AAWC Challenge #4





Abby Franklin

Catharine Runion

Crystal (ME)


Story: 1

Prompts: 3

Pictures/Artwork: 0

I used my team name: 1

Total points: 5

  1. “And they rode away in the sunset.”

“What’s a sunset?”

“I don’t know. But my Grandad saw one once.”



3. “Sorry. You’re the first person I’ve spoken to in ten years.”

On the legendary planet of Lur, no one ever stepped outside.

A young man named Zah glanced outside his window, yearning for the rain to stop. He knew he was a fool to even hope for that, but he couldn’t help it. Zah was all alone in his house and he desperately wanted someone to talk to. He hadn’t talked to anyone for so long, the last time being ten years ago after he was left here. Zah was bored in his home. He had already read all of the boring school books in the house and did everything he could think of.  Zah had always wanted to see what was out there, but he was scared of what might happen to him. So, in other words, a coward.

Zah grabbed a portion to eat and slipped it into a microwave. Then he walked back to the window, having nothing else to do. Glancing out the window, his face paled. Although the rain made it harder to see, Zah knew someone was out there. He gulped, and knew he should make sure that whoever was out there was okay. Okay, maybe he hoped to be like those heroic figures in the stories he read.

Although no one ever went outside, Zah grabbed the one umbrella that was for emergencies. He slowly unlocked his door and instantly felt humid.

The figure he was looking for noticed him and ran around a corner. Zah was terrified to be in the rain, but he chased after the figure. When he followed the person to an alleyway, he lost track of where they were. Zah suddenly was knocked to the ground and a little girl stood above him, glaring.

“Who are you?”

Zah just stared at her, finding it odd that he was actually seeing another person in front of him and unable to answer. She was a brunette, with her chocolate brown eyes narrowed, and was very determined by the look on her face.

“Lur to weirdo.” She suddenly said.

Zah shook his head, snapping out of his wonder and his thoughts. “Sorry. You’re the first person I’ve spoken to in ten years.”

She looked at him like he was crazy, then slowly nodded and held a hand out. “I’m Kae.”

He shook it. “I’m Zah.”

Kae looked at him funny. “That’s a weird name.”

“Anyways, Kae, what are you doing out here?”

She looked sheepish and looked away. “My Grandad used to tell me this story.”

Zah motioned for Kae follow him to a sheltered area, and then to continue.

“It never used to rain as much as this, according to my Grandad.”

Now it was Zah’s turn to look at her like she was crazy. “That’s downright ridiculous!”

“I know, but it’s true. There were more breaks in the weather than there are now,” Kae replied,”Anyways, my Grandad and my Grandmother met at a farm in a summer, with all those creatures like t’gers and ducas. I’ve never seen them myself, but they sound fun.”

“Wish I had someone to tell me stories,” Zah sighed,”But I’ve always been alone.”

Kae looked at Zah sympathetically. “You’ll find someone to talk to one day. You found me, remember?”

Zah smiled. “You gonna tell me the rest of your story?”

“On their first date, Harvest season, they actually sneaked out of their homes in the afternoon to go on a hayride that would happen a little bit later when it was predicted it would not rain,” Kae continued,”My Grandparents had a great time, but it ended up sprinkling a little bit. You wanna know the weirdest part?”

“What was it?”

“And they rode away in the sunset.”

“What’s a sunset?”

“I don’t know. But my Grandad saw one once.”

“Impossible,” Zah exclaimed,”Just wow.”

Kae was silent for a moment, then looked at the sky and pointed. “Not impossible.”

The clouds started to fade, a orange sunset peering through for a moment. After a few seconds, the clouds turned stormy again.

Zah and Kae stared at each other with amazement, and how they witnessed this rare moment.

“Well,” Zah said grinning, “now we can confuse our grandchildren when we talk about sunsets.”

So I pretty much made up my own planet, creatures, and names for this story. It was really fun, actually! Not my finest work, but whatever. 😀

~ Chloe


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