Andrew , Age 11
Schalmont Middle School
A story based on the game, “Duck Season.” As he was running through the halls, he heard the dog’s footsteps getting closer and closer. Ben didn’t know whose the dog was or what the dog was doing there, but the one thing he knew was to run. Now he was starting to silently cry as he saw the dog rounding the corner. The dog saw Ben in the corner and ran towards him. The dog vanished and so did Ben. Ben woke up to his mom and cried and cried. Ben’s mom told him that it was fake and he was safe. The next day he was at home scared. His mom got home and they saw something in their backyard and that thing was the dog. They ran and ran into the safe room and grabbed the rifle. After a while, they went back out and had dinner when flicker and the dog was seen for a millisecond. The boy screamed and the mom asked, “What?” The boy could only say, “The Dog!”
When Ben went to bed, he saw a light flickering and went to check it out. They had just replaced the light bulb. Ben saw the dog and was frozen. The mom saw this and grabbed a knife and said, “get back.” The dog looked sideways and vanishes. The mom said, “We need to get out of here,” and they left.
On the plane, Ben and his mom were the only ones awake when the plane hit some turbulence. Ben got up and went to the captain’s place and he saw the dog and then the dog vanished. The captain was dead. The plane was heading for an island and about to crash when some of the windows broke and people started flying out! The plane crashed and he was the only survivor. He knew what to do and went for the care package, which had a rifle, food, and medical supplies. He saw ducks and thought to himself; this was like the game duck hunt and shot one. The dog jumped up and as soon as he saw it, he shot the dog. He went to the dog and saw he was hurt and suddenly the dog vanished. A farmer came out and took him in. When he went to bed, he thought of the farmer who was nice, but he vanished too. The day after that happened he ran into a city. Some folks there took him in again and he felt safe but there were news reports of more families going missing in the area. The next day he started the new school. The teacher said there were kids missing and that they had not heard from their families.
Later during the day there was a power outage with a lock-down that was not a drill. The man on the speaker said there was a man in a dog suit with a knife and then they could only hear the screams of the man. There were kids disappearing and not coming back.
Ben started to cry remembering his mom and dad. And the dog was behind him and he just cried and cried until he vanished. There was nothing. There was nothing not even him. Until he woke up and saw his room and his dad and his mom. The world was normal. The game was on the floor. It was a dream, a nightmare! And that was that, he went back to living normal.