Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Carnage

The Carnage

In the year 2014, Mr Ross decided to take his 6th period out to a field trip to the woods. He decided this decision because everyone in the class was being very good. Mr Ross didn’t even need his ruler for his 6th period, because everyone in the classroom always was silent when he was talking. He also wanted everyone to play hide and seek in the woods while they were there; Including him, and of course Mrs Bladt. Mrs Bladt started to nag about how there would be mosquitos and such there.
Everyone agreed but they still wanted to go.
“Please pass these permission slips out to the class Courtney.” said Mr Ross.
“Alright” replied Courtney, as she passed the permission slips out to everyone.
The next day, everyone came back with all of their permission slips signed. “Tomorrow we will be arriving to the woods.” Mr Ross said.
“Would we need to bring anything?” Megan asked.
“Not necessarily.” said Mr Ross.
“What if animals are in the woods?” questioned Bella.
“Most likely there is, but they shouldn't bother us.” replied Mr Ross.
Everyone continued to babble on about the field trip, until the class time was over. “See you tomorrow everyone!” Mr Ross said to his class as they left, still continuously talking about the field trip.
“Have a great day.” Everyone said as they responded.
They all went on with their day and almost had completely forgotten about the entire thing. They went to sleep not even thinking about the field trip. As they awoke there parents and relatives and guardians told them goodbye not knowing it was going to be the last time. When everyone got to school they had to be on the school bus right away. Due to the fact that the woods they were going to was very far.
“Hurry up now, we should be back by lunch time.” Mrs Bladt said hastily. Everybody was allowed to sit with who they wanted to sit with. Bella, Megan, Kate, Katie all sat in the front together in pairs. Star, Courtney, Trinity, and Josie sat in the back of the bus area. Last but not least Jordan, Caden, Kris, Spencer, Cj, Drake, Wayne, Korbin, and Adrian all sat in the middle area, with Mrs Bladt.
Hours later, people started to doze off from the very long drive. We finally reach our destination, and we all feel relieved. Although as we leave the bus to get out, not all of us wake up. Star and Josie are left behind in the bus as everyone leaves to go hide in the woods as Mr Ross, and Mrs Bladt counted. “1...2...3…” Said the teachers.
All the guys started to walk off in a group, while they searched for a hiding spot together. Courtney and Trinity stayed together not realizing where Josie, and Starr were. And the other girls hid in a different area. The boys started to pass each other the football to one another, as Caden started to get left behind because he was on his phone. He was so left behind, he looked up for a moment and realized he was now completely alone, and started to get afraid.
He started to call for his friend’s names, and he could here no one answer. He then started to circle himself into an enormous circle cluelessly. Realizing he was noticing the same things he saw before. Then he started to sprint, but then he tumbled on the floor, and a bear trap snapped his head off. His body was still twitching for awhile, but it eventually stopped moving.
Mr Ross, and Mrs Bladt stopped counting when they hit the number 1,000. Giving the students about an hour to hide. Mrs Bladt approached a gloomy dark cave area, while Mr Ross approached into the deeper parts of the woods. Bella and the girls were lost, and they were starting to get scared. Then suddenly someone grabbed Bella and covered her mouth, with the sleeve of his white hoodie, and the knife in his other hand.
Quickly they all started to rush themselves away from the person, screaming. Bella escaped his grip, but then tripped over a large stick, and she attempted to crawl, but it was too late. Whoever the person was, he had dark black hair, and he got Bella. Then the rest of the girls decided to turn around for her, but her body was chopped up into pieces, and it was too late. It also appeared as if someone skinned her alive.
So the girls rushed themselves back to the bus, to tell Mr Ross about what had happened. Coincidentally they ran into Mrs Bladt. Then they told her about what had happened, and then they all panicked to get to the bus. Once they got to the bus Mr Ross was already there, attempting to start the vehicle, while he was saying “I couldn't find anyone, so I gave up.” Megan sat inside of the bus while Mrs Bladt and Mr Ross tried to figure out how to start the vehicle.
Kate and Katie stayed outside talking to each other while everyone else had trouble with the bus. Mr Ross tried one last time to turn the key to the vehicle, and it exploded in pieces killing everyone in the bus. Star, and Josie’s, and everyone else's bodies flew as the car went into flames. The glass on the windows stabbed both Kate, and Katie, and the explosion made a vicious black cloud. And the blast of the detonation was so roaring, the other students that were still in the woods could hear the noise.
Trinity and Courtney looked at each other in confusion, wondering what the sound was.
“Should we head back?” asked Courtney.
“Yeah, it’s getting dark. I thought we were supposed to be back before lunch. The sun is already down.” replied Trinity.
“I’m getting a little worried. We were supposed to be home already, and I'm starving.” said Courtney.
“Same. Lets just head back, they're probably waiting for us.” Trinity said.
The guys were still passing the football at each other having a blast. They all assumed Caden headed back to the bus. They were all now in the deeper parts of the woods, not knowing there was danger near.
“Go long!” shouted Jordan.
“I got it!” Adrian yelled.
He dashed himself further into the darker parts of the woods, determined to catch the ball. Just when he was about to catch the ball, he fell off a cliff leading him to his death. Once he hit the rocks with his body, it made a loud crack from his bones shattering.
The boys rushed to the cliff, looking down at Adrian’s splattered body. They all looked at each other afraid, and shocked, and clueless of what to do. Then they started to blame each other for what happened, and a huge argument was created. Korbin, and Drake tried to call for help on their phones, but they couldn't reach anyone without a signal. Finally after they were done, they came to a solution and decided they wanted to tell Mr Ross the truth. As they were heading back, they saw a cabin that wasn’t there before.
They all became confused.
“We should check it out, maybe someone could help us out.” Spencer said.
They all agreed to the suggestion and started to approach the cabin. Jordan gently knocked on the door three times, and no one answered.
“Should we just go in?” questioned Jordan.
Then suddenly the door creaked open by itself slowly.
They all tip toed themselves into the cabin, studying with their eyes what was around them. Spencer went into the main bedroom, and plopped himself on to the bed and layed down. Korbin, Jordan, and Drake, all went into the lurid basement together. Cj and Kris stayed outside the cabin. Spencer abruptly could hear a slithering hiss under the bed. Then an enormous anaconda stabbed it’s sharp, poisonous teeth into Spencer’s face, before he could even scream for help.
Jordan pulled his cell phone out to see through the dark, but when he flashed the light of the phone, baby anacondas slithered right towards the boys quickly. They screamed, and Korbin dashed himself right away up the stairs, but he fell. Drake was right behind Korbin to, so he fell once Korbin fell. Jordan was already being bitten terribly, all over him. It didn't take the snakes long to finish off Jordan.
Cj and Kris ran away into the woods as soon as they heard there friends scream. They were just about to stop running but then they turned around, and was shocked when they saw a man with blood all over his white hoodie, and a knife in his hand.
“Holy cheesenits!” they both squealed.
Once the snakes were finished with Jordan, they immediately slithered instantly to Korbin and Drake. One of the snakes wrapped around Drake’s neck, and in motion, it strangled him promptly. The rest of the snakes nipped away Korbin’s body, to where there wasn't much left of him. After everyone was dead, the cabin was somewhat silent. All you could hear was the snakes slithering, and hissing.
“It feels like were just on a never ending trail.” Trinity said, as they were walking through the fallen brown leaves.
“I know right. We’ve been out here all day, and we past that same tree like 1,000 times.” replied Courtney.
“I’m ready to go home bro.” Trinity commented.
Then all of a sudden they heard a loud snap noise, as if someone stepped on a tree branch. They turned around, and could see nothing due to the darkness.
“It’s just a squirrel or something.” said Trinity.
Courtney started to get frightened, “What if it’s a wolf, or a mountain lion?”
“Nah, dont worry it’s just a squirrel.” Trinity said to Courtney to comfort her.
They continued to walk, and once again heard the snapping noise, but this time it was much closer, and louder. Courtney bolted while she was screaming, then she smacked right into a tree.
“Courtney I can’t see. Where are you? I can’t find you.” nervously said Trinity
She rubbed her forehead as she groaned, and opened her eyes. Her heart was pounding out of her chest, as soon as she saw someone aside of her with a knife in there hand.
“I can hear you breathing.” whispered the man softly, forever grinning.
He was so brief with her, that she didn't even get a chance to scream.
“Courtney! Where are you?” Trinity shouted.
Then out of the blue, Trinity could feel hands around her head, and swiftly someone broke her neck. The man begun to laugh wickedly once Trinity fell to her knees, and immediately died.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year!
I go Christmas shopping when it is near.
I put up the tree,
and presents underneath.
I hang wreath,
on the front door,
so when I go to the store,
I will see it on the shelfs.
The beautiful decorations are put up on the sparkling tree,
for all the wonderful kids to see.
We fill the house with garland
As we eat marlin
Hang the stockings above the fireplace,
as we stare in the fire,
we pray for world peace.
Santa’s Reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph. They make the little children happy when they hear the footsteps on the roof.
Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of Santa’s sleigh.
Rudolph has a nose that is red and lights up.
Santa Clause is the most wonderful person in the world.
He gives presents to all children in the world.
The elves are the ones that make the presents.
The elves have pointy ears, shoes, and hats.
They sometimes have green or red clothes.
Elves help Santa all year.
New years
As people are watching the ball drop.
People are kissing.
Making resolutions they probably won't keep.
People are in excitement for the new year.
President Day
It is to celebrate Lincoln and Washington.
They were the president’s of the USA
Groundhogs Day
The day is about the groundhog to come out of its hiding place.
Seeing the groundhogs shadow.
Either way it is still six more weeks until Spring.
Valentine's Day
People being in love, giving candy, flowers, and cards.
Some say it is a wasted day to celebrate.
Saint Patricks Day
People wear green if they don't they get pinched.
It is a day that everyone is Irish.
People eat Corned beef and Cabbage.
Green die in their drinks.
Kids are ready for the candy.
The bag will come in handy.
As the easter bunny hides the eggs,
The kids will start to beg,
for the hidden prizes.
As grandma is cooking the easter ham.
Everyone is looking for their baskets.
Mothers Day
As the kids tell their Moms that they love their mothers.
The kids also give their mother cards.
The kids also the dad go take the parents out for food during the day.
They try to make it a special day.
Memorial Day
All of the flowers on the graves.
People have barbeque.
The american flag is up on the pole.
It is the day to remember our veterans.
Fourth of July
The people are leaving their houses.
The kids are playing.
Family’s are watching the parade.
Firetrucks are getting ready.
People on the floats are throwing candy.
The fireworks are light colors.
Peoples eyes are lighting up as the fireworks explode.
Labor Day
The day is about the accomplishments that our country had made.
Kids get the day off of school.
The parents get the day off of work.
People have family barbeques.
It is a sad end to summer.
Kids are trick or treating.
Older kids are scaring the little kids.
People are going to haunted houses.
People are in their costumes.
Some people have funny costumes.
Others are quite scary.
They go back home.
They watch a scary movie.
Kids are getting out of schools.
They are running home and getting ready for the turkey, pumpkin pie.
Everyone eats too much food.

They watch football and take a nap.

The Case of Ebola

The Case of Ebola
Deputy Grover woke up one morning to the sound of his walky-talky going off. He answered it and said,
“What the hell is going on, and why did you wake me up at three o’clock at night!”
“There have been reports of people feeling sick after they seen a shadow run out of the room.” , said the voice from the walky-talky.
“Ok, i’ll be down there in 20 minutes,” replied Grover.
Grover got out of his bed, he looked like he was going to fall asleep. But he had to go and do his job, or else he would get fired. He walked down the stairs, and saw his wife Janet was sitting in her favorite seat watching tv. Grover walked over to Sally and asked,
“What are you doing awake?”
“I couldn’t fall asleep,” Sally replied,
“Well why don’t you go to bed.” She nodded and gave Grover a smile and walked upstairs. Grover slowly got on all of his gear and walked out the door with authority, and went to his car. It was a old police cruiser Grover named Sally, but it was about done with, and needed to be scraped. It took a while to start and Grover started to get frustrated. Then it start, while huffing and puffing smoke everywhere.
“This piece of crap car needs to be dumped,” said Grover angrily.
Then Grover got going to the crime scene, and saw the dead body being hauled off. Grover slowly got out of his car and asked,
“What happened here?”
A deputy came up to Grover and said,
“The victim is female ,and was found dead in her apartment with a vein popped open.” Grover stood there in disbelief, looking at the lifeless body of the victim.
Then, Grover asked, “What else was there found on the victims body?”
The deputy replied,
“We found traces of a virus called Ebola that comes from West Africa.”
“Anything else?”, asked Grover,
“Yeah, There was a syringe over in the dumpster.” , replied the deputy.
Grover went to inspect the body for any further evidence, when Grover found markings of a Ebola virus. Grover stepped back and said,
“This is all I need for now call me if you find anything else.” Then, Grover walked over to his old car, and drove off into the night. Grover thought, how am I going to get a guy that is as sneaky as a rat.
Early the next morning Grover woke up to the sight of his wife sitting there looking at him with a weird look in her eye. Grover sat up and asked,
“What's the matter Sally, were you out too late again?” Sally just sat there and kept on staring at him until, she pulled out a syringe. Grover reached for his gun and said,
“Are you the criminal, that killed the innocent women last night.”
“No, but I found this in the garbage this morning,” replied Sally.
Grover was sitting there in disbelief, then it hit him. What if the man came in here and infected his wife or himself.
“Honey let me check your arm,” said Grover quickly. She held out her arm and to his surprise, there was nothing there. Then, he checked his arm without any hesitation to see. The mark from the killer before and a little hole where the killer injected the Ebola virus.
Grover sat there staring at the mark of the killer, he felt like throwing up. Grover fell and hit his head on the headboard, but he didn’t care about the pain. His wife, Sally, went over and looked at what it was, and then she broke out in tears. Grover sat there waiting until his time was to end when he realized, he should have already died in his sleep. Then he sits up and says,
“Honey get my coat, I have a criminal to go and put behind bars.
Grover suited up and called in to the office saying,
“I would like to start a manhunt for the person that is giving people Ebola.”
“Why, we already caught him,” said the secretary. Grover dropped the phone and turned around to see his wife holding a gun.
“Hey, Sally, you don’t have to do this.” , said Grover,
“Yes I do.” , said Sally.
“But why?” , said Grover with a worrying look in his eye.
“Because, you don’t treat me the same respect as you do with the your stupid-old car.” , said Sally as she started crying.
Grover slowly walked over to her and said,
“You know that isn’t true, and that didn’t mean that you had to go and kill those other people.” Sally handed Grover the gun, and Grover put it on the ground.
“I killed them because they ate all of my Kentucky Fried Chicken.” , said Sally. Grover stood there with disbelief thinking, well you don’t take any persons Kentucky Fried Chicken. Grover looked at her without saying a word they both went to get some KFC.
Once they were there, they looked at their options and thought do I want the Deluxe pack, or the buffalo wings.
“I’ll take a nine piece set of buffalo wings, please.” , said Sally.
“Hmm, I don’t know, how about the Deluxe pack” , said Grover. Then, they both walked over and picked out a seat, and went and got their drink.
They talked until they were called up to get their food, and sat and ate there until they were finish then went home.

The Life of Max

Cj Best
November 13, 2014
English 8-6
December PPOW

The Life of Max

If you're wondering who Max is I’ll tell you. Max was my bird. He was a very funny bird. He enjoyed every second of his life. He was blue, and white. He was about three inches tall. He would like to jump down from the cage, and climb on my shoulder. When ever I watched T.V. he would randomly pop up on my shoulder. Now that you know about him let me share the story of his life.
One day I went to my grandparents house in Hancock. We stayed there for about a week. Then we had to go.
My mom told me, “Cj, James, and Kendal won't be coming home with us this summer.”
I said, “Why, mom?”
She replied, “They need to help Grandpa.”
I said, “Ok.”
We got in the car and left. My mom told me that she needed to go shopping, and at the end she has a surprize for me if I was good. We went to so many stores. We went to Wal-Mart, Target, Scheels, and then we went to Petsmart. I was thinking why are we here? We don’t have a pet.
Then my mom said, “Cj are you ready for your surprise?”
I said, “Yes, but what are we doing here.”
She said, “Sure, we’re here to get you a pet bird.”

I got really excited at that point. I always wanted a bird because my mom always told me stories about her old birds.
When we went inside there was many animals. There were dogs, cats, lizards, mice, rabbits, and birds. I went straight to the birds.
I saw him. He was sitting on the ground right in front of me. He walked right up to the glass. At that point I knew he was the one. I asked the lady for that one.
She said, “Okay.”
We bought him, and left. He was put in a dark box. He was in there for three hours. When we got home my dad let him out. He went to the window. My dad started to chase him. He got him, and put him into the cage.
He was put into our front room. I left him alone for a day. The next day I opened his door. He pooped and put it into his mouth.
My mom said, “No, bad Max put it down.”
Max started to run around the table with his poop in his mouth.
I said, “What's so bad about poop?”
She replied, “It’ll kill him.”
At that point I flipped out. I didn’t want him to die. I caught him, and put him back into his cage. He was not happy. He started to squack.  
I then moved to Hancock. Max enjoyed the ride there for some reason. When we got there he went to the window again. I always would call him a stupid bird when he did that.
My mom would say, “Cj, that’s not nice.”
I would always reply, “The truth hurts.”
Seventh grade came around. It was track season. One meet when I was done my mom told me the worst news you could ever hear.
She said, “Cj, Max died today.”
My heart broke when I heard that. Right when she said that memories of him flooded my mind. He would sit on my shoulder, sock, leg, etc. I remembered his tweet. When I got home I thought I heard him tweeting.
I went to his cage. When nothing was there I sat down and cried. There was still food, and water in there. His toys were also there.
My mom came in and said, “Cj, are you okay?”
I didn’t answer. She ended up leaving. I sat there for three hours just staring at his cage. I started to take his cage apart, I got all the toys off there. Then the ropes. I put them all in my room. I went to bed at six that night. The next day I went to school. I didn’t say one word.
When I got home my mom said, “Cj, drop it”
I said, “Mom, I can’t I loved him.”
My dad came home.
He said, “Wanna know where he got buried?”
I said, “Yes.”
He took me there.
He said, “He’s right there.”
I got down and said, “Max you were my friend, I loved you. Goodbye.”

I got over it eventually. I even got a new bird name Jazz. Jazz is a lot like max. I even call him Max sometimes. He likes to sit on my shoulder, and sock too. When he dies he’ll be my last bird.