by Alissa, 5th grade writer
I paused. Then I reached and grabbed the cold iron black gate. When I opened the gate again, it also creaked. When I slowly walked, in I was careful not to step on anything, especially rats. Then, a rat scurried right under my foot. The crunches of dead leaves under my foot were very annoying. I clutched the flowers in my hand. I walked up to the big rock, but I couldn’t make out anything through the foggy night so I edged closer. A shiny line of silver stood in front of me. I cut it with my finger as if it were a blade. The rock had said:
Here lies Julia Wunsch
A small tear trickled down my face. I stared up at the moon, how big bright and beautiful it was. All of a sudden a deafening howl broke the silence. I froze when I saw about 20 feet away a tail quickly vanished as if into thin air. I wanted to leave as quickly as possible, but then I saw a pair of yellow eyes staring at me.
I dropped the flowers and tried to move, but those eyes seemed to hold me in place. When I finally got the courage, I took a step backwards and then it took a step forward. I hardly dared to breathe. When I took my second step, and it took that step forward, I saw what it was. I couldn’t believe what I saw.
In the moonlight I could make out long gray hair. The beast let a low growl fill the air. I saw his pointy jagged teeth as he bared and snarled. I saw the monster rear back his hind legs, then his front paws. He hung his head low but stiff. A cold chill filled the night, and I shivered and trembled. All of a sudden it charged at me. Closer and closer it came. I tried to move, but I was paralyzed, petrified in fear. When the large mass of body hit me, I fell in the graveyard and everything turned black….
It’s over….or is it?