Friday, 19 June 2020
Maya wrote this story in her own time - read her text, but be aware ... it's a very spooky story and the gruesome content may not be suitable for all age groups!!!
THE SHADOW MAN
A long long time ago there lived a family of five.The wife jemma,the husband Nick,The oldest child Jessica,the middle child hannah,and the youngest child jade.Jade was the nicest,the most loving and the favourite child.hannah the middle child used to be the favourite,until Jade was born,although Jessica thought jade was quite cute and annoying at the same time.
One day while Jessica,Hannah,and Jade were walking home they bumped into an old “friend” well actually they were a enemy.”we meet again” said the enemy “what do you want lily?” Said Jessica.”I just came to warn you…” said lily/the enemy devilishly.”warn us about what?” Asked Jade curiously.”You should hurry home and check on your mum” said lily as evil as the joker.”err okay?” Said Jade with a bit more curiosity.So they walked home with a lot of curiosity.When they got home they saw their mother on the couch terrified,as if she saw a ghost or heard one. “Mum? Are you ok?” Asked Hannah.Their mum was too terrified to even speak! “T-the S-shadow-“ stuttered their mother.”What shadow?” Asked all of them with unison.”i-it was alive…” “the shadow was alive?” Asked Hannah curiously.”
A day past and they were all sitting in the lounge watching a movie.Their mother paused the movie to get a drink,so did Jessica and Hannah.Jade noticed something.Something strange,what looked like a shadow man with a coat and a top hat.she went closer..and closer...and closer to the shadow until she saw there was no man there.It was just a shadow with no man.She looked around to see if the light was shining on a action figure,but there was no action figure at all.The shadow then turned to her...He then disappeared into thin air...She was too scared to speak or even tell her family.When they all went to sleep,Jade laid there in her bed wondering If it was capable of well hurting anyone.But it was only a shadow...shadows can’t hold anything or possibly touch anyone...right?The next day Jessica went to Jade and asked “Jade...have you seen anything terrifying?” Have you..?” Asked Jade “I asked first!” “Ok ok! I have seen this well…shadow man..” said Jade terrified. “Same…” said Jessica. “How about hannah have you asked her?” Asked Jade. “No not yet..”
That day after history class lily came up to them. “Why hello Jessica” said lily “lily you know Jade is right here and you don’t bother to say hello to her.” Said Jessica frustratingly. “Oh right..didn’t see you there Jade” said lily sarcastically.”what do you want lily”said Jade. “Oh nothing I just am here to tell you you should be careful when you talk about the shadow man to other people” said lily “wait lily are you behind the shadow man!?” Asked jade curiously. “Oh no I’m not it’s just my father got murdered by the shadow man” said lily a little bit sadder then usual. “Wait wat how?” Asked Jade and Jessica in unison. “Just don’t look into its eyes and don’t let it see you” said lily “toodles!”. “ lily wait.Why do you care about us all of a sudden?” Asked Jade. “Well I-“ “Jessica,Jade why are you talking to..her” asked hannah.“Because we want to.after all you can’t control our lives.your not the oldest” said Jade.
“Do I really care” Asked hannah rhetorically. “Oh yeah I forgot you never cared about anything not even us” said Jade frustratingly. “come on Jade let’s just go to class…” said Jessica. When they got to biology class they noticed that lily has skipped class again, “typical lily” whispered Jessica to Jade. “Mhmmm always skipping class-“ “JADE AND JESSICA STOP TALKING IN CLASS” interrupted mrs honey. “Sorry mrs honey we were whispering not talking” said Jessica. “ principles office NOW BOTH OF YOU” yelled mrs honey.When they both arrived at the principles office….They saw The principle dead in his chair...They saw the shadow man and his eyes...Jessica quickly closed her eyes shut and closed Jades eyes too.As soon as the shadow man disappeared,they screamed.Alarming all teachers and staff. “AHHHHHH SOMEBODY HELP!!!” Cried Jade. “WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED” shouted the janitor. As Jade froze with fear still looking at the hole in the principles head that the shadow man burned threw….
The policemen searched houses,buildings but still couldn’t find the deadly shadow man...The next morning Jade got out of bed To fetch her phone.She turned it on and she saw THAT IT WAS CHRISTMAS!!!B But just a day ago it was Easter. “Santa?” Said Jade excitingly but when that “Santa” turned around..It was the shadow man.The shadow man looked 3D for once! How can that be? He held a gun to her...SHE WOKE UP WITH FEAR! Turns out that was only a dream and it was still Easter.She jumped out of bed and went to the bathroom.She puked everywhere! “Jade are you alright?” Asked Jessica. “I-I’m fine just had a bad dream” said Jade. “Are you really sure?” Asked Jessica “I said I’m fine ok” said Jade frustratingly.The next day when Their mum switched the news on the T.V...They finally found the shadow man!! But how did they find him? Well that’s another story to tell.They all lived in peace from that day on.
Maya Ploos van Amstel