Friday, October 29, 2010

The Toy Doll

I have this doll. I’ve had it for as long as I can remember, but I have never actually liked it. Mum makes me keep it on the shelf beside my bed. It just stares at me with its evil stare. Mum thinks it is cute, but I swear it is out to get me. Now I know what you are thinking, it’s a harmless little doll, filled with stuffing, but it isn’t. It is like one of those really old fashioned dolls. Its … evil.

I sit on my bed writing in my journal. Mum calls my name. “Kelly, can you come set the table for tea?” She says. I close my journal and put it on the end of my bed. I leave the room and close the door. “Yum,” I say as I smell the aroma, “roast chicken, my favourite.” My brother is already sitting at the table with his meal. “Hurry up with the cutlery Kel’s,” he says. “Why don’t you?” I say back at him.

After dinner, I walk back into my room, only to see … the doll. It’s there, sitting on my bed, starring at me. I scream. Mum runs in. “What happened?!” She screams. “The – the – the…” I quiver, “the doll. Its evil I tell you … evil!” Mum gives me a stern look. “Wait,” I continue, “I have a plan. I will need one really thick leather bag and a bandanna.” Mum looks at me strangely and leaves the room. She brings back a dirty old rag and a flour sack. “Thanks,” I say sarcastically. She leaves the room again. I grab the doll and wrap it up in the old rag. I stuff it in the flour sack and tie it up really tightly. I throw it in my closet and shut the door. I brush my teeth, change my clothes, and sit down to watch TV before going to bed.

The next day, after my morning routine, I open to closet door to get the flour sack with the doll in it, but it’s not there! I turn around to see a ripped flour sack and rag on the floor, and the evil little doll standing up on my bed, starring at me. My eyes widen with fear. I dive for the doll, but it seems to slip away from my fingers. I dive again. Success. I hold the doll tightly and run into the laundry, franticly looking for something like the flour sack. I see a pillow case. I grab it and stuff the doll in it. I run out into the garden and grab a spade. I run to the back of the garden. I dig a really deep hole and bury the pillowcase with the doll in it. I fill the hole and run back inside. Phew, no more evil doll … for now …

EduBlogs Challenge #5 - Zoom Post

In this Challenge, it is basicly all about images. So, out of the 8 options I had, I decided to choose to do a zoom post.
Original description:
We could do a “zoom” post through comments. Choose a picture, and have your readers zoom out, so to speak, by leaving comments. So maybe something simple, like a pillow, and the first commenter describes something bigger around the pillow (like a couch) and the next commenter would write about the room it was in, and the next could zoom out the window and do the house, etc.  Most important here is to read previous comments, so you can add to the story.

Do you get it?
I need your help in this one, so please don't be shy to add to the story.
Original Image: Pencil Sun.
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I was looking for a pencil, but this was such a cool picture.
Where are the pencils? 'Zoom Out' and don't forget to comment!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

EduBlogs Challenge #4 - My top three EduBlog Challenge Blogs

I have spent the last few days commenting on some very interesting blogs. I have chosen three of my favourite blogs to recommend to you.

Blog #1 :
Indy's Intriguig Idea's

I love the way she uses a lot of describing words. I think she could become a really great writer.

Blog #2 :
Ellie's Blog

This girl writes AMAZING! posts. I am going to make a regular visit to her blog. I LOVE it!

Blog #3 :
Jessie's Blog

This girl understands the concept of blogging very well. I love it. Well done!

It was hard picking three blogs that I really liked out of all the wonderful bloggers participating in the Challenge. But every blog is amazing in their own way.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Take Flight

Recently I entered a competition in which I had to write a story starting with...

I was walking in the park with my family when I heard the sound of an eagle above me. I looked up to see the most tremendous bird I have ever seen. Its wings spread out, almost as far enough to hide the sun. Other birds fled, at the eagle’s magnificence. I watched the bird, as it flew over to a tree. In one of the branches, I could just make out a large nest, with three baby eagles, chirping for their mothers comfort. “Mum,” I said, tugging at her sleeve. “Look over there, in that branch.” She stood there with me, as we watched the bird feed and comfort her three young ones. “Isn’t that amazing?” Mum said, eyes attached to the beauty of those eagles. “It sure is,” I said. As we watched the birds, we knew that this was something truly magical. We watched the birds every movements, and before we knew it, the mother eagle had left her three little babies, hopeless and weak. As the mother flew away, we watched one of the baby birds try and fly off after her mother. Shock ran over me, as I could tell that this little bird is still yet to be taught how to fly. “No!” I screamed, as the bird fell from the nest, furiously flapping its wings. I ran to try and save the bird, being careful not to trip over my feet. Without looking where I was going, I found myself falling, face-first into the hard, rocky ground below. I looked up, searching for the baby bird, only to see it flying side-by-side with its mother. I smiled, as my mother called my name to leave. Now that is something you don’t see every day.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

EduBlogs Challenge #3 - The area in which I live in

In this Challenge, I was asked to describe the area where I live. Because next week, the Challenge will be about commenting, and everyone participating in the challenge is more likely to get a lot of visitors from overseas visiting their blog.

My home - Australia - Melbourne

Imagine a place full of lushes green growth. Of natural scenery everywhere you look. Of birds, and insects, and kangaroos. This is what I wake up to everyday. I see mountains, and a clear blue sky every time I look out my window. (Well, most of the time.) When I go out, it is always peaceful, and everyone is always so friendly.
Home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (better known as the MCG), Sydney Oprah house, Sydney Harbour BridgeUluru (Ayes Rock), and many more.
We have brought you Kylie Minogue, Ricky Lee Coulter, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sabastion, Steve Irwin, Jessica Watson,  just to name a few. You can tell, that Australia is a famous and well known place all by itself.

Check out one of my earlier post about Australia, 101 things that may indicate you are an Aussie. You may find it very interesting.

Australia, Melbourne, a wonderful place to live. And that is why I am proud to call my home.