Shouts. Cries, The stamping of feet. Whips. I looked out the window. Blood leaked from the door bases. I ran to my layout of hay and picked up my little toy bear. I looked at it and started to cry. It was just a little cry. I lay on my back and closed my eyes, but it was impossible to sleep with the racket outside. Mum and dad were so stupid. And my brother couldn’t take care of me. So he sold me to the ruler of China for some money and that he didn’t have to carry one extra person, and I’ve been here all my life since then. If I could run out of the iron gates and into the forest, I would be free, alive, breathing fresh and natural air, and not have blood on my feet, back and hands all the time, and not to wake every morning as a slave. But the guards stood there all the time, and I coudn’t get out without being beaten to death. Then they would throw me out. I wouldn’t mind being thrown out, but I would mind them beating me. I’d seen photos of the outside when I was little, but I still remember them as clear as day. Sweet flowers, bees on them, The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City and so many other places mother and father had been to. If only I could visit them, one day.
By Elise D
A little briefing on this:
I am willing to be an author, and I have an idea for a story. This is some of the first chapter (I might change it to a Preface) that I have written so far. It’s a story of a Chinese girl, (who doesn’t look it, she looks English or Australian) called Aaliyah who is put to work by, as above, the Ruler of China, (even if there is no ruler but there’s a king or something.) who doesn’t talk to the slaves at all, as he thinks the guards can take are of it all. Soon somene comes to take her away from all this, and she finds a nice fresh and open bungalow in the forest to stay. She learns how to sing and be positive. But a boy comes along and finds out who she is, but the housekeeper of Aaliyah’s is not entirely impressed by this boy and banishes him from seeing Aaliyah again. Aaliyah doesn’t know what’s happened to him and the housekeeper feels guilty for making Aaliyah feel unhappy. But in time, the two children meet up again and find out everything they will do and achieve together, even if that means, runnng away to the other side of the Great Wall, finding Aaliyah’s parents and, if needed, to go back to the danger zone where Aaliyah grew up. I will be attemping to write this tory under the same name, title and author that it is here. Hopefully I can publish this and publish more!