Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Nine Crystals - Chapter 1

Hi everyone! I am working on a book called The Nine Crystals for my summer writing project. It's very slow but here is the First Chapter. I hope you enjoy my story.

Chapter1: Lost Teeth
Copyright Emma T.

The loud buzz of her sister’s hair drier woke Lizzy up. She groaned loudly and reached for the covers to pull them over her head. The blanket was stuck, it slipped out of her hand and her fist connected with her mouth. She tasted blood. Her tongue found the one loose tooth and gave it a little wiggle. The tooth fell out.

Lizzy jumped off the bed holding her bloody prize, grinning from ear to ear. She slid in the bathroom behind her older sister and checked out her toothless smile in the mirror.
“Ewww, Elizabeth!” her sister, Lucille screeched and finally turned off the noisy torture device she was using to style her hair. Lizzy made a mental note to wish for her own room in her note to the tooth fairy tonight and pocketed the precious baby tooth.

It was Monday. Monday was her favorite day of the week because on Mondays, Lizzy went to her best friends’ house for an all day long play date. The twins, Stella and Piper were nine years old, just like Lizzy, they used to be neighbors and go to the same school. She only saw them during the breaks now and she was looking forwards to their adventures together in the forest behind their huge back yard.
Lizzy skipped down the stairs, humming a happy tune. “Mom, it’s Monday! Can you drive me to Stella and Piper’s house?” chirped Lizzy breaking her tune.
“Get your breakfast and jump in the car, I’ll be there in a sec.”
Lucille sneaked around the corner and stole the sandwich from Lizzy’s plate but even that didn’t break Lizzy’s good mood. She grabbed an apple from the fruit bowl and skipped happily to the car.
Five minutes later, Lizzy arrived to the twins’ house. Piper ran to meet her at the door. In her outstretched hand she was holding a tiny white thing. A tooth! The girls embraced and jumped joyfully in place. Stella came and joined the group hug and happy chatter. “I have a really wiggling tooth too!” said Stella and grinned and pushed the loose tooth impatiently with her tongue to point it out.
“I think you should pull it out!” said Lizzy. “Mine came out this morning too, wouldn’t it be fun if the Tooth Fairy visit all of us in the same night?”
“Pull it out! Pull it out!” chanted Piper.
“OK, I’ll do it!” Stella pressed the girls back with her extended hands to quiet them down. Piper and Lizzy looked at her expectantly. She gently wiggled the tooth with her fingers. A thin streak of blood appeared and ran over her lip.
“No, I’m too scared!” Stella’s voice shook as her determination wavered. Piper reached towards her mouth to help and Stella quickly tried to cover her lips with her hand but she slapped herself in the hurry. “Ouch!” The little nudge turned out to be the final push the tiny baby tooth needed. She spat it on her palm and the three girls pushed their heads together to admire it.
“Race you to your pillow!” the girls ran towards the house and up the stairs to Piper and Stella’s room.


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