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Death By Sleep (On hold till further notice)

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Chapter 1


I got off the bus and, for the first time they were there. They were just standing there looking at me as I went to the library. When I moved they moved, if I ran they ran. When I got to the library I was nearly in tears. The librarian asked what was wrong but when I told her she went to look but they were not there. When I got home at around midnight from a party they were standing across the street looking at the house. I ran inside and locked all the doors and windows. Then I ran to my room being careful not to wake anyone and looked out the window to see if they were still there but there was no one in the street. As I got ready for bed I told my self I had imagined it. And with that I fell in to a deep sleep. I did not dream that night and I was glad that I did not.


As I got to my new school the next day they were there again. They were just standing there looking at me. I was just sick of it so I walked over to them and said

“Can I help you? Or do you just stare at everyone.”

“No one can help them.” a voice said behind me. When I turned around to see who had spoken I saw her. She had flowing red hair that blazed like a fire and icy blue eyes that looked just like mine. She was dressed in the traditional school uniform of white blouse and grey chequered skirt. Her skin was as white as snow and there was not a blemish in sight.

“Sorry, you are?” I asked annoyed

“I’m Josephine Baker the school Captain.”    

“Nice to meet you. I’m Jasmine Greenwood. I just moved here from England.”

“Well welcome to Australia. As school captain I feel obliged to show you the popular group. You don’t want to make friends with the wrong kind of people.” She said as she turned her nose up at the stalkers.

“It was nice to meet you but I will have to decline that offer as I can tell who to make friends with myself. I hope you understand.” I said and then I walked away but not before I heard her mutter,

“You’ll regret walking away from me.”

 When I got round the corner I ran to the school library hoping to have sometime to myself with a book in my lap. As I got there I was so surprised I nearly fell over. It was so full of books that I could not even see the walls. I walked around admiring all the books.

“You like books don’t you?” said a voice behind me. I was so shocked that I dropped the book I had just picked up. Behind me was a boy no older than 15. He had floppy brown hair that stopped just shy of his shoulders. His eyes were like emeralds shining in the sunlight. He was looking at me strangely and I realised that he was holding the book out at me. Avoiding eye contact I took it and muttered a thank you.

“So your new here aren’t you? Oh my name’s Alex by the way. Alex Jones.”

“Jasmine Greenwood” I said shaking the hand he stuck in my direction. To my astonishment instead of shacking it he brought it to his lips and kissed it softly. I was so shocked it took me a moment to realise he had asked my something.

“I’m sorry, what did you say?” I asked feeling like an idiot. He smiled and repeated

“I asked if you want to look at my favourite part of the library”

“Sure” I exclaimed a little too enthusiastically.

He looked at me for a second and I was scared he had changed his mind. Suddenly he laughed and the sound was like tiny bells jingling. He led me over to a group of books at the far side of the library and picked one up. He handed it to me and I flipped it over and saw the words The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod inscribed on the back. I laughed out loud and thought how ironic it was that we both loved the same series of books. He was looking at me strangely and still laughing I explained why. When I told him he started laughing too. The librarian came over and told us to either quieten down or get out.

“So how come a girl like you likes books” Alex said taking in my long golden hair and icy blue eyes.

“ When I was little I used to think that no one loved me so I turned to books to be my friends and I still read them because it is like you enter a hole new world when you open a book.” I said staring at the floor. Alex was quite for a minuet then exclaimed

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