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Intermediate. Years 7/8/9

Hannah Finney

By Lauren Mould, year 9, St Sampson’s School

Meet Hannah, a 15-year-old ordinary girl who is getting good grades at school all year round.
What Hannah does not know is that she is in for the shock of her life. Hannah lives with her mother and father in a small cottage with not much money. Even though the weakening family is suffering, Hannah still has a happy life.
Hannah's daily life consists of the same thing each day, waking up, going to school, homework and then bed.
This is where her heart-wrenching story begins...
Hannah had just got home from the hardest day at school. She was just absolutely tired of everything, the bullying, the GCSE exams and teachers.
She got up to her room and slammed the door as hard as she could on her mother, who thought she was doing homework. She threw herself onto her tiny bed in her tiny room. She cried and cried and cried, until she could physically not cry anymore! With tears pouring down her drenched face she began to notice that her legs were turning a funny colour. She waited and watched, puzzled and confused. Was she turning into some sort of monster?
She felt like crying out "MOTHER, COME QUICK!" She suddenly thought for a second about whether her mother would believe her as she hardly ever did.
Hannah waited for a bit longer, horrified, thinking of the worst that could possibly happen to her.
Something suddenly changed! Her legs were getting so dramatically long and started to go blue and looked almost like a fish tail. She tried to get up but then she suddenly thought, "I'm turning into some sort of fish creature." The thought of horror struck her that she would have live away from everyone. In the ocean. That was Hannah Finney's story!

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