attempt at writing a children's story

 

Cherry

part 1

She hunched down into the car seat so her coat went up on each side like shields. It didn't stop him from kicking her, but he couldn't see she was...
Cherry

part 2

Mary couldn't help laughing too, the first proper laugh since that Tuesday after school when she had not been allowed to go with Mum, then everyone...
Cherry

part 3 (redrafted)

Mary's heart was going "Boom, boom, boom" shaking her ribs. It was the only sound she could hear. Then Jake was there, shouting, "Can I have icecream...
Cherry

part 4

But Mary had no room for words. Her fear was big as a mountain. Tears spilled and a huge sob, like a tidal wave came up from her chest. The seagull...
Cherry

part 5

The car bump ing as Karen drove off the ferry woke Mary from a bad dream - a huge spiderweb dangling with bundles like sad grey fruit, soft and...
Cherry

part 6

Mary went 5 more steps, then turned back. The car lights had gone! She gasped, and Karen’ s voice came at once “Mary! What’s taking you so long? If...
Cherry

part 7

W hen she woke up, Mary did not feel tired anymore. Ever since she had had to stay at Jake’s house, it had taken ages to go to sleep. Night time was...
Cherry

part 8

M ary looked at one shoe. At first, she tried pulling the strap from the middle, like a handle, but it only made it go thin and hurt her fingers...
Cherry

part 9

Wong moved quickly over the fallen leaves, and Mary had to keep doing little runs to keep up. She was doing one of these when Wong stopped! Mary...
Cherry

part 10

Mary jumped back from the hole and climbed over Wong, so he was between her and the slimey streak, then she shook him, "Wake Up! Wake U p!" Wong...