Imagine A World Above
Imagine a world where the stars are floating windows and the sky is never blue. It was never like this…I always feel like I haven’t slept, I’m always tired and I never know why. My bedroom is cold from the window being open, but I don’t think that's why I never get sleep. It’s like I feel…corrupted. My body feels like it’s not functioning properly.
Every night I go to bed and I hear people chatting in the sky. I wake up to talking outside of my window. I get out of my bed and sit on the window frame, questioningly I look up to the sky. There are bright windows filling up the sky. Suddenly I see a girl my age, she looks at me. “Hi!” says the girl quietly. “Hi?” I reply confused. She holds out her hand appearing to be upside down, I reach for it. I jump, excited for this adventure.
I start to fall but I’m falling up to the sky! She catches my hand and pulls me in. “Are we upside down or was I upside down?” I ask the girl. “No one knows,” she replies quietly. “C’mon, let's go!” she shouts, she runs down the hall of her home with me and we race to her kitchen. “Wow! It’s so big!” I exclaim. “Shhhh!! My parents are sleeping so be quiet please.” We tiptoe to the lounge room and turn on the TV. The news people are talking about the two worlds that have been discovered by a scientist. “Oh no,” the girl says worried, “This is bad…”
“They are coming for us…” says the girl, “we have to hide!” “Why?” I ask shocked. “Because they think we are magical.” We find supplies in a rush and put them in a backpack. We put on a disguise and clabber through the window. “Where are we going to go?” I ask confused. “We must run away from home.” We jump from the window, not knowing which way to go. It feels like the world stops when we are in the air. We start to fall upside down in the sky slowly, the girl holds my hand tightly. We jump to the other building, time goes fast again like the world stopped for us. We run towards the unknown…
We find a new place, a beautiful enclosed ecosystem far away from the city. The scientists won’t find us here. This is a place where both worlds can live together in harmony. “This place is…AMAZING!” I shout. We walk to a train station with our bag of supplies, then the train rushes to the station. We hop on the train excited and anxious for our great adventure to begin.
The new world above.
Storyteller: Sarah W