This is my assignment for this week. In class we read A Wrinkle in Time. We spoke about the themes of Childhood, Fantasy/Reality, and science fiction. Here’s my piece.
Jimmy’s space adventure
The Evil Trog trudged through his swampy domain leaving tracks of slime behind him. The only thing that stood in his way was a 6 year old boy named Jimmy. Jimmy chances were slim, he was wounded and down to one piece of ammo in his blaster. He looked down at his wound, on his side. He knew he needed to finish the job or die trying soon. He could hear Trog laughing in the distance. He knew that he wounded Jimmy with the last shot from his Lazer Crossbow. “Just give it up little man, you had a good run, now it is time to rest. I promise to keep you alive long enough for me to devour your planet, and enslave everyone you love.” It was now or never. Jimmy revealed himself from behind the tree. Trog stood in amazement at the child’s bravery. “What’s the plan little man?” Jimmy held up his blaster and intentionally dropped into the murky water. Trog let out a giant belly laugh. But Trog didn’t know about Jimmy’s secret weapon. Jimmy slowly moved his other hand toward his back pocket.
“Jimmy! Jimmy where are you?” It was a woman’s voice from the distance. Jimmy jerked his head up to see where it was coming from. Now he realized where he actually was. The murky backdrop of the swamp was replace by aisle nine in the price chopper. “Jimmy! Come on, it’s time to go.” It was his mom’s voice that jarred him back to reality and away from his mission. It sounded like she had been searching for awhile and sounded upset. Jimmy turned and ran away from the voice as he looked over his shoulder just to see his mom take the corner into his aisle. He swiftly ducked around sprinted back up the next aisle. He did an 180 degree turn into aisle nine right behind his mom.
“Oh there you are Jimmy, I’ve been looking everywhere. Where have you been?”
“Right here mom, I was following you.” At first she looked upset and then decided not to pick a losing battle. “OK lets go, your father is waiting for us for dinner.”
“OK Momma.” He knew exactly what to say to make his mom happy. He grabbed onto the pant leg of his mom and walked to check out. He would have to save the world another day.