Back In Time
Chloe Hildebrandt, Grade 5, Ross Park Primary School
Bang! I rushed outside to see what happened. There was a gigantic black hole!!! I walked a little closer but before I could move an inch I was being sucked into the time divide but I managed to grab something. I'm not sure what it is but it kind of hurt my hand and then I realised what it was. It was a cactus! AAAAH H H H H H H H H H H H H ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I spent the next half-an-hour pulling all the spines out of my hand. I wasted so much time it was almost dark. I started to walk but I wasn't sure which way to go, then I saw a few little houses in the distance. I realised it was the Telegraph Station but it was 112 years old (well it was brand new at the time) and then I realised I had gone back in time.
I sprinted to the station but before I could go anywhere I had to blend in. I dropped to the ground not knowing what else to do and rolled around in the dirt. I undid my hair and scuffed it around in hope I wouldn't be seen or at least attract too much attention.
There was a small piece of paper flying around so I grabbed it. It was a newspaper and it said there was a time machine in Melbourne. As soon as I heard I knew what I had to do. So I tried to think, plan.
OK. I'll wait till dark then I'll sneak in, then I'll grab some supplies and a horse, then I'll ride it to Melbourne. How hard could it be?
Turns out it's very hard, but I did seem to find a horse with a carriage attached to it but the horse was kind of slow or maybe it was just me?
It was definitely me because within 2 days we were there. It usually takes 3-4 days. We were just in time because when I got there my horse dropped dead!!! So I rushed to the city in sorrow.
When I got to the main part of the city I overheard some people talking about the museum where the time machine was being held. They said it was called the Mega Museum of Central Australia [MMCA].
After I started to look around I saw the museum. It had a big banner that said
'New time machine - second story COME TODAY!'
Yes! I was about to go home! I ran into the big building and rushed up the stairs I jumped into the display stand and was caught by the security guards so I had to do it all again but this time I had to do it a little quieter. Shh!
Ok here I am again second story but there are no security guards in sight. This is it! I'm going home! For real this time! Then I quickly stepped into the display stand and I pressed the big red button and I was on my way home!