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Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

The boy in a wheelchair

By Rory Yeoman, year 7, Elizabeth College

Poor Jake, life wasn’t at all going his way. Jake was a 14 year old boy and he’s had a disappointing life up to now. Every day is a struggle, he rolls around in a wheelchair. At home it’s just him and his dad. When Jake was two years old his mum died. He only knows he has a mother because of the photo memories around the houses.
Jake went into the village, desperate to find something to do. The village wasn’t really much of a village. No-one was around. It was nothing like it used to be where you would see lots of people singing and dancing around a fire. Suddenly an old man came running up to him. He was shouting at Jake, “Go, go into the woods, deep into the woods where no one would go!” Jake did what the man said intrigued by what he might find.
Jake went into the woods scared but also feeling brave on the inside. He wasn’t sure what he was doing or why but he was sure something good was going to come out of it. BANG! A noise from about 200 metres away. Through the trees he could see a glowing portal. This is what Jake was looking for. He used all the strength left in his arms to push himself towards the portal. He knew that he would have to stand up to be able to reach the portal. Straining every muscle, he rose unsteadily to his feet. He knew that his mother would be immensely proud of what he had done. He leapt for the portal entrance.
What he saw inside the portal is something he could never forget, and would change his life forever…

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