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The Transformation.

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Introduction

The Transformation It was a cold day that Friday morning in Harringtown. The icy cold air was biting the ears of those who braved the unforgiving weather. It was one of those days when nothing seemed to be going right. Firstly, at 7.30 I fell out of bed like a baby the first time it sleeps in its new bed. Then at 8 o'clock I spilt my cornflakes all over my uniform, at 8.30 I realised I needed my P.E. kit for football practice. I felt so clumsy and useless, by 9 o'clock it went too far, this was no joke. I have no idea how this could have happened - this was a real mystery. Maybe it was when we all went to the park, me, John and Mike and did something that was slightly out of the ordinary. Maybe it was my father and his strange experiments he's performing at his work. It could be anything. It was like a movie. "No way", I thought to myself, "this can't be true". I pinched myself once, I pinched myself twice. No, this wasn't a dream, this had really happened...... Everything happened so suddenly, one minute I was an average teenager at an average school with an average life. Then the next minute I was...Well, I wasn't. My father who worked for the ministry of defence had been testing on all sorts of insects and animals to see the effect these chemical weapons had on them. ...read more.

Middle

happened to walk by my options were clear either stay on my toes, well ends of my legs, and try to avoid those clumsy feet that trample on poor insects just minding there own business, or I could take my chances curl up, as best as I can, under a leaf and hope for the best. These walks for humans are straight forward and undemanding but for the small, defenceless creatures that are shield bugs, these walks can be gauntlets. As a small defenceless creature myself I was beginning to realise life is not so easy. My first day as a bug seemed to fly by, not because I was enjoying myself though. The whole day I was on the move, dodging, dashing and burying myself in the leaves, cracks and under the ground it was a tiring day but I managed to get through it in the end, just. To be honest I have preferred it to school anyway. It was getting late and the sun was beginning to set. The sunset with the all the reds, oranges and even purples was striking, it was sensational it really was, even more spectacular than when your 5ft 10 and have everything in the world. When you're an inch long you really learn to appreciate the small things in life, even after 1 day I had learned so much. I found a comfortable bed for the night under a pile of leaves and dirt, I never could have imagined the true potential of rubble, dirt and leaves, very snug indeed. ...read more.

Conclusion

The trainer was like a meteorite from outer space plummeting to the earth's surface at tremendous velocity and I was underneath it. I had less than a split second to react, I moved a few millimetres to the right, held my breath, and I was safe... "PHEW!" That was close and there were many experiences like it. I finally found a crack in the pavement to rest until my next encounter with the swarming, congested streets of Harringtown. I thought I was safe, but I was wrong. A group of young school kids came and started poking and scraping at the crack I was relaxing in. This was all I needed after a close encounter with death. The kids were really starting to torment me and I was left with no choice but to make a dash for it. I knew my chances were slim but I was sure if I stayed they wouldn't leave me alone and probably torture me. As I was running as fast as my little legs would carry me one of the boys brought the stick beneath me and flicked me over. I was lying on my back, my legs squirming, I was helpless. I looked up to catch a glimpse of who it was that was to end my life. No, it can't be, I glanced away then looked back again. It was, the child was me. Maybe I didn't turn into a bug, I must have switched bodies with a bug but...SQUISH Matt Bell 10R ...read more.

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