A short story I wrote at the age of ten. Well, I say wrote, but in fact (in eerie foreshadowing of my maturer struggles with finishing projects and love of peripherals) what I actually wrote was…
the contents page
Chapter 1 – The Exam Day
— “— 2 – The Kidnapping
—“— 3 – Weedkillers
—“— 4 – Design & Making
—“— 5 – The Last Stand of Base 2?
the opening page of chapter 1
THE EXAM DAY!
Saturday is the worst day of the week and this one was really bad. It was the day of my entrance exam to King Edwards School. I was eating my breakfast and reading a comic and I needed some more milk. “Pass the milk Dad,” I said with my mouth full. He put his paper down to pass the milk and it was then that I saw the Headlines….
the back-cover blurb, on the back cover of the little notebook I had commandeered…
A boy goes to an exam and is taken 3,000,000yrs into the future. The humans want him to design a weapon to destroy plants which have evolved into Giants.
Can he do it before they make a mazzive raid on the Base?
Will his weedkiller weapons work?
FIND! OUT! BY! READING! THIS! BOOK!!!
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Notice the happy acceptance of evolution! Must have been in my unreflective phase before I went to that seminar by creationists ;-)Notice also the dodgy punctuation inside the speech marks! How I dislike that now.