Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Coral. She lived in a large, happy home but would usually be found near the shimmering lake in her great, beautiful garden. If you want to see her, she has red hair and bright green eyes.
Coral always enjoyed playing by the lake, but about once a day she would lean over and touch the soft, cold lake. Occasionally, the child would take her pretty purple shoes off and dip her feet in the icy water. Sometimes she would see different fish, sometimes goldfish, sometimes codfish.
One day, she didn’t just want her fish in it but wanted to go in herself. So the next day she put her old, blue dress on and got in the lake; she loved it. Then, as she was swimming around, she saw an eel, but not any old eel an electric eel!
Coral swam away as fast as her arms and legs could carry her. Then she saw the eel go after a group of fish. Coral wasn’t just going to sit around, she was going to help the poor, helpless fish. She dived in and went to the eel, grabbed a bucket and threw it on the electric eel’s head. She helped the fish back to their home in the lake. The water almost seemed to help her to the surface.
Coral fed the young fish and helped them grow. She played at the lake side everyday and the lake seemed to obey her. They all lived happily ever after.
The sky was very dim but very quiet… Out of nowhere you could hear loud bangs from planes shooting bullets and getting ready to drop a bomb. There were sirens going off, lights shooting into the sky and fires in yards… It was petrifying.
Caden stared through the window. Wide eyed, he felt tearful. Suddenly mum gripped his shoulder blade and pulled him away from the dusty window. “What do you think you’re doing Caden?!” Yelled mum. Before he could answer she pushed him through the doors and pulled Xavier into her arms and rushed them both out then cried for Lexi and Nellie to come down stairs. Mum held their arms tightly making marks on their skin from her nails.
They ran out of the small, wooden cottage with Lexi screaming tearfully. As they ran crying into the basement, Caden turned back shouting “Wait – Dad!” and ran into the house as Xavier tried to catch him. Caden grabbed onto the picture of dad then Xavier pulled him back with all his force, Caden suddenly dropped the picture and it shattered into small shards. Quickly, Caden then took the remains of the picture heading for the door then a bomb hit the side of the house. Bricks flew across the room crashing down on the floor making the house dusty. They managed to get back to the basement.
Then Caden collapsed onto the floor. “You’re so selfish, how could you run back like that!?” Shouted Xavier roaring with rage. “Xavier! Don’t yell at your brother like that!” Cried mum, pulling him backwards with a frown on her face. Xavier just sat down crossing his arms grumpily…
By Neeve Brown and Pati