This is it! It’s the end of the holidays – I go back to school tomorrow – and it’s the end of Drag and Drop Stories! I love doing this, hopefully I can do future series in, well, the future!
Today’s prompt was suggested by my good friend 3liittlebirds, and she said, “Sam is at school when suddenly a really bad meteor shower happens! All the buildings are being crushed and people are dying and its all really dramatic!!”
We always sit outside at school. According to the entire school, you can’t sit inside, even in the winter. Apparently it shows weakness and ruins your street cred. Thankfully, we succumbed to peer pressure, because if we had been sat inside, well, I don’t want to think about what would have happened.
It started when we thought it was hailing. We can normally handle small showers and just stand stubbornly in the rain, but hail was another story. We all gravitated towards the largest tree in the centre of our school’s courtyard to avoid us or our food being hailed on.
I watched as Ben temporarily left the shelter of the tree and held out his hand. “Guys,” he said, holding out his hand, “This isn’t hail.”
“Yeah,” Jake snorted from the other side of the tree, “What is it then?”
“Liar,” Jake muttered.
Ben threw a handful of rocks at him.
“Hey!” he yelled, brushing little rocks out of his hair. He realised me and Emily were laughing at him, and threw rocks at us too.
“So why is it raining rocks?” Jake said, picking the last rocks out of his shirt and throwing them away.
“No clue,” Emily rolled her eyes, picking up her bag. “But I have to go see Miss Watson before she murders me.”
“Seriously?” said Ben, laughing, “It’s the first day of school, even you can’t be in trouble already.”
Emily stuck her tongue out at him and walked off in the rock rain.
I began to realise that the rocks falling from the sky were getting less frequent, but a lot bigger. “Maybe we should get our bags,” I said, pointing to where we left them, on a nearby picnic bench.
“Yeah,” said Jake, “Be my guest.”
I rolled my eyes and began to walk towards the table, when suddenly I hear Ben shouting from behind me.
“Sam! Get out of the way!”
I turned around to see a rock the size of an Alsatian speeding towards me as if in slow motion. I didn’t seem to be able to move, when suddenly it impacted, throwing up the earth around it, and I was frozen about a millimetre away from the edge of the boulder.
“Sam!” I saw Ben and Jake trying to get towards me, but then I heard another boulder smash into the building behind me, causing a landslide of debris to fall. Somehow I snapped out of my daze and realised that I was going to have to move to avoid being crushed.
Ben reached out his hand and pulled me over the top of the rock. “Maybe our bags can wait,” he said, trying to crack a smile but you can see he’s visibly shaken.
Jake still seemed frantic. “Where’s Emily?”
I looked over in the direction of the English block. “Oh my god,” I said, and began to run.
This is the end! I’m actually quite sad.
Fun fact: I actually had a dream about this prompt, and I wrote exactly what happened in the dream, although if I had written the whole dream it would have taken about two thousand words!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my week of writing!