I was bored, that was the way to describe how I felt bored.
I was sitting on an old bucket in our village junk yard while my mum, brother and sister put our old kitchen cupboards in the centre of the yard. On top of a heap was an old computer that had rusted solid. And then the computer screen lit up!
Normally I would have thought it was a trick of the light. But when the computer screen lit up something strange happened. Something was trying to push itself out of the screen. I wanted to scream but I couldn’t. I could only watch as this creature emerged. The thing that came out was so horrible that I covered my face with my hands. A dead man heavily wrapped in bandages and trailing body parts came out of the screen and disappeared. Then green blobs erupted out of the computer and shot away like bullets through the yard.
I tore home and found a horrible scene awaiting me. The green blobs had grown enormous and were attacking people left, right and centre. The people that had been attacked were shrieking and howling with pain. Some had horrible red spots all over them others had some sort of smelly liquid coming out of their mouths!
Back at home my mum, brother and sister were like this too; my mum had spots, my brother was bringing up liquid and my sister was coughing up something black. All my
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Friends had deserted me because, like everyone else they thought it was me who was causing the destruction. For some reason the green blobs which I had named germs avoided me. I needed to find that man and put him back in the computer, and then maybe all this would stop. I went outside and saw that the germs had been joined, by other creatures I had never seen.
The sky had gone dark. Beetles were everywhere and..... they were eating into everyone’s brains, and a lot of people were dead. Spirits were floating through the air. Some of them had been sucked into other people’s mouths as they tried to breathe. The affect was horrible, those people were getting shorter, their hair growing and whitening and then all that was left was a heap of strange long white things which I found out later to be called bones. I decided to call it old age!
Suddenly I thought of the grave yard. We had built a small place for the people who were dying. It was a small patch of grass, with grey stones with people’s names on, and we had called it a grave yard. I rushed towards it and.....
I was right; there was the horrible creature, bandages and all suspended in the air and tightening his bandages so hard that pus squeezed through the gaps of the material. And there was the computer! I don’t know how he did it but somehow he had managed to bring the computer from the junk yard to the grave yard. Shaking with revulsion I
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slowly crept up on him, and launched him head first into the computer. For a moment there was silence, and then whooooshhhh. The beetles came shooting through the air and plummeted into the depths of the computer. The darkness vanished, the germs shrank, the spirits disappeared and gradually everybody grew better.
The darkness still returns every 24 hours but then we’re asleep, well we should be. And now and again someone gets ill. And we get older each day and quite a lot of people die of old age. But mostly we’re completely healthy.