I’m in my suit, packed and ready for my big adventure into the maze. I was chosen for the biggest event of the century. I arrived on the field and on the field was a hedge that had been magically grown as if by a wizard. It was massive, at least 30 feet tall. There were three entries. So there must be three competitors.
Twenty minutes later we were about to begin but we had to wait for the judge. The other competitors names were Ashiley and Danielson. Ashiley was British and Danielson was Australian but his parents were from Ireland.
The judge finally arrives and gets things organized and asks Ashiley, Danielson and me to line up at the entrances and warned them of the danger that lays inside. “On my whistle you will go into the maze and in the middle of the maze lies a case, but you’ll have to find what lies in the case yourselves,” he says, ” So on your marks, get set, GO!” He blow his whistle.
The journey into the maze had started and I started to run. The further I went, the darker it gets. Then In the darkness something was growing, getting bigger and bigger and taking form. Then it struck me, it was a giant spider, but I was ready for this because I had a rope in my bag. So I grabbed my rope out of my bag, and as quickly ran around the spider and tight end the rope to make the spider fall. I ran as fast as possible away from the spider.
About ten minutes later I came to the next challenge. It was a giant hole in the ground. I new I had to climb over on the sides. So I went to the left side and started to climb across. It was getting harder to move and I started slipping. I had lost my footing and fell and the next thing I know I hit solid ground and nearly dislocated my shoulder. It was weird because I was on the hole, but now I’m on it, it looks like it was painted by a really good artist. So it must have been a trick. Then, at that moment I heard a scream! Ashiley must be near the spider.
20 minutes later; I was getting closer, I could feel it. It was 3 square miles big. I turned right and then I saw it, it was the case. I started running towards it but then I heard footsteps growing louder. Then Danielson popped out of nowhere and slammed his fist into my gut and kneed me in the face. He had broken my nose and winded me. While I was gaping for breath I grabbed his leg and tripped him. I got up and touched the case. Next thing I know I am in front of the hedge. I heard an applause. I opened the case found a slip of paper and it was cheque for $10,000 dollars. I was so happy but Danielson slapped me in the face and next thing I know I was woken up from a glorious dream.
I was running through the woods, the witch getting nearer and nearer by the second. With the wind and rain whipping my face, I untied the silver chain from my waist and threw it behind, hoping to bind the witch. Silver is very effective against a witch and can be used to bind one. I looked over my shoulder, and to my dismay, it had fallen well short of it’s mark. I couldn’t go back and get it so I had to use my staff for defence. Just then I was thrown off balance and knocked to the ground. The witch laughed and said”c’mon Ethan, let’s go and have supper with each other.” “Okay, Alice.”I groaned. Another defeat against a girl! I was determined not to let it happen tomorrow night.
I didn’t have much of an appetite so I only ate a little and complimented my master’s pet boggart and sat by the fire. I stared disappointedly into the flickering flames. Alice crept into the room and sat by my side. “Something is bothering you, I can tell.”she said softly. I didn’t want to believe her but something was. My master had been gone for days and I was starting to get quite worried. Then I heard the sound of a bell.”Well, I better go check it out.”I told her calmly.”Be safe.”she called after me.
I walked outside and greeted the man that was ringing the bell. But suddenly, as I was about to shake his hand, talons sprouted out of his fingers and he ran at me. It was now an all out battle between me and whatever it was. I was frantically parrying blow after blow from the talons with my staff but I then got the upper hand and forced it back against a tree. I then did a move that my master taught me recently. I quickly transferred my staff to my right hand and threw it as hard as I could at the thing. The retractable blade went through it’s shoulder and pinned it to the tree. I was about to turn and run when he pulled a knife from it’s sheath and threw it straight at my head. I couldn’t move anywhere because the knife was moving to fast. I thought it was the end. What I did then wasn’t done consciously. I watched the knife spinning towards me and concentrated really hard. Time seemed to slow as I reached upwards and gripped the wooden handle of the knife. I threw it straight back at the thing and it planted itself in the thing’s chest with a sickening thud. There was a small yelp and it died. I turned my back and jogged back to the safety of the house. Wait until my master hears about this!
Thanks to Joseph Delaney for the fantastic idea!