School: Colaiste Cois Life

A Gun on the 25A

Colaiste Cois Life

Don't come any closer. I have a gun!” I shouted. My lips were quivering. “I – I – I won't h-hurt you. Just give me the gun” he stammered (with a British accent). He was clearly scared. “No way. Why would I give some troll a gun that he could kill me with?” I shouted even louder.

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The Only Way of Leaving

Colaiste Cois Life

I wake up to the smell of rot. I open my eyes. I forget where I am for a moment until I see Oisín with his head down, sobbing. “Oisín, what happened?” I croak. “Oh Fia,” Oisín jumps up and lays down next to me. “It was awful, they took dad and set the place on fire. Then they threw you and me into a crate and brought us here, the Round Tower.”

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Now is the Time.

Colaiste Cois Life

I go outside and look around. Burnt wood and broken buildings cover the roads. There is nothing left standing. Then I hear what I think is a branch snapping. “Who's there?” I say, with no response. “Who's there!” I shout. Suddenly a face pops out from behind the only building left standing, apart from my house.

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Home

Colaiste Cois Life

Just then, I hear the heavy wood door of the dungeons entrance creak open. I stand and rush over to peer out through the bars of my cell. Being pushed up through the narrow corridor, to my utter disbelief, is an elf!

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A Realisation

Colaiste Cois Life

I lie in bed waiting for the time to come. I packed my bag the night before and prayed for the kingdoms safety. I kissed my sick father goodbye and set out for the Dublin mountains, leaving Clondalkin in jeopardy.

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LUNCH!

Colaiste Cois Life

To get out this morning, I need to climb up the ladder on the outside of the Round Tower and I hate heights, so I don't see this working. I went to breakfast as usual and I left, looking all around for the message in this place to get underground, but there was no hope. I had to find a new route to get home. 

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