Your class will be writing one or two paragraph(s) as a class group for the story (not one paragraph per student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will add the 3 pictures to the wiki after your class writes your paragraph(s). You can pass the writing on to the next teacher before you post your pictures. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.

Paragraph Start Date
Paragraph Completion Date
Due by
Mrs. Amanda Baier
St. Leo School
Elmwood Park
November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017
Jan 26
Ms. Brielle Babiar
Saint Joseph School
April 12, 2018
April 12, 2018
Feb 23
Miss Ann Oxley
Academy of St. Paul

May 8, 2018
Mar 23
Mr. Frank Kearns
Oratory Prep
May 11, 2018

Apr 13
Ms. Babiar
Saint Joseph School

Apr 30

Title (given by last class):

10 hours and 16 minutes to go. Sitting in the backseat of my grandparent’s Buick, all I am listening to is my sister whine about being: hungry, thirsty, bored, and having to use the bathroom. All of a sudden, the conversation I had with my grandparents popped back into my head while I was stuck listening to my annoying, little sister. William, this trip is going to be wonderful. We are going to get to see your Aunt Karen and visit Orlando. This is going to be great for your sister. You know Polly doesn’t react well with the cold weather of Indiana.

“Polly, can you please just STOP!” I shouted at my sister.

“Stop what? I didn’t do anything. Grandma tell him to be nice to me!” Polly shouted in her squeaky voice.

I didn’t even wait to hear the usual lecture; William Joseph Gates, you are thirteen and Polly is eight, you need to be the bigger person! Instead, I threw on my headphones and tried to zone out. As the lyrics filled my head, I looked out the window and saw that it was starting to snow. The snow was coming down and pelting our car; covering the road like a blanket. I just started to drift off to sleep when out of nowhere a bright light hit me in the face, and then everything went dark.

Waking up, my eyes were blinded by what felt like a hundred lights combined. I tried to move my arm, but it felt like it was glued down. My body was lying elevated off the ground, sinking into a surface that felt like a cloud of cotton candy. All of a sudden, a voice thundered elegantly.

“Hello William,” it said.

As I began to blink my eyes, my vision came back and I saw that the voice had come from a man standing right in front of me. His irises sparkled in the bright light. I noticed that one was blue and the other was brown. Everything was blown out with pureness in the crisp white room.

“It’s a miracle you’re here,” he said.

“Where am I?” I asked.

But before he could answer, a young woman in a white dress entered the room and put her hand on my chest. She was tall and also had two different colored eyes, except one was black and the other was green.

“How is he?” she asked the man.

“He’s okay. He’s just new. He’s adjusting well, better than I expected,” he replied.

“Where am I?” I asked again but was ignored. “Where’s Polly? Where are my grandparents? Where are my parents? Are they okay?”

Once again, I was ignored.

Trumpets blared from somewhere in the room. The man pulled a box of light from his coat. “I’ll be back to answer all of your questions,” he said as he exited. The woman in white followed reverently behind him, leaving me alone once again.

I wished I knew more about the strange place.

When the room was finally empty, I pried myself off the surface I had been lying on and bolted to the perimeter of the room. The walls were pure white and were padded with pure white bumpers. There was no exact door opening, but I had seen where the man and woman had exited the room and dug my fingers between the pads frantically to find the opening. Once I found the opening, I stuck my head out into the hallway and looked left and right to make sure no one was coming. I tiptoed down the eerily lit hallway until I came upon a marked door that read “Staff Only”. I put my ear against the door, but heard nothing, so I gently pressed on it and was soon inside a room lit dimly by hundreds of monitors. On each screen was a surveillance image of rooms similar to the room that I had been in. Each monitor showed a person who appeared to be sleeping or unconscious and in several of the rooms a man and woman stood hovering over the person. From what I could see, the man and woman were performing tests on people and were using strange-looking metal tools.

My eyes widened as I took in the hundreds of monitors in the room. Then, on one of the monitors, I saw my sister Polly. There was a man and woman in her room and they were performing their tests on her. I had to save her. Suddenly, I felt a pinch on the back of my neck and then everything went dark. When I came to again, I was saw what appeared to be a disc full of those strange tools floating next to me. I heard a voice over a speaker and turned to see a mirror. “You know too much,” said the voice. “How much did you see? Speak, or you will remain here forever.”

“Where am I?” I asked.

“You are in the Space Between,” the male doctor replied.

“Doctor!” a female voice suddenly exclaimed. “The patients in 504E and 505E have escaped!”

“Well, what are you waiting for? Find them now!” the doctor yelled.

Suddenly the room was silent again. Then, I heard the door burst open. My grandparents rushed through the door and pulled me to my feet. “Come quickly, William! We have to find Polly!” Grandpa shouted.