Hello and welcome to this weeks version of the Pomme. As, only a few days ago, the scary and festive day we call Halloween happened I have decided to do a Halloween version of the Pomme. Enjoy!
In honor of Halloween I have decided to have a scarystory competion. so i asked all of our loyal readers to submita story and the co-head of LiRaddict and I deemed which one was worthy of the title ‘Winner of the Halloween Pommepetition’. I hope you all agree with my choice. If you would like to read all of the other stories (which I strongly advise you to do) than all you have to d is click Here.
The Slime Spider
It was a dark night and the wind was howling through the trees. Four little girls were huddled together in their mum and dads’ double bed, waiting for their parents to return home. Each time the wind howled Allegra, the smallest of the girls, would start whimpering with fright. The eldest girl Lily would try and comfort her but with little effect. Suddenly there was a loud bang from downstairs. All the girls jumped and screamed. “What was that!” said Allegra who was even more terrified than before. “I don’t know” said Lily who was starting to get quite worried. “Well you will have to go and check it out” said Ruby. “Why me?” said Lily. “Because you’re the oldest and mum left you in charge!” said Ruby. “Grrrr, ok then!” shouted Lily, who really didn’t want to go downstairs but knew Ruby was right. Lily went downstairs, and it seemed that each step she took creaked an eerie creak. ‘Oh god why do I have to be the responsible one’ she thought. Although all the lights were on there seemed to be lots of shadows dancing around the room which were cast by the dancing trees outside. Once again there was a loud bang. ‘It’s coming from the basement’ thought Lily ‘what can it be?’ Lily bravely went to the basement door and turned the handle. She searched for the light switch and flicked it on, but no light shone. ‘Oh no the lights have fused’ thought Lily. Luckily Lily had a little torch in her pocked as she was used to adventure and ready for occasions such as these. She turned on her trusty torch and one step at a time descended into the darkness trying to locate the source of the noise. Suddenly something pushed her, and she started falling down the steps but at the bottom, instead of a hard surface, she landed in a pool of slime, thick green slime which made it hard for her to move. She shouted for help from her sisters in the hope they might hear her. Upstairs Allegra, Ruby and Olivia all heard the loud bang again then silence then shouts from Lily screaming for help. “What are we going to do?” said Allegra. “I don’t like this” said Olivia. Ruby, who was now the oldest in the group, took courage and said “Right we are going to rescue Lily. Let’s grab some torches and our knives and our sticks just in case.” With these they descended the creaky steps and Lily’s screams became louder. “She’s in the basement” said Ruby. “No! I am not going in the basement!” said Allegra. “Ok” said Ruby “you can stay here and keep watch.” Allegra agreed, as she felt much happier to be in the rooms with full lighting then in the dark basement. With that Olivia and Ruby set off towards the basement and used their torches to see where Lily was. But the shouting had stopped, and they could not see Lily anywhere. They slowly descended the steps into darkness and once again something pushed them both and down they fell into the pool of slime. Ruby instantly knew what was going on and remembered the story she had been told about the basement slime monster that lured children in and ate them once they were caught in the slime. ‘Oh no Lily has been eaten’ she though in despair. “Lily!” she shouted, “Lily are you ok?” Underneath her she heard a muffled sound and wriggling. Lily was under her and Olivia as they had landed on top of her when they fell. “I am right here Ruby, could you please get off me!”. Ruby and Olivia tried to move but the Slime was too thick. “We can’t move lily, sorry”. “We need a plan. Remember the story of the slime monster mum and dad told us?” said Ruby “No” said Lily “You know, the one which eats the children caught in its slime, it’s like a giant spider?” “What?” said Lily in alarm. “Do you mean we are going to be eaten by a giant spider!!” “Well we will if we don’t come up with a plan” said Ruby. “Ok, I seem to remember the solution was vinegar and lots of it.” “I love vinegar” said Lily dreamily, momentarily forgetting where she was. “Ok Allegra is our only hope as all the Vinegar is in the kitchen.” All at once the three girls started shouting for Allegra. Allegra, still terrified with her eyes closed wishing that this was all just a really bad dream, heard the cries of her sisters. “What?” she shouted back. “we need you to get some vinegar right now” shouted Ruby “as much as you can carry. It’s a life or death situation, so please hurry.” Allegra was beside herself. What should she do? What if there was a monster in the kitchen? What if she could not reach the vinegar or not find it? She managed to pull herself together and bravely marched into the kitchen and began searching through all the cupboards, desperately looking for some vinegar. She grabbed two bottles and then ran to the basement door. She used her torch to look down the steps and could see a faint image of her sisters all lying at the bottom of the stairs. She threw one of the bottles of vinegar down the stairs and Ruby caught it. She poured the vinegar on the green slime and it started to sizzle and dissolve. But the noise alerted the monster who was making its way towards them. Ruby hurriedly poured on more vinegar and suddenly they were free. They ran and hid in one of the cupboards in the basement, hoping the giant spider had not seen them. The spider moved closer to the stairs and started to ascend towards Allegra, who stood there frozen with fright. The other three girls came out of the cupboard and tried to get the spiders attention, but it was no good as it was slowly moving towards its next meal. “Allegra!” the girls shouted “Use the vinegar, use the vinegar.” But Allegra could not move from fear. Then Allegra heard a voice in her head, it was her mother’s. ‘Allegra you must not be scared, wait until the spider monster is about 1 foot away and then throw the bottle against its hard shell. It will break, and the spider will dissolve.’ Allegra slowly pulled the bottle from her pocket and got ready to throw it at the spider’s shell. The spider was now 2 feet away and Allegra was terrified. She heard the voice again ‘you can do this Allegra you are an amazing strong girl’. Allegra through the bottle and it hit the spider and exploded. Immediately the spider dissolved into black nothingness and disappeared. The other girls cheered, and cheered. Allegra felt very proud of herself and began to relax, until she felt a cold hand on her shoulder. She screamed and turned around to see it was only her mum and dad who had finally returned home. “What are you all going out of bed?” they said. “Oh, nothing” said Lily “just looking for monsters.” She winked at the other girls. “There is no such thing as monsters.” Said dad. And the girls all looked at each other and started to laugh
By Jessica Simpson
As we did not want anyone to feel left out we also awarded the other stories with prizes.
The Most Comedic: Never mind the Bogeyman watch out for the Bogeygirls by Paul Simpson
The Most Eco-Friendly: Once Upon A Time by Tim Casswell
The Most Poetic: The Boy who was Afraid of the Light by Dann Casswell
The Most Ghostly: The Night of Fright by Olivia Simpson
That is all we have for you this week. I really hoped you enjoyed all of the stories. Come back in two weeks time for The Daily Pomme #17. Until then, Goodbye