Ruth
William Hulme Grammar School
Comment by Margie Godwin on October 5, 2010 at 15:59
While Rebecca was gone getting snacks, Jacob searched more around the room. He searched everywhere; finally he found more fingerprints that lead to Rebecca’s closet. He pushed the closet door with all of his might. It wouldn’t budge.
Right when he was about to give up, he pushed with his whole body. The door flung open, right as Rebecca walked in.
Before Jacob knew it, he was in a magical land of lost shadows. He walked around and soon he saw his shadow along with his friends’ shadows that had been missing for weeks.
He thought to himself, “I must find a way out to return the shadows.

Abby, Milan, Gabby
Lexington Elementary
Monroe, Louisiana
Comment by Andrew Newbound on October 5, 2010 at 19:34
Wow, some fantastic story ideas here. Keep 'em coming guys; I love them all.

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