June 9

Short Story

One hot summer day in Florida, USA an 11-year-old girl named Julie and her friend Jose were watching the movie UP. In the movie an old man makes his house fly with balloons. “I’m going to make my house fly,” she exclaimed! Jose thought she had gone too far. But Julie didn’t care; she wanted to make her house a rocket. She needed three key ingredients. 

 

The first ingredient was G Fuel. 

To get to it she needed to do a lot of parkour in the air and if you fell you would fall into sticky slime and cameras would see you and sound the alarm. It was on main street because if somebody saw someone trying to do it they could catch them, but luckily it was a weekday so everybody was at school or work. Only the pro parkour people could do the parkour. She started off strong and was making every jump but on one jump her foot slipped and she fell. But Jose came to the rescue and threw a trampoline under her and she bounced up to the next platform that happened every time she failed. But on the last jump, Jose had no more trampolines. He shouted, “You have to make this jump”! 

She made it! At the top, there was a safe that was unlocked for some reason. She took a lot and jumped down onto the trampoline safe and sound. 

 

The next ingredient was chang. It wasn’t hard to get. You could buy it at the local supermarket. The only problem was that it cost $100,000. So Julie had to rob a bank.

 

 First, she entered the bank and withdrew $100 so she wouldn’t be suspicious. Next, she hid until the bank teller went on his lunch break. When he did Julie sneakily crawled toward the teller’s area and on his desk was a keycard. Now she had to get to the bank owner’s office. Julie found a tunnel with a door that had a 7 letter padlock. Julie thought and thought and she figured out that the answer was Cassidy the bank owner’s cat. She knew this because Julie’s parents were good friends of the bank owner. She typed in the name C-A-S-S-I-D-Y  Julie went through the tunnel very quietly. Once she was in the bank owner’s office she found a ladder that led to where all the money was. Julie wasn’t greedy so she only took what she needed. So she took $101,000. Julie went up a ladder and found herself at the top of the bank. She didn’t know how to get down but then she saw a trampoline that Jose dropped on the way to the slime pit. Julie jumped on the trampoline and made it. 

 

The 3rd and final ingredient was

 a lava crystal. It was very rare because you had to go to a volcano. They are also only at the bottom and every volcano only has one. They went to the nearest volcano which was about a one-hour drive away. There was only a 50% chance for there to be a tunnel all the way to the lava crystal. When she got there she saw a tunnel. She was so excited! She ventured down the tunnel but it was just short of the bottom. She was very sad because she had done all this work and came all this way just to fail. 

 

She started walking up the tunnel. She looked back and saw that the lava crystal was on the wall of the volcano. She sprinted back down the tunnel and reached for it but she was just short. But Jose threw another trampoline down and he landed on it. ” Where do you keep getting these trampolines?” Julie asked.

 “My dad is a trampoline maker” Replied Jose. Jose grabbed on to Julie’s arm and Julie reached and grabbed it. 

 

The reason Julie got $101,000 instead of  $100,000 was because she needed a bit of money to buy some smaller ingredients. 

 

Her house was ready to fly. She pressed the start button and… It was a perfect lift-off. But then one of the engines was failing, then they started falling. She thought this was the end for her. She looked out the window and saw 1,000 trampolines layed out under the house. She screamed,”HOW DOES HE HAVE SO MANY TRAMPOLINES”!? She bounced down safe and sound. The only injury was a scraped knee. 

 


Posted June 9, 2021 by superstar31 in category Grade 5, Language Arts

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