Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kelsey's Adventure Begins

An Ordinary Day

This story starts as many do, with something ordinary.  No “Once upon a time” or “Happily every after”.  Just a plain, old, boring, nothing special, same as always, ordinary day…that turned into an extraordinary adventure!

Kelsey began her day as she always did on the weekend.  She woke up around 9am with her tummy telling her it was time to feed it.  

She flops her legs out the side of her bed, feeling with her toes for her fuzzy slippers.  Then willing her body up off of the bed she let out a loud yawn, stood up, and walked downstairs to get some breakfast.

Kelsey sat at the table, eating her favorite cereal and wondering what she might do today. 

Should she read one of her favorite books?  Maybe she will play with her dolls.  She could do some chores…ha.  No, Meredith, Chavonne, Callie, and Kyla will be coming over today.  They always get together on Saturday. 

Kelsey finishes her breakfast, brushes her teeth, combs her hair, gets dressed, and then plops down in her beanbag chair with her iPod waiting for the girls to show up.  

Soon there is knock on the door.  It’s Chavonne and Callie.  A few minutes later Meredith is at the door.  Finally Kyla shows up…late as usual.

“Come on,” Kelsey calls to them all.  “Let’s go outside.”

“Let’s play hide and seek,” suggests Callie.

“Don’t we always play hide and seek?” asks Meredith.

“Yeah,” replies Kyla, “But we love hide and seek.”

“Kyla, you’re right,” Meredith says “Come on.  I’ll count first.”  She runs outside with the others following her.  “Alright, don’t go past the edge of the park,” Meredith hollers as everyone starts to run to their hiding spots.

Kelsey starts towards the park.  She always finds a great hiding spot in the park.  As she gets there she 
sees Kyla has already hidden herself there.

“7…8…” Kelsey can hear Meredith getting closer to 10, she better hurry and find a hiding spot.  She runs towards the woods.  If nothing else she will hide behind a tree. 

“9…10…Ready or not here I come” yells Meredith.

Kelsey looks around frantically for a hiding spot.  Where can I hide….where can I hide?  She thinks to herself.  She hears Meredith  holler as she finds Kyla.  

Kelsey sees a dense vine covered area. 

It looks kind of spooky, she thinks.  As she contemplates whether or not to go into the vines, she hears Meredith getting closer.  She ducks into the vines, hoping there are no spiders.  

Kelsey backs deeper into her hiding spot as she sees Meredith approaching her.  

As Kelsey steps backwards one last time a root catches her foot and she stumbles backwards.  “Whaoooo!” She yells as she falls backwards and crashes into something hard behind her.

“Kelsey?” asks Meredith.  “Where are you?”

Kelsey stays quiet.  She feels behind her.  Her hands run across something that feels like a handle and a keyhole.  

She starts to turn around to see what she fell into when Meredith pulls the vines back from Kelsey’s hiding spot.

“I found you!” Meredith cheers.

Kyla peaks around Meredith’s shoulder. “Are you alright?” Kyla asks.

“Yeah.  I just tripped over a root and bumped my head against this…” Kelsey trailed off as she looks at what she has fallen against.

At first glance it looks like the tree has a door handle and key hole sticking out of it.  As Kelsey looks closer she can see the outline of a door.  The entire door is made of bark, the same as the tree’s bark, with jagged edges at the top and bottom, rather than smooth edges like a normal door. 

“What is that?” asks Kyla.  “Is…is that a door?”

“I think so,” says Kelsey.  “Pull the vines back so I can see it better.”

Kyla pulls the vines back revealing the old bark door.  Kelsey feels the handle; a circular ring clamped in the mouth of a lion.  Her fingers run across the keyhole.  Slowly she wraps her fingers around the handle and pulls.

“Don’t do that!” Meredith exclaims. 

“Why.  It’s not like it’s going to go anywhere exciting.” Kelsey says.  “Besides it’s locked.  See.”  She yanks on the handle again to show Meredith.

“Whatever…come on out of there,” encourages Meredith.  “That is definitely spider domain.”

Kelsey crawls out from behind the vines, looking back at the strange door, wondering where it might lead.  It’s probably not even a real door.   I don’t see any hinges, she thinks as Meredith runs off to find one of the other girls.  But what if it is a real door.  What if…

“Come on Kelsey,” Kyla breaks in.  “Let’s go back to the house and wait for the game to be done.”

“Yeah…yeah…sure,” Kelsey says, looking back at the vines and the door that they hide.  Another day.

Check back next week for more of Kelsey's Adventure!

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