Our collaborative writing project with five other classes, The Tale Trail, continues right here!
Several weeks ago, the classes voted on a topic for the story. The topic with the most votes was “An underground tunnel is found below the school. It takes you to…”
Classes have been taking turns adding to the story. So far, Mr. Salsich’s class, Mrs. Yollis’ class, B4, and Mr. Avery’s class have written their parts of the story.
We will now add our part of the story and then Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan’s class will complete the Tale Trail.
“Let me look,” said Dr. Drakken. “NO, no, no, no! This is not the right kind! I can’t use this.” Dr. Drakken put his hand on his forehead and sighed, “I need the blue cotton candy, not the pink.” Max and Tiffany looked as disappointed as Dr. Drakken.
Max was deep in thought, when all of a sudden, an extraordinary idea popped into his head like a lightning bolt. “I have a super, duper, idea…Tiffany and I can get it!”
Tiffany nearly fainted. “We can’t go back, Max. Don’t you remember that the door closed and we are trapped?”
Dr. Drakken smiled and said, “I just remembered that long ago I built a secret passage way the leads to the carnival. The entrance is right behind the time machine.”
Before Tiffany could say anything, Max bolted around the time machine to find the entrance. He stood staring at a tile wall that looked just like the other walls. “There is nothing here! Is this a joke?”
“It wouldn’t be much of a secret if it wasn’t hidden, would it?” Dr. Drakken proudly announced. “Simply push the three tiles at the top at the same time.”
Max pressed the tiles and watched as the wall spun around to reveal a dark and gloomy tunnel. Hanging from the walls were dusty cobwebs crawling with spiders.
“Hurry up you two, time is precious!” pleaded Dr. Drakken urgently.
Tiffany reluctantly joined Max at the entrance to the passage. They ducked around the colossal spider hanging in the doorway and made their way into the passage. Max whispered, “Don’t wake up the spider or he’ll be angry!”
At the end of the passage they could see what looked like an elevator. Unfortunately, pinned to the door was a handwritten note that said:
Out of Order
Use the Ladder
Right beside the elevator they saw the ladder. It looked old and creaky, but what choice did they have. Max started up the ladder first and Tiffany followed behind. “Get your shoes out of my face!” exclaimed Tiffany.
“Get your face away from my shoes,” retorted Max.
After a few minutes they finally reached the top of the ladder. Above their heads they could see a trap door. Max placed his hands against the door and whispered, “I hope this is it. I wonder where we’ll come out.” Carefully he pushed the door open and to his amazement they weren’t very far from Sally’s Snack Shack and Mint Cart.
Tiffany and Max crawled out of the hole and tiptoed to the back of Franklin’s Fabulous Ferris Wheel so they could get a better look at the Snack Shack.
Their mouths fell open when they saw what was standing in front of the shack. The two headed rattlesnake and the Jolly Giant were guarding the cotton candy!
Max got that look in his eyes again. “I know…we can sneak around the back without them even knowing.”
“Maximilian, this is not the greatest idea!” Tiffany angrily whispered, but Max was already on his way.
Max made it to the cart. He spotted the blue cotton candy and slowly reached in to grab it. Just as his fingers touched the package a golden cage fell on him trapping him like a mouse in a mousetrap.
“Mwauhahaha!” laughed Benjamin Franklin menacingly from the top of the Ferris wheel.
How will it all end? Find out when Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan’s class finish the story!
****UPDATE**** Click here to read the exciting conclusion to the Tale Trail!