Short Stories 4 People all ages- All stories by Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

The Heart That Never Beat

By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

“Come on Joey, let’s go play,” I said.

My friend Joey and I love playing down ball. He was like my brother, he wasn’t, but he always came over. It was like he lived with us. Sometimes, he would even visit me in the night. I don’t know why. He was never tired, always full of energy, sometimes, he would force me into playing with him.

One night, I woke up to the sound of footsteps in my room. I wasn’t scared at all. I knew it was Joey.

“Hi Joey,” I said, tiredly. “Can you please go back to your house and go back to bed?”

He said he wanted to go play. I was getting mad with him.

“Get to bed! I don’t want to see you right now!” I said.

Joey never visited anymore. I regretted what I had said and wanted to say sorry. I was a bit relieved, but inside, I felt guilty. I was happy that mum didn’t think I was crazy because I yelled at Joey. She was always asking where he was and how he’d been. I told her what happened and she understood. It really made her wonder.

 

What would Joey do without someone to play with? He always wants to play. She thought.

 

The years went by. It had now 8 years since Joey had come over. I never thought about him anymore. I was starting to forget I even knew a Joey. Maybe I never did.

The next morning mum asked me to write a sorry card to Joey. She said I should have done it 8 years ago.

“Who’s Joey? I have never known a Joey before,”

 

  Smack! Smack!

By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

“Fight! Fight! Fight!” a crowd of people in the school yard are yelling.

My nose was bloody, and I think my tooth was chipped. Me, Gareth Greenhood, in a fight with, the school bully, Chuck Thingze. He had a bruised, black eye and a cut lip. He went forward to punch me, but I kicked him in the stomach. He fell back, winded. I was poised, like a hungry tiger, ready to pounce, ready for his next move. He stood up, leaning against the wall behind him.

I came closer to him, edging forward. Bam! He punched my now broken nose.

Wow, I was not ready for that. I thought.

I walked towards him. Slowly, slowly, so very slowly. He came forward quickly. I was ready. Smack! Smack! He fell to the ground, unconscious. KNOCK OUT!!!

                       Pick Pocket

By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

I was taking a stroll to go to the café when I saw someone strange. I saw a short man, dressed in a black tuxedo, black shoes and a bowler hat. He had a white moustache. He was walking towards me. “G’day sir,” I said cheerily.

“Good day,” he said, brushing past me.

Strange. Why did he brush past me like that? There was enough space on the footpath for two people to walk on each side. Anyway, I’m at the café now. I walk inside and get a newspaper. I always read the newspaper before I get a coffee. The title says ‘PICK POCKETS STRIKING AGAIN’

They had a picture of what the pick pocket looked like. Wait a second. That’s the guy that brushed past me 10 minutes ago. I reach around in all my coat pockets. My wallet was gone.

 BUUUUUUURP!

By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

“Who here loves pies?” I shouted out to the whole crowd.

“US!!” the crowd screamed.

We were at the annual pie festival. Every year everyone in the whole town makes a pie, and whoever’s pie is best, wins a rosette, and there are also rosettes for second and third place. And guess what? Me, the nerdiest kid in school, gets to be the taster! Oh yeah! Everyone in the school wants to be the taster. I go up to one of the pies, it looks yum. I take a bite.

“Mmm. Delicious,” I say.

Pie, after pie, after pie. I could not find the best one. I had picked second and third place, but I could not pick first. This is the last pie, let’s hope it’s good. I take a bite. Geez, maybe I shouldn’t have tasted all these pies. BUUUUUUUUUUUURP!

“That’s the winner!” I say. I pick up the last pie and stuff it into my mouth.

     Music to my ears

By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

My sister and I are waiting for our mum in the car.

“Shut your dumb music up!!!” I yell. My dumb sister, Leyla, was listening to her stupid music again.

“Shut it!” I yell again.

“Make me,” She says. She turns it louder.

I yank away her headphones.

“Hey!” she yells. “Give them back! They costed $84 dollars!”

I jump out of the car. I get into the front seat and open the glove box. I get the first aid kit and get the little scissors out of it. I snip the cord of the headphones.

“I’m gonna kill you!” she screams. The music is still playing.

“Turn off the music or the phone gets it”, I say.

She smirks. She turns it to full volume. I dive from the front seat onto her. I grab her phone and throw it out the window. Quickly, I jump out of the car and grabbed the phone. I ran to the shed and grabbed dad’s hammer. Geez, it’s heavy. I raise it over my head and slam it onto the screen of the phone. I throw the remains into the bin. I can hear the front door opening. I bolt to the car and put my seatbelt on, just in time.

“Ready kids?” I said.

“Yes mum,” I say grinning.

I look back at Leyla. She looks at me coldly. I slowly mouth the words ‘I warned you’. Ahh. Music to my ears.

 

FIDGET SPINNERS-By Zedekai Di Florio-Pulis

Fidgeting with these toys, fidget spinners, takes no skill, you want to know more about them? Well now is your chance.

 

Fidget spinners are the new craze everywhere, everyone wants one, and they are mostly banned in schools. It has been on the news that these toys have been causing injuries. Kids have either knocked out their teeth, lost their eye or choked on these toys that we all thought looked pretty harmless.

This diagram shows what a regular fidget spinner looks like, and you might see why these toys have been banned in 90% of schools. They can come in different shapes and colours; some can even come rainbow oil-slicked or metal. They can also come with more or less than 3 sides, but, as the fidget spinner gets better looking or gets longer spinning time, they get more expensive. Some fidget spinners can get up to 1 million dollars. But, about 49% think it’s more fun and cheaper to make a DIY fidget spinner, rather than buying one from the shops.

Bearings

Bearings of these toys are what makes the spinner actually spin.

 

 

Different types of bearings.                                     Here, we take a look at what’s INSIDE the bearing.

        

Bearings of these toys can pop out easily and really cause problems. Either bearings or weights, they can still cause severe injuries.

A 10year-old girl was sitting in the back of her mother’s car. When the mother of this girl started to see red liquid coming out of her daughter’s mouth, she started getting very concerned and rushed her straight to hospital. What had happened was, that the daughter’s fidget spinner bearing had popped out, and had become wedged in her throat, and she needed surgery to get it removed.

 

Fidget spinners were actually invented for kids with ADHD and/or autism, but experts have recently found out that fidget spinners do not help with ADHD and/or autism at all.

The inventor is Catherine Hettinger. She is not actually making any money from her invention. She was suffering from an autoimmune disorder called myasthenia gravis. It causes muscle weakness, so she invented it because it was hard for her to play with her young daughter. So with this new invention, they can take turns spinning it, which can help them interact more. But, someone saw the invention of the fidget spinner, and made it their own, then, many companies started making them and they got rich from selling them.

 

These toys may seem tempting to play with, but take precautions. They may seem harmless, but seriously, they can severely injure you.

 

 

Bibliography

Heavy.com/news/2017/05/fidget-spinner-tricks-banned-injuries-adhd/

Google images

 

 

 

Glossary

Banned-Aren’t allowed

ADHD-Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Autism(ASD)-Complex development disorder that affects the brain

Autoimmune-When someone’s immune system attack’s their own body

Disorder-A medical condition that usually affects the body

 

100 wc-…then suddenly it went dark…

I was literally walking at 3:23 in the day, then suddenly it went dark… and all I could see was this monster, slowly, slowly walking towards me. Probably trying to kill me. I was scared. Really, really scared. This place is creepy. I can’t find the way out.

“Help! Help!” I scream.

“Where am I?!” I yell. “Help,” I was really panicking now. The monster was right behind me. I could feel it’s cold breath on the back of my neck.

I was huffing and puffing. My breath was getting scarce. I was really tired. The monster it’s-

All a dream.

100 WC-picture prompt (99)

“The Sibartinan Sasquatch is the biggest living myth alive,” said Ms. Green.

“Wow. Those footprints are huge!” I said.

“The biggest in the world,” Ms. Green said.

“Wow. I’d like to meet big foot one day,” I said.

“He is quite dangerous,” said Ms. Green. “No one hunts them because they are scared. They eat humans alive,”

We get on the bus and go home from the excursion. I was really excited to tell my parents all that I know.

While we were driving there, we saw more footprints. And alot of fur and a-

“Sasquatch!!!” Everyone screamed.

“Awesome!!!!”

 

 

The lady in blue

5 BIG QUESTIONS-The lady in blue

Question 1: What makes this book/story good?

I think the twist at the end makes the story really intriguing and good to read.

And I also think that the show not tell makes the story really good.

Question 2: What would make this book/story better?

I think it would be better if the girl told her that she was her mum.

I think it’s a really good story, the link is here for more details.

I can use the 5 BIG QUESTIONS with ‘The Lady in Blue’

Cool robber bit that was meant to be included in my writing competition story, but I wanted everyone to see it

At 3:09am I heard squeaking near my bedroom window. I was scared. I quickly woke up, pulling all my blankets up to my chin. I saw someone dressed in all black, holding a pole or something in his hand . He got the pole and lanced it into the window. All the glass shattered. He jumped into my room, spinning the pole in his hand. Shoot, it’s a crowbar.

“Hey, kid, show me where the money is and I won’t hurt you, because you can’t beat me. There’s nowhere to run,” said the robber.

“Never say never,” I whisper.

I run towards the robber and uppercut him in the stomach. He falls back. I kick him in the face, hard. My foot really hurts now. I punch him in the face 4 times. He falls to the ground, bruised, lip bleeding. I got his crowbar and put it up his shirt, then I threw him out the window into the garden. He landed in the roses. Ouch. Soon I went back to bed. When I woke up, the robber wasn’t there anymore, probably gone to hospital, I thought.

At 3:09am I heard squeaking near my bedroom window. I was scared. I quickly woke up, pulling all my blankets up to my chin. I saw someone dressed in all black, holding a pole in his hand or something. He got the pole and lanced it into the window. All the glass shattered. He jumps into my room, spinning the pole in his hand. Shoot it’s a crowbar.

“Hey, kid, show me where the money is and I won’t hurt you, because you can’t beat me. There’s nowhere to run,” said the robber.

“Never say never,” I whisper.

I run towards the robber and uppercut him in the stomach. He falls back. I kick him in the face, hard. My foot really hurts now. I punch him in the face 4 times. He falls to the ground, bruised, lip bleeding. I got his crowbar and put it up his shirt, then I threw him out the window into the garden. He landed in the roses. Ouch. Soon I went back to bed. When I woke up, the robber wasn’t there anymore, probably gone to hospital, I thought.

100 wc-…as it came rushing towards us we…

I’m getting a new dog today! I have been wanting one for 3 years. But I’m  getting a pomeranian chihuahua. I’m going to name it Chi Chi. When I came home from school that day I was disappointed. Where’s the dog? I was meant to get it today. I waited for weeks and weeks. The dog just never came. One morning, though, a bright sunny morning, I found something out. My dog was meant to come today. The date was wrong. I was so happy. As it came rushing towards me that day, it was the greatest day of my life.

My forever home-reading homework

Physical-The character is a cat. It didn’t really describe what the character looked like, but they said the cat had big ears. When the boy, Ethan, told him (or her?) that he/she had big ears it got quite offended. Its ears get a bit smaller throughout the story as it gets older. Its ears don’t really affect the character’s experiences at all.

 

Intellectual-The character isn’t very smart because cats aren’t usually that smart. The character knows how to get food, and it knows how to experience the good view of the sea. It doesn’t really do anything because just in the end you find out that it’s a cat. Yes, I do think it’s smart enough to thrive in its world. I don’t think the character actually learns anything.

 

Emotional-It feels a bit rejected at the start of the story, but then finds a family and wants to live with them. It becomes happy throughout the story. The character feels like it has a really good life. At the start it felt a bit sad because it kept getting booted out of its home, but then becomes happy.

 

Social-The character gets along really well with its owners. It chose its owners as friends because it said that they were nice. The character was the cat of the story and was nice to the owners.

 

Philosophical-it believes its life is good. The beliefs based on its owners and its home. It doesn’t really affect the character’s choices. Yes, they do believe what the cat thinks.

100 wc-Picture prompt

I’m going to the aquarium today! I’m so excited to see the seals! I go to their enclosure and see all the super cute seals. That is why I love them, because they’re so cute. Everybody is taking photos of the really, really cute seal at the end of a small iceberg. It had big eyes and everyone really loved it. Everyone started crowding around the enclosure to see that same seal. But then everyone stopped. They all saw a seal that was lying on it’s side laughing it’s head off. It was contagious. So everyone else started laughing too!

100 wc- Cushion, Scarlet, Annoying, Watered, Violin

I lay there, on my scarlet cushion. The soft fabric tickled my face. Nothing could ruin this moment. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz…

“AAAAAAHHH!” yelled my annoying little brother.

“What?” I yell.

“There’s a fire! OK, I’ll tell you what happened. I had watered the plants and I was having a play outside, then, I spotted the violin mum bought you for christmas and wanted to play it. So I got, but I accidently broke the string, so I felt guilty and lit it on fire. But the fire got too big!” he said.

“I am going to-” I started.

“Fire!” Someone screamed.

“MUM!!!”