|Heatherfield The Beginning
Author: Pancakegirl PM
Anna and Dan Stryker live in Hawaii. Anna loves the island paradise but Dan longs for adventure. The two end up going to the strangest camp ever invented and discover some strange things including people. Super sarcastic! RXR :DRated: Fiction K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,149 - Updated: 06-03-11 - Published: 05-27-11 - id: 2918372
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By: Alyssa Pancake
I am Anna Stryker. I'm fifteen years old, have long black hair that I like to tie up in one long braid, and I'm currently on Summer Break. I feel totally free as I ride my bike down the streets of Honolulu.
"Yes school is finally out! O.U.T. Out!" I squeal with joy.
I turn into a neighborhood known as George Washington Court and skid to a stop in front of my dull white house that was so close to the other dull white houses that they were touching.
"Ah, home sweet home!" I sigh sarcastically as I roll my dark brown eyes.
I take my bike and place it by my equally dull shed that needed to be re painted to get rid of the snot color green. Sadly it has been this way for about two years.
"Oh, so you're home," Mom appears suddenly at the door of the house. I gasp when my heart jumps a couple beats faster. She looks comparably like me. She had long black hair like mine too except she tied it in a bun.
"Don't do that!" I place my hand on my heart dramatically.
"While you're having a heart attack you don't mind starting your chores do you?" She's also as equally sarcastic as I am.
"Yes ma'am," I reply with irritation.
"Good you can start by cleaning the living room and washing the dishes," Did I mention that she is also a demon in every way.
I moan as I head into the house. So much for being free. I thought this was going to be a good day too. Well, so much for that idea….
I'm Dan Stryker. Today is the end of school. Yippee…. I happen to be sitting in the back of a very crowded bus with a bunch of middle schoolers who think it's funny to throw various paper airplanes in every which direction. I thought people stopped doing that in elementary. I just look out the window and sigh.
"Hey Dan," My friend Tom yells over the screams of the other kids. He's a short kid with owl like glasses that practically cover his whole face. I turn my head toward him. "What are you going to do for this Summer Vacation?"
"Nothing, I guess. As far as I know I have nothing planned," I reply with a bored expression upon my face.
"Oh, I'm going swimming at my Aunt's for the whole Summer!" He gloats.
"Great, I hope you like looking like a prune," I say sarcastically and look back out the window.
"You know what I mean," Tom scowls.
The bus finally stops at my street (praise God.) I sling my back pack over my shoulder and practically book it out of there. Before the bus took off Tom thought it safe to stick his head out the window.
"See ya, Dan! I hope you have a great Summer!" He screams. I wave but then I have to fight off an urge to laugh when I see that Tom can't get his head back in. The bus drives away with his head stuck like that. I sure hope he doesn't miss his stop when he can't get out. I shook my head. He'll be fine. I start to trudge up the hill to my house and walk into the house where no one understands me.
"Hi honey," My mom greets. "How was school today? Anything interesting happen?"
I thought about telling her about Tom's head but I'm sure I'll get scolded for it. "Same as usual." I reply instead.
"Okay then you can help your sister with the dishes," She says.
"Yes ma'am," I reply with my robotic answer to all her commands. I throw my back pack on the ground by the door and walk into the kitchen. I see Anna washing dishes but her back is to me.
"Hey Dan," She greets. How does she know I'm there? She didn't even see me.
"Hey," I say and grab a towel to start drying dishes. "Do you think we'll doing anything over Summer Vacation?"
"When are we NOT on vacation," She replies a little too exasperated. "We live in Hawaii!"
"Yeah, but aren't you getting bored of Hawaii?" I ask.
Anna turns off the sink and stares at me in shock. I probably shouldn't have asked that. I don't really know why though.
"Dan, this is Hawaii, we can surf, swim, do anything!" She throws her hands up dramatically as she says this.
"I know, but, don't you want something different to happen for a change?" I ask equally exasperated.
Anna starts to dry off her hands thoughtfully and quietly. I wait for her answer.
"Maybe," She finally says. "But right now I'm happy with what I've got."
With that she marches upstairs to her room. I sigh and head up to my room as well. No one ever listens to me.
Chapter 1 Bad news
I wake up to the brightness of the sun that seemed to have found a way into my room through a crack in my curtains. I stretch and fling away the dark blue curtains and open my window. The morning birds were chirping cheerfully and heat of the sun warmed my cheeks. Hawaii is wonderful. How can anyone be tired of it? Dan is crazy. He must have hit his head or something.
"Anna!" Mom calls from downstairs. "Are you up?"
"Yes ma'am!" I answer with a bit too much cheerfulness.
"Great! Can you and your brother meet me downstairs in the living room?" It was more of a command than a question.
"Yes ma'am," A say and rush over to Dan's room that is only across the hall from me. On his door are many different signs that read "Keep out!" and "No girls allowed!" I ignore these signs as usual and walk into his room to see him sleeping peacefully with one foot sticking out of his covers. I smile at him evilly. He's going to get it this morning. I shake him viciously while screaming his name.
"WHAT!" He screams as he pushes me off of him.
"Mom wants us to meet her downstairs in the living room," I smile with a fake sweetness.
"Fine, get out of my room," he says with a grumpy sleepiness.
I skip out of his room and jump down the stairs. I take my seat on the couch. Dan comes down in a few minutes still groggy and sits next to me while resting his head in his hands. Our parents are sitting in the couch across from us.
"Now, your mother and I have thought about this and we simply couldn't just let you roam around the house all day so…" Dad starts a little nervous. I have no idea what he's talking about at this moment. Mom clears it up for me when she blurts out.
"We're sending you to camp for a month!"
Dan is suddenly awake now and me and him both yell, "What!"
"Why can't we just stay home?" I whine. There was no way I was going to let them ruin my summer plans for me. I was supposed to go surfing with Bethany and Cain. I was even going to take a life guard job down at the public pool. I even bought a super hot bathing suit for it.
"Your father already said you two need to do something besides lay around all day besides… me and your father need some alone time," Mom looks at Dad longingly. Dad returns her look with a smile.
"Well at least now I can say I did something on Summer Vacation," Dan shrugs with a small smile. I glare at him and glare at him good. How dare he betray me!
"Now there's the spirit!" Dad encourages. "Just think about it as an adventure."
"What's the camp called?" I sigh with un-admitted defeat.
"Camp Blue Moon," Mom replies.
"Why is it called that?" Dan wonders. One of his eyebrows furrows with curiosity.
"Because the founder of the camp built it on the day of a blue moon," Dad answers.
"I don't care!" I yell. "I don't want to go!"
Mom's face became dangerously dark. "You don't have a choice."
"Yes, now start packing," Dad says trying to save me from Mom's pounce of death. "We'll drive you down there tomorrow."
I moan with frustration and stomp up to my room to scream in my pillow. Dan just shrugs and leaves to go to his room. Dan is a traitor!
Yes! I'm finally going to do something with my life. Day after day I had to put up with being here, now I get to be away from the parents and get to experience life for myself. I don't even care that Anna is going. I feel excited for once in my life and start emptying my drawers to throw them in my suitcase. In the back of my drawer I was surprised to find a year old bag of jolly ranchers. I just shrug and dump them in the suitcase too. You never know when you'll need some candy. I had to make sure I had everything for the trip. Clothes, bathing suit, weapons in case I run into a bear, and some candy. That pretty much sums it all up.
"You know it's your entire fault we're going to this lamo camp," Anna appears out of nowhere pointing an accusing finger at me. She is so much like Mom it's kinda scary.
"How is it my fault?" I ask. I didn't do anything wrong.
"You're the one who was talking about change yesterday," She reminds me. "Mom must have been listening."
"You can't just accuse me for everything," I say. Anna just growls angrily. "Even if it was my fault it doesn't matter. We're still going to camp."
"Ugh you're impossible!" She screams angrily slamming my door.
I sigh, "Girls, always looking for someone to blame. Sheesh!"
A/N: I actually wrote this in eighth grade but it was written in dialogue form. It was originally meant to be a play which is probably why my chapters are kinda short. I changed it so that it would fit an actual story and not a play. I also made a few changes from when I first wrote it but you readers wouldn't know that. Anyway I hope you like it and review so you can tell me what I need to fix so I can make this story as well written as I possibly can make it. :)