Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Market...

Near the high mountains in the morning, I see a market close by. Blues tents are set up as many people scramble around the market to find and buy lots of food. Caravans parked up nearly block one side of the market. I can smell the gas, even though the vans were off.

The voices in the market are calm, as many people buy tonnes of many food items. The smell some barbecue food were served to the people behind me. I see people just standing around, looking at the many choices of food. Nearly everyone waited in patience as the food are sold to others. Some got lost, not finding the tent or food they were looking for.

The fresh air coming from the trees also made me calm. Sun rays came down on me, making me thirsty. I smell others with body sweat on their heads and more people getting lost, so they went to the people who sell food for directions. I wanted to rest under a shade, like the trees or the tents. After a day in the markets, it was done, every one packed their tents and stuff. Crowds went away walking, or driving, with the smell of gas coming from the cars, making me cough a bit.

Monday, 17 July 2017

The Scratch

I was walking through a place where it was so scary, I wanted to go back outside again, but sadly, I couldn’t. It was stormy outside today, so this was the only place. I heard scratching but couldn’t see through the darkness. Only the light guided me through the path, so I was lucky. There were spiders on the ceilings and cobwebs on the sides. I smelt the air in the abandoned place, and it was terrible, it smells like someone died in here. I feel the ground really lightly, almost feeling like I might fall. The scratching was moving further away, echoing, but I wasn’t worried. I would find that scratching noise somewhere.

Feeling a bit brave, I moved normally through a small room, but I was staying alert still, looking out for any bad stuff that would happen to me. Closer and closer, I looked up, and then CRACK!! I fell right through the floorboards. I didn’t realise that ditch when one of the lights weakened more. “Help!” I yelled, but no one was there. I was all alone. More and more, the lights go out, I started to worry like never before. I started asking myself, “Would I get out? or would I never get out?” It depended if I would. If only I found the scratching already and got out, missing the ditch, and any other traps in my way. I wanted to focus on just the scratching. More and more, I felt a bit fuzzy.

As my brain was getting more fuzzy, I started to get drowsy, closing my eyes. Then, suddenly, I was not in a ditch anymore, I was at an exit! A door! I opened my eyes. Did my eyes deceive me? No, they didn’t. I let out a sigh in relief. I opened the glass door, and what was making an echoing sound of scratching? It was a small kitten.

The storm stopped and I continued walking. The kitten ran away before I could feel it in my hands. It was only once I was stuck in one place, then suddenly transported into another place with a secret exit. I was not brave, but I was alert. I learnt that I wouldn’t underestimate my decisions on other places I do not know of.

Gracepath Talk - Monday 17th July

A woman is in hospital after being mugged at a local park in Gracepath earlier today.

Police say that she was mugged at around 12:30 pm by who she described as a female teen wearing black clothing and obscuring her face as much as possible, wearing a hoodie and glasses.

She says she was being hassled for money and when she didn’t comply with the teen’s instructions, she was hit over the head. Her black leather handbag was taken from her.

Police are appealing to the public to come with any information regarding the mugging as soon as possible. In another effort to reduce crime rates in Gracepath, the Suburb Council have teamed up with police to track down attackers and assailants faster and quicker to increase the chances of capturing them and putting them to justice.

But they are once again too late.

That’s all for now.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Gracepath Talk - Saturday July 15th

An altercation at a construction site has left two teenagers and a man in Point Verdonda Hospital.

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Deceived Villages

A piece of writing I didn't post back in 2013.

Yeah, I'm sure this was written in 2013. Or somewhere around that, I'm not sure, my memory's fuzzy.

Gracepath Talk - Friday 14th July

Police are looking for a teenager in relation to the Wildegate superette incident that took place three days ago.

They are now reaching to the public to be on the lookout for a female possibly between 15-18, who was last seen wearing a black beanie with a black jumper and black jeans. She may have brown hair, but it’s not possible. She was last seen by police during the chase on foot two days ago, but escaped the chase by hiding in a bush, sources say.

In other news, the Gracepath Suburb Council have begun their plan of reducing robbery and burglary related crimes, beginning with the Coperteen Road dairy installing cells as a barrier between the clerk and the customer, in an attempt to reduce any chance of money or any other items being stolen or taken, and to reduce the chances of the clerk being injured in a robbery/burglary.

That’s all for now.

Behind the Talk... (14th July)

Hi, again. Heh.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Gracepath Talk - Thursday 13th July

Bad weather across the country is adding more worry to local businesses in the light of the recent robbery and assault that took place in the suburb of Wildegate.

It rained and became windy after 1 pm thanks to the wintry storm going across the country, causing traffic havoc for motorists and making an impact on people outdoors. But dairy and shop owners have had to face the cold with otherwise open doors - in order to stay open for customers.

Troy Peters (48), a clerk at a supermarket in Gracepath’s centre, doesn’t mind the cold, saying “I’m used to it, really. I laugh every time I think about how I remain collected through this cold mess.” He did comment, though, that the fear arising from the Wildegate superette incident has added a bit more paranoia to his daily routine as a supermarket clerk.

Locals of Gracepath, when questioned about the matter, agree. “It’s 2015 all over again.” said one local, reminiscing about the Coperteen Road dairy robbery.

The weather report for tomorrow is showing signs of relief, the rain and winds easing.

That’s all for now.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Magic Carpet

Another piece of writing from 2013.

It was a sunset over a dessert, and everything was calm. The moon was as skinny as a stick. There was also a quiet carpet in the sky. It was named Carl. Carl was always happy. He would always fly across the sky as fast as a jet plane at a time of a sunset. The breeze would go through him as he flew across. “Maybe I should fly again.” said Carl the carpet, so he went out into the sky, soaring like a bird for the rest of the night.

Gracepath Talk - Wednesday 13th July

The group responsible for the robbery of a superette in Wildegate and the assault of the superette clerk were caught after a short pursuit on foot by police.

An anonymous tip by a Gracepath local lead police to the group of individuals behind the Coperteen Dairy, and this lead to a chase on foot for several minutes.

It escalated when a police helicopter was called into the chase and flew above, following and monitoring the group. They were eventually caught in and dragged out of a household.

The group will appear in court in a few days’ time.

That’s all for now.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Behind the Talk... (11th July)

I went for a walk down to the dairy today to buy some milk and bread. Dad couldn’t do it because he was busy with the car - we crashed into another car the other day.

As I walked to the dairy, I noticed the change in the weather. Just ten minutes ago it was raining, as it normally does during the wintertime, but as I was sunny! If you took away the sight of the wet ground and the muddy grass, it almost felt like summer! I couldn’t believe it!

And it was getting a bit hot, too, so I hurried to the dairy on Coperteen Road to get the two items. Mum gave me enough money to buy at least two milk bottles and two loaves of bread. The plastic bag’s for free, but a friend of mine told me a week ago that sometimes the clerk changes the price of the plastic bag to around, say, 10 cents. Sure, that’s not that big of a deal, but still, why put a price on something free?

I walked in and the first thing I noticed was the clerk talking with a man quite older about smoking. I clearly saw that the clerk was trying to convince the man to stop. And the man knew that. I walked down the aisle to the bread rack and grabbed two loaves of bread. I went to the refrigerator to grabbed two bottles of milk. Struggling to hold the whole lot, I stumbled to the counter, and stood behind the man, who was still having a conversation with the clerk.
“You see, it’s just...calming, you know…” the man said,
“But, mate,” the clerk said, gesturing to the cupboard that contained the packets, hidden away, “we see you come in every day, and that’s worrying to think about. And you come for cigarettes, too, and you know the harmful effects it has.”
“Yeah...I know.” the man said flatly, looking down. He paused. He then slammed his fist on the counter. “Forget this, then. You’ve lost a regular.” the man walked out of the dairy with a stern look.

Gracepath Talk - Tuesday 11th July

There has been a robbery at a superette in the suburb of Wildegate, a neighbouring suburb of Gracepath.

At around 11:00 am, witnesses recalled seeing a group of what looked like a group of individuals with black clothes on, with their faces obscured by animals masks, run in the Wildegate superette located not far from Esterway College, demanding money and other items from the superette clerk.

The clerk, despite doing what he was told, was struck in the head, and fell unconscious. He is currently in a stable condition at Point Verdonda Hospital.

The group of individuals ran off, taking the money and other items with them.

Wildegate Police wouldn’t comment at this time.

Gracepath locals may have seen this event countless times, the darkest moment being the Coperteen Road Dairy Robbery in 2015, where a group admitted to careless driving which lead to the death of a 29-year-old woman, and breaking and entering the Coperteen Road dairy in the early morning. They pleaded guilty to all charges and were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

That's all for now.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Behind The Talk... (9th July)

The following is a spinoff series relating to Gracepath Talk. It is also fictional.

Gracepath Talk - Sunday 9th July

The following is fictional.

There has been a car crash on Coperteen Road, the main road of Gracepath, this morning.

The crash happened at around 10:15 am, and blocked off the main road through Gracepath for around half an hour. The spectacle drew attention from residents nearby as police blocked off the road to get both vehicles towed off the road.

“Was making some breakfast for myself until I heard this big bang,” a resident commented, “It happened just outside my home. Can’t believe no one’s really hurt.”

“I can’t see how this crash could’ve happened. Completely avoidable.” said a commuter who joined a line of other commuters as they waited for the road to be cleared by police.

The road was eventually cleared and one of the cars was towed off.

Miraculously, no one was seriously injured.

That’s all for now.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

How the Girl Broke the Otter's Curse...

I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but if it hasn't, then here it is, reader, a myth I wrote with two other friends, Chasity and Jennifer, from 2014...