Saturday, July 4, 2015

Kelsey's Adventure: Finding the Way

Into the Unknown

Without hesitation Kelsey thrusts the key into the lock and turns it.  There is a click as the lock disengages.  

Taking a deep breath, Kelsey grabs the brass ring and pulls.  

Dust and dirt fall from the door as it swings open.  Cool air hits Kelsey in the face, forcing her to release her breath.  Oh my gosh…oh my gosh…OH MY GOSH!!!!

Squinting to see through the darkness, Kelsey creeps forward into the unknown, wishing that the orange light would appear to guide her or at least light up the darkness.  Wait, she thinks, I have my cell phone with.  She takes her cell phone out of her backpack, turning on the flashlight app, hoping that it will shed enough light on the darkness.   She turns the cell phone away from her face towards the tree’s tunnel.  

Smooth wood with moss spots the round walls of the tunnel.  Kelsey takes a few steps further, nervous about what may be ahead of her.  Her cell phone illuminating the five feet in front of her, but not much more.  How far does this thing go?

Slowly she creeps forward, taking in the tunnel around her.  Her foot snags a root and she stumbles forward.  Before she can completely fall on her face, she catches her balance and is able to right herself.  She looks down at her school shoes and thinks; These are not the best shoes to go exploring in.  Actually this outfit is not very good for exploring.   

Bringing the cell phone up in front of her, Kelsey peers into the darkness in front of her, hoping to see anything other than the walls of the tunnel.   Her phone does not shine far enough ahead though to see anything.  

That seals it.  Kelsey turns around and heads towards the door.

“I’ll come back tomorrow, with better exploring gear, and more time.” She says to herself as she reaches the door.  Kelsey closes the door, making sure that it is locked.  

She lets the vines swing back, concealing the door once more.  As she walks away, she stops mid stride.  What if I can’t find this place again?  I may not have some weird orange light to lead me to this spot.

Quickly thinking, she takes off her pink headband and ties it around the vines.  

Taking her cell phone out she begins to photograph the surrounding area, making sure that she photographed the scenery, so that she would be able to find the tree again tomorrow when she came back to door.  


Click. Click.  


Looks good!  Kelsey checks her phone.  I’ll be able to find this place tomorrow…no problem!  Putting her cell phone into her backpack, she heads back home, dreaming of what might be at the end of the tunnel.  I cannot wait to see what is in there!   I can’t even imagine what the orange light is!  Oh…tomorrow cannot come quick enough!

Will Kelsey find the orange light?  Come back next week to find out!

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