by colton c., Age 14
, Grade 8, Model Labratory School, Richmond, KENTUCKY USA
The Story Begins
By: Colton Collier
As we were driving across the mountain going to my grandma’s house this truck came flying by us. My father almost drove off the 200 foot drop off embankment to our right. We thought the truck was just another person thinking they need to get somewhere fast.
We continued to chug up the mountain, taking our time, enjoying the scenery like always when we soon found out why that truck was driving so fast. It was coming around the turn behind us. My father stepped on the gas and the car started to take off but then it just lurched to a stop.
Hi, my name is Kenny. I live in Harlan Kentucky and I live with my father. My mom left my dad when I was seven. Every year on my birthday, today I’m twelve, my dad and I drive across the mountain to my grandma’s house. We see her quite a bit but on my birthday the visits are a whole lot better. She is fixing me a special birthday breakfast. On the ride over my dad and I were talking when this truck came flying by us. My father almost drove off the 200 foot drop off embankment to our right. We thought the truck was just another person thinking they need to get somewhere fast. We continued to chug up the mountain, taking our time, enjoying the scenery like always, when we soon found out why that truck was driving so fast. It was coming around the turn behind us. My father stepped on the gas and the car started to take off but then it just lurched to a stop. Our poor little hatchback had been pulling itself up the mountain all day and the engine couldn’t take the extra load. The car had overheated and quit. My dad turned the key but the poor little car wouldn’t start. WER’E DOOMED!
“We just had to bring the crappy car didn’t we?” I asked. “It needed to be run, so I figured why not bring it” dad replied. We jumped out of the car and started off the embankment to our right. We were trying to be careful by walking sideways down the incline to be careful because we knew that if we slipped and started rolling that we would defiantly be in trouble.
We looked over our shoulders to see if it was following us. It, or he, or whatever it was made its way over the embankment as we were about halfway down. Dad and I tried to go faster but this just made me trip and fall. The back of my head struck something, hard. I remember the creature coming toward us and then I didn’t see anything.
I woke up in a hospital bed. I looked over and saw my grandma with her hands on the side of her head. “What happened?” I asked. “You and your dad were in a car accident” she said as she brought me a glass of water. “The doctor said to give you water as soon as you woke up”. I went back to sleep and when I woke up I was being shaken by grandma. “The doctor said you could go home” grandma said with a smile on her face. For some reason I thought the smile looked like it was forced. I rose up and swung my feet around to the side of the bed and tried to stand up. I felt a little dizzy at first but I made it to the car. “You’re going to stay at my house for a little bit sweetie” said grandma.
I then realized that dad wasn’t in the car with us. “Where’s dad?” I asked. She quickly pulled the car to the side of the road. I knew this wasn’t good. “Your dad didn’t make it through the car crash” grandma said in a loving voice. “It wasn’t a car crash” I yelled. Her face looked very confused. I grabbed the door handle and jumped out of the car. Thank goodness it was stopped and not moving. I took off running, which really wasn’t a run because I could barely walk, and didn’t plan to look back.
“So this is our next investigation?” Detective Barry asked his partner detective Ned. “It’s what the boss gave us”. “I don’t know about this one something about it sends chills up my back” said Barry.
To Be Continued