Contents Chapter 1 Fun ……………………………………………………………………….. 2 Ten Presidents of the Photoland …………………………………………….... 3 Cannon ……………………………………………………………………...… 4 Fun (Turkey)………………………………………………..…………………. 5 Breathtaking Adventure ………………………………………………………. 6 A Photo Shoot Troubled ……………………………………………………....10 Fun (Romania) …………………………………………………………..…….11 Chapter 2 Hats …………………………………………………………………….....12 An Unexpected Relationship ……………………………………………….....13 The Hats (Turkey) …………………………………………………………….14 The Magic Bench ……………………………………………………………..15 My Little Brother ……………………………………………………………..16 The Hats (Romania) …………………………………………………………..17 The Throne of Memories …………………………………………...………...18 Chapter 3 The Lake …………………………………………………………...…….19 The Mystery of the Lake ……………………………………………………...20 The Body ……………………………………………………………………...21 The River Padlock …………………………………………………………….22 The Lake (Romania) …………………………………………………………..23 New Page ……………………………………………………………………...24 The Lake Boy ……………………………………………………………...…. 25 Chapter 4 Girls …………………………………………………………………...…. 26 Girls (Poland) ………………………………………………...……….…….… 27 Chased by a Duck …………………………………………………………….. 28 Girls (Romania) ………………………………………………………………. 29 Happy Birthday Mommy ………………………………………………...…… 29 Girls (Spain) …………………………………………………………...……… 31 Girls (Turkey) …………………………………………………………...……. 32 Chapter 5 Friends ……………………………………………………………..…...... 34 Special Holiday ……………………………………………………………...... 35 Friends (Romania) ……………………………………………………….…… 36 My Little Brother …………………………………………………………....... 36 Friends (Spain) …………………………………...………………………....… 37 Three Musketeer Brother ……………...…………………………………….….39 Friends (Poland) ………………………………………………………….…….40 Chapter 6 Scream ……………………………………………………………………. 42 Scream (Romania) …………………………………………………………….. 43 The Lonely Girl and the Friendship ……………………………………........… 43 The Witch's Legend …………………………………………...………………. 45 Scream (Turkey) ………………………………………………………………. 47 Scream (Poland) ………………………………………………………………. 49 The House near the Lake ……………………………………………………… 50 Chapter 7 The Sun …………………………………………………………………… 51
Chapter 1 - Fun
The Ten Presidents of the Photoland
by Kasparas Kaukas It was a summer time in the country called Photoland. It was an amazing country with a lot of friendly and beautiful people. People came from all over the world to visit this country and it was very easy for them to fall in love with Photoland so many of the visitors had decided to stay there for good. Photoland was also a very interesting country because it had ten presidents. Each of them was very different but very special too. Another very interesting feature of this country was digital cameras. Every citizen had a camera which was brought all the time. All the residents of this country took photos every second so they could remember their past and share it with their families and newcomers. All the people in Photoland took selfies, except those ten presidents, who were taking photos all together. Actually, they did everything together: walked everywhere together, they ate together, they slept together and, of course, they took pictures together. It was a small president community. One day, presidents were spending their day as usually. They were walking, talking and taking their photos when they realised that there was something wrong with their photos – there was no spark in them. Suddenly they realized that was because one president looked differently in the picture. He was ill. He had to stay at home and couldn’t be in the photos anymore. Other presidents were very worried about that and tried to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible, as they couldn’t take any pictures without one of the presidents! The pictures looked sad and colourless. The nine presidents called up a meeting where they decided that they need to invent some kind of medicine. They examined the symptoms of the ill president and worked together for a couple of days. And finally they made it! They called the medicine Photodicine. In a few days the president was back on his feet and back in the photos! The colours and the spark were back too! After about a month this cure was officially approved by scientists and doctors and the disease was called Antiphotogenic disease. A couple of months later, the presidents received a secret invitation to an event. The event was called iPHOTOmyPHOTO. The presidents felt curious and excited as they liked the name of
4 the event. When they arrived to the Photoland’s city hall they noticed a lot of people and a long red carpet. In this event the ten presidents were welcomed honourably and were announced by the World’s Science and Medicine delegation to receive the Photobel award for the invention of a very important and lifechanging medicine. The first thing they did after the ceremony was taking of the photo not to forget such a big occasion which they will remember for the rest of their lives. The photo was printed the next day in Photoland’s local newspaper.
by Blanca Palma González, María del Rosario Paloma García and Antonio Lores Hevilla. Let me introduce myself. My name is Cannon, and yes, you are right thinking that way: I’m a camera. I took a photo, of ten people, based on happiness. I can see a different story through each one of the teenagers on the photo: Bella, John, Brad, Peter, Alice, Hailey, Diana, Lisa, Carly and Ariana. Okay, let’s start with Bella. She’s 15. Her parents are divorced and they didn’t have enough money for any desires. Apart from her situation, Bella is still a strong girl: she’s funny, optimistic and cheerful. The next one will be John…It’s a nice story what I can see in him: difficult times at school…people weren’t kind to him. Some classmates made jokes to laugh at him, they insulted him, etc. Well, Brad was a rebellious boy, who was not understood by his family. So many problems surrounded him, but finally he became a good guy. Let’s talk about Peter. He loved playing video games, to an extent, that he got obsessed because of his problem. Eventually, he was helped by a therapist. Hmm… Alice. She is an orphan girl, she used to live with her grandmother, but she died a few months ago. Now she lives in her aunt’s house. Let’s go with Hailey, she came from a boarding school where she has been for a long time because her parents had problems with drugs.
5 Diana is into athleticism, like her sister. She won the first prize at the Athleticism National Competition (A.N.C.). Her sister suffered a accident at the competition and she couldn’t be here that day. Carly and Ariana are fraternal twins. When they were born, they were adopted by two different families that separated them. When they met, they realised that they were very similar. The last one is Lisa, she is the tourist guide.All these guys asked her about where a monument was and she offered herself to guide them. They have lived hard stories, but finally life gave them back this amazing experience. To sum up, don’t give up your dreams because maybe destiny has something good prepared for you.
Fun by unknown
In fact they are not really good friends but they are just 10 students in Science class. Everyday they have some serious discussions in the classroom. Everybody is not comfortable in the classroom. On a sunny Monday afternoon ,while they are leaving the school all together, a car stops in front of the door and a man looks like Syrian, gets out of the car and grabs Selma’s hand and pushes her into the black car, in fact it is not a car, it is a van. Nobody understands anything for a while but after two minutes everything is getting clear that someone kidnaps Selma. And all of them starts to shout and call police. It is a little too late to shout and call the police. All of them don’t understand what is happening first. But Selma is the most popular girl in the class and she is the only student everybody loves so much. The police takes their testimony one by one. But something is important that Geremy records the van’s licence plate. He forgets to say it to the police. And he decides to help to the police. First he tells this to his friends but almost all of them don’t want to help each other while helping to the police. Geremy says that cooperation is the most important thing among themselves so everybody should cooperate effectively.
6 The police investigates, the children investigate the kidnapping as well. Ayshe’s father is mechanic and she asks the number of that van’s plate and learns the owner of the van. This is very important for them because they find many information at the same time too. One day Ayshe come to classroom, she is so excited and nervous that she gets some information about his father but Geremy learns that today police has an operation to the kidnappers. They moves as soon as possible. They also learns where the kidnappers are. So they go to an old factory building, there are many police cars everywhere. They pray God to save Selma from that bad men. Geremy wants to do something but it looks impossible because of the police. They have guns waiting for what? Time is passing. But nothing is done. They waits for 3 hours but everybody never looks like they want to give up. But suddenly something is happened strangely that the door opens. There is only one man stands at the door and holds a white tissue. He wants to say something but he looks so miserable and exhausted also so sorry. Something is heard that he wants the police to save him. He says that he is so sorry about kidnapping that he wants to go jail. Everybody is shocked. This must be a joke. He wants to run away from Selma. Everything is clear after a few minutes that Selma makes him regret from kidnapping her with her talking too much, eating too much and crying too much. And finally the kidnapper calls the police. He is fed up with all her complaints. Her friends start to laugh to this situation. It is so funny and strange in fact but she saves her life by herself. All her friends hug her one by one. This is a good lesson for them at the same time. They are really good friends, they can understand this this time...
Breathtaking Adventure by Natalia Gudzińska, Katarzyna Zalewska, Ada Grobelny Hi Nita! I have a great news for you! Guess what. Said excited Juan Hello Juan! It's nice to hear from you. I haven't got the foggiest idea. What's up? Nita told and she started to get curious.
7 A few weeks ago our school class took part in a language competition. You remember it for sure. We've just won it! The reward is a cruise, it sounds great, doesn't it? Wow. That's tremendous. Next Saturday at half past eleven our class should get to a port. There shouldn't be any problems with organizing this trip, because I have all the tickets. Please repeat it to the other people in our class. All right, I'll do it in a minute Juan. Bye, bye my lovely boy, see you on Saturday. See you Nita. 13.06.2015 Spanish coast The weather was quite nice, everyone could feel warm of the sunlight on their faces and arms. It wasn't too hot anyway, because from time to time the gentle wind was blowing. In the background, waves and sounds of seagulls made an amazing music composed with the air. All of the students were in a good mood, so they were laughing all the time and they enjoying the beginning of the new adventure. Suddenly the teenagers heard a loud male voice telling them to get into a boat. In a few seconds everyone got onto a nice ferry which soon set sail. I've never seen anything like this before, just look around you.Said Juan. It's so pretty here, but without you it would be seriously nothing. Sighed Nita, put her head on the Juan’s arm and closed her eyes, but it didn’t last so long. The girl heard a strange shout. Have you heard that Juan? It was a shot! Said frightened Nita and looked at the people around her. No, don't be afraid. You misheard it for sure.. Take it easy. Nita steadied and closed her eyes again, but she had a strange misgiving which kept wellfounded later. After a few minutes, everyone on the ferry was so terrified. The noise woke up Juan and Nita. People were gossiping to each other, that there is a psychopathic murder on a boat. The peace of the trip disappeared, the disorder set, but somehow Juan was calm. He was trying to solve the problem. Suddenly Juan noticed a huge rock projecting from the sheet of water. First, he wanted to call for help, but there wasn’t any reception at sea. He had a choice. Do something
8 rescue all of the people or do nothing and die. He reminded himself that when he was young, his uncle showed him how to navigate the ship. As Juan remembered, it wasn’t so difficult. I have to go, please wait here for me. Said Juan decisively. What are you talking about, Juan. In a minute the help will come. Said his friend Miguel. Nobody knows about our situation! There is no reception. Did you see that enormous rock. Look to the left. We will hit it, drown and die. Can you remember a story of Titanic? All the people on the ferry saw a weird and huge rock. Everybody started to cry and shake from fear. I want to try to rescue us. I really love you guys, I love you Nita. Every second is important now. Let me go. Said Juan and started to run. Nooo! – Shouted Nita, but Juan didn’t hear her. He was already on the way to the command center. Juan was running as fast as he couldn't, because the ship was getting closer and closer to the rock. Juan was full of adrenaline which helped him not to feel exhausted. After a few seconds he saw a sign telling that the captain room was near him. Juan was already past the door which separated him from a killer. Juan looked through the keyhole and saw a captain lying on the floor with a blood on his neck. Juan saw a murderer too. He was sitting in an armchair looking at the pending rock.
It isn’t so hard to subdue him, because I will creep to him from behind. –Thought Juan and he slowly pulled the door handle. He was inside the captain room and when he saw a dead man on the floor he dismayed a little, but there was no turn back. Juan was creeping to the murderer as quiet as he could. Now, he was behind crazy psychopath who still didn’t noticed Juan’s presence. Suddenly a young boy caught a killer by his hands. Before the mad man realised what’s up, he was already lying on the floor defeated by Juan. What are you doing here dude? – Shouted the murderer who turned out to be a fat, old man with a big nose.– I am the master of this boat. Get off, don’t you want to take part in this amazing show. Just look ahead. It’s almost done. Are you seriously want to drown? Don’t move cause I will break your spine. – Juan caught a rope and started to tie up murder’s legs and hands.
9 After that the boy ran up to the dashboard and looked on it. There were so many colorful buttons and lights. Finally Juan saw a steering wheel. He twisted it right as much as he could, but he was still afraid that it’s too late to escape from death. The rock was very close to the ship. The question remains: can the ship hit it. A while of the tremendous fear seemed to last so long. Suddenly every person on the ferry started to cry from happiness (but the psychopath), because the ferry has sidestepped its obstacle. Juan who didn’t believe that he saved all the people connected to the headquarters and told them about a strange situation. In ten minutes he saw a little lights in front of the ship. Help was coming. In a few minutes police marched to the captain’s room. Raise your hands and don’t move! Said policeman and Juan and the murderer stood up. Congratulations young man! Guys, let’s handcuff the killer! And the hero, come with me please cause I want to show passengers who had rescued them. – The policeman and Juan walked out of the captain’s room and went to the people. Look, here it is the boy who had saved your lives. He deserves for applause! Everyone on the ship started clapping and thanked him. Juan, it’s Juan. He is alive, he made it! My hero. – Shouted Nita and started to run to him. Juan and Nita were speechless, so they stayed in a full of love, silent hug. The ship set off to the port. Finally, people saw the land. They were laughing and singing Juan’s class got out of the ferry and started to talk together. This scary adventure has changed them. They felt that life is the big treasure. Young people started to appreciate every positive moment in their lives. Suddenly they felt so much happiness that everyone exploded of the laugh. To make this moment stay forever, they decided to take a photo which has to remind them to enjoy every good moment. I, I just don’t know what to say. I wasn’t expected that you are so brave. I think that I love you much harder than a few hours ago. Let me kiss you Said still stunned Nita You see, nothing what we expect ever happens. Said Juan and kissed his girlfriend.
A photo shoot troubled by unknown
In a sunny morning the magazine's photographers from “Midnight Memories" decided to do a photo shoot for an article in which they talked about “fun” and the model chosen was Manuel. To begin with, the photographers put Manuel outside of a shopping center to show to the readers that they can have fun at this location. But a group of teens who went there saw that they were taking pictures and then joined to the photo making fun poses. As producers needed photos showing fun, this was the main photo.
Uma sessão fotográfica atribulada Numa manhã de sol os fotógrafos da revista “Memórias Da Meia Noite” decidiram fazer uma sessão fotográfica para um artigo em que se falava da “diversão” e o modelo escolhido foi o Manuel. Para começar, os fotógrafos meteram o Manuel à porta de um centro comercial para mostrar aos leitores que se podem divertir neste local. Mas um grupo de jovens que por lá passavam viram que estavam a tirar fotografias e então juntaramse para a foto fazendo poses divertidas. Como os produtores procuravam fotografias a ver com a diversão, ficou esta como a fotografia principal.
Fun by Armand Ciobanu We come from everywhere, from many places around the world. And we melted the distances, the time and have found a point in the universe, a point in which, for a couple of moments, we put together our youth and dreams, our aspirations and different ways of being in a precious blink which will become a precious memory over the years. Most of us like wearing jeans and sport clothes, some of us like rock music and others like pop music. There are some who listen to symphonic music and some of us can’t hear music or anything else at all... But we are young and beautiful and, all of us, definitely like taking photos. Because a photo can catch the substance of a moment and carry it out into eternity. It’s a magical power that we discovered a photography has. Here we are: joyful, smart, friendly, warm, full of curiosity: teenagers. The entire world is our realm, can you see this? There is no border when you want to share your joy of life and the joy of having friends, of exploring the world, of being alive. You, who are watching this photography, you should know we were very happy and we have spent a great moment then, in that precise second of this photography the proof that friendship has no end.
Chapter 2 - Hats
An Unexpected Relationship by Brenda Ancela Gago nº1, Jorge Durán Campos nº 4, Ainara Serrato Ares nº17. Once upon a time, there was a family that was having fun at a fairground. At a break, Jack, the younger boy of the family, walked away from his family who didn't realise that he was getting lost. He was sad due to he was lonely. Suddenly, he saw a group of guys that were sitting and talking on a bench so he decided to ask for help to them. The guys helped him a lot but one of them, called Blake, was specially kind. Then, Jack explained to Blake what happened, and Blake told him to get relaxed and he suggested to spend the rest of the day with them. Jack was really excited to spend the day with them, so he said OK quickly. There were a lot of rollercoasters, carousels, free falls attractions, horror houses, water attractions like Niagara waterfall, etc. It was a huge fairground so it has restaurants, fastfood restaurants, refreshments stands, etc. They had fun the rest of the day.First of all, they rode on all the water attractions, the favourite one to Jack was the Niagara waterfall, because he thought that it was amazing. Secondly, they went to have an afternoon snack, so they stopped at an icecream stand. All the guys bought the same icecream, but Blake bought a chocolate one, so Jack wanted to bought it too. At the end of the evening, they went to the special pirates show. They were really excited because someone said to them that the show was quite interesting and at the end of the show there will be lots of fireworks. The show was about boardings among pirates ships. They jumped from one ship to another and they fought all the time shooting each other and with swords, like real pirates. Jack has been imitating Black the whole evening, because he thought that Black was funny and really cool, the coolest of the crew. When the show finished, they passed next to a pirate complement shop, and Black had an amazing idea: to buy the same hats for Jack and him.
14 When they left the fairground, at the exit of it, they were waiting on a bench for parents to arrive. Finally, his parents arrived early and they made an arrangement to meet again. They were so happy and became very good friends.
Hats by unkonwn Finally they find a bench to rest for a few minutes. They were running about for 3 hours. But finally these two teen lazy boys are disappeared. Although they don't know where are they now they feel more relaxed but still a little afraid. They are Timothy and Micky. Two little gangs from Italy. No matter how old they are,they always think like an adult. Timothy is 16 and Micky is 13 years old from Sicily ,Italy. Their family is in Sicily and their father is also a criminal now in the jail. He is famous for his different hats so these two boys are famous for their colourful hats. The people all Around Sicily know them "boys in hats". And of course they are so smart that the never leave any evidence back. But that time they accidently failed at their last crime. Two weeks ago they thought that they were not child anymore and they could do bigger business! Of course business means crime!. They thought that they could rob the city bank. But just it was a dream because they didn't think the security. So they were caught like a mouse not in the bank but while breaking the locks of the bank. And they were arrested for the first time. They were put in jail Napoli two weeks Ago. And they were in jail until this morning. It is summertime and the weather is hot and wet. Yesterday Timothy ate his lunch and thought to escape from that jail,otherwise they would stay there for months. At the same time Micky thought the same. Two weeks passed but they missed freedom. This was the first jail experience for them. But it was not pleasant for both of them. And they made an escape plan. This time he used their intelligence and thought every detail. In the morning they jumped into laundry carriage which are taken outside the jail by car. Because they are small they could hide easily. And as soon as the car stopped and the carriages were dropped out of the car by the officers, they tore
15 the laundry bag in which they were and put their bodies out of the carriages and started to run until now... They are free now and sitting on a bench with smiling faces although they feel exhausted. They inhale the fresh air deeply. They still don't know where are they,that they are are still in Napoli. But they make a mistake with the escape plan that they run to the wrong direction. Because when they stand up and look back they see their prison wall...and two officers are waiting for them silently!!!
The Magic Bench by Nikola Klimek, Weronika Rozpondek, Ola Gorzkowska, Paulina Zaprzałka I want to go to Greece! said younger brother. Johnny, but you know we don't have enough money – boys got upset. Oh, come on, let's take a walk. When they were walking around neighbourhood Johnny saw a bench which reminded him Greece. Look Thomas! boy screamed and ran to this. Two brothers sat on a rock made, unusual bench. They started imagine their dreamed journey. There were many columns, old monumental buildings, beautiful beaches and warm sea, incredible bays, small white houses, olive trees, cats, old small streets, many souvenirs. It seems like they could touch them. When they were wondering suddenly the bench started shaking. They didn't know what was happening but they couldn't stand up. The bench opened and they fell into very dark tunnel. Johnny and Thomas were scared and they were screaming because they were falling faster and faster and they didn't know where they were going. After their strange journey they appeared in the middle of the Pantheon's building. When they looked around they saw people wearing himations who were carrying rocks which they needed to finish this building.
16 Tommy where are we? asked surprised Johnny – And where are our clothes? Why are we wearing these stupid dresses? Probably we are in the Greece. But not normal Greece, it is ancient Greece. Wow ! How is it possible? I have no idea but it is great, isn't it? Let's get sightseeing! Boys went to the beach. They were swimming, sunbathing and laughing. Two brothers spent so much time on the beach and they started to be hungry. They went to the Olive Garden and ate olives and fish with people who were having dinner. Next they went for a walk. They were really tired and when they saw a bench they sat on it and … they returned home. Dinner! screamed their mother from the window. We have already eaten! said Thomas and he smiled to his brother.
My Little Brother by unkown When we look at this photo you may think that I’ve always been connected to this boy, who I call brother today, but it was not always that way. I lived in Australia with a family in an atmosphere full of discussions caused by me. One day I was told the true, I was adopted. With 15 years old I didn’t react, but at the age of 18 I started to look for my biological family… Only my brother survived from a car accident that happened a few years ago. So I went to Romania where he lived with his adoptive family to see him. Since then we are linked and nothing can keep us apart.
O meu pequeno irmão Ao olhar para esta fotografia vocês podem pensar que eu sempre fui muito ligado a este miúdo, a quem chamo de hoje irmão, mas nem sempre foi assim. Vivia na Austrália, com uma família e um ambiente familiar cheio de discussões causadas por mim. Um dia contaramme a verdade, eu era adotado. Com 15 anos, não reagi mas aos 18 procurei a minha família…só restou o meu irmão de um acidente de carro a alguns anos, então eu fui até á Roménia onde vivia a família adotiva dele, e hoje somos assim, não o largo por nada nem ninguém.
Hats by Vlăduţ Creţulescu Ready, at least, to buy tickets for entering at the Bran Castle, known also as Dracula’s Castle. Just saw that there is a long waiting line in front of the ticketing office. This being said, we prefer to take a break from standing up and, of course, our parents will buy the tickets for all of us, as usual. Hey, we found a seat near the line, partially in the shadow of a very old looking barrack. Well, the seat itself looks old and somehow odd, who is so crazy to carve a stone seat with bizarre symbols? Looks more like a statue than a useful seat, but in the given conditions it is just great, serving our purpose. Only, that, just before our parents asked us to come, because we were getting inside...we had an eerie feeling of heaviness on our shoulders. Didn’t bother us much at that point being excited about visiting the castle. Everything was interesting but when we got to a window from an upper floor, the guide pointed to a rock seat in the castle’s garden and explained that it was used by Count Dracula itself in some cold nights to seat and think about his next victims. It was somehow cool information, but we know that when we left the castle garden, we were in a very much of a hurry, not looking to a particular rock seat on the left and not because we were late somewhere....our parents barely caught up with us and brought our hats which we have lost close to a particular rock seat.
Throne of Memories by Gabrielė Juškaitė I’ve always been the one, who plans every step before the start. Therefore the preceptress of the orphanages house used to tell me “Do you know how to make the God laugh? Show your plans!” it is not easy to admit, but she was right. The trip was planned step by step as well as my life. I wrote every place I wanted to visit in Romania, every meal I wanted to try and every object I wanted to see. I had been saving my money for this trip for at least 5 years. I knew that the experience gained exploring Romania would ensure the employment in a travel agency later. While I was packing my things to a suitcase, suddenly I heard a doorbell. I opened the door and saw a 9yearsoldlooking boy. “Hello, I am your brother!” – Without any confusion he announced to me. I was speechless. It took me the whole evening to process this information till I realized that I missed the plain. I grabbed him and ran to the nearest bus station. Instead of a fewhours flight my trip became a string of buses, trains and every vehicle we could find. And it was not the worst. In all this chaos, somewhere I had lost my suitcases. And now, we are sitting in the middle of nowhere on the bench sharing our lives and adventures of the past days. It was a little bit more than a few weeks of hitchhiking without any destination. You lose something and you gain something every day. Life is a pure adventure, which can never be planned.
Chapter 3 – The Lake
The Mystery of the Lake by unkown Years years ago there was a lake called wild in South America. It was so beautiful that inspire all poets. It shined like a star among the trees and a famous poet Oscar discovered this place first and he didn’t talk about this lake to anyone. Because he went there for inspiring of his well known poetries. One night, he saw a reflection of moon and suddenly he heard a noise. It sounded like a girl who needed a help. Then, he recognized the girl in the reflection of moon. He couldn’t believe it and he looked there carefully after few second the reflection vanished and he couldn’t heard that voice again but he thought this voice along the night. In the morning, he talked about this voice to his best friend John. John didn’t interest his story. Oscar asked him to meet near the lake, he wanted to show this reflection to him. At night, they met near the lake and waited along the night to hear that noise again but there wasn’t any noise except frogs. John talked about a story that about a girl who vanished into the lake. This girl fell in love a boy whose name was Oscar and they always met here. Before they got married, Oscar died. After death of her lover, she went on going to lake. One day she saw a reflection of his lover on the lake and she went into the lake to catch him and choked into the lake. Now, Oscar understood everything dearly. The girl though he was her boyfriend because of the name and she called him.
Body by Justyna Bagińska Citizens of Wrocław are used to problems which usually come after summer rains. In July and August, the water level in rivers rises and all rubbish which normally lies at the bottom goes
21 up. Later when all this liquid dry out, junk which earlier went up, might be seen by people on a river band.
It was the third of August. Second sunny day after a week filled by sound of falling water.
Very nice day for taking a walk with fluffy pet. This thought grew up in a head of middleage, maths teacher Brenda. She was walking along the pavement close to the Odra River. Suddenly her dog ran away from her, which was actually strange of Biscuit, her pet. She was calling him, but with no results. She followed Biscuit as long as she saw him stop. Her pet found something. The woman came closer and stopped moving immediately.
She froze from fear. She wanted to scream, but wasn't able to. Only quiet groans were
coming out of her mouth. The woman had never thought to see as horrible view. Her puppy was holding a shoe belonging to a man who was lying in the water. If Brenda's husband had found this body instead of her, he probably would have just called it "not fresh". He was known as a strong person, prepared for everything.
She made few steps back but tripped on a stone and fell down. Tears started to run down her
cheeks when she saw her own wounded hands. It was enough. Panic overwhelmed her. Brenda wanted to crawl away from the body and hide somewhere to calm her nerves.
The woman was shattered and felt gooseflesh all over her body. She took cell phone out of
a pocket and picked the first number on her contacts’ list. Andy... please help... she whispered chattering with her teeth. Brenda what's happened?! Are you okay honey?? Brenda forced herself to breath slowlier and focus on a situation. I found human's body in water. Andrew was shocked but also felt relief. He was really afraid of wife. Sweetie call police. I'll be there. You're not far from home.Right? Y...Yes. Be quickly.
She hang up and wiped face from tears. Someone had to take this man's shoe from the
Biscuit’s mouth of course.
The River Padlock by unkown Long time ago, there were two teenagers who lived in Wroclaw, Poland. They were madly in love with each other, until everything changed... One day, on his way to the river, where they used to meet, the boy suffered an accident and didn't survive. The girl, shocked with the news, went to the border of the river, because, in that place, she felt that there was still a connection between them and, as a proof of love, she threw a padlock at the river that contained the message: “I will never let you go". Legend says that those who look at the river with attention can see the padlock with the message engraved.
O cadeado do rio Há muitos anos atrás, viviam dois adolescentes na cidade de Wroclaw, na Polónia. Estavam realmente apaixonados um pelo outro, até que tudo mudou. O rapaz sofreu um acidente a caminho do rio, o local onde se costumavam encontrar e teve uma morte instantânea. A rapariga, chocada com a notícia, foi até á beira do rio pensando que poderia ser o único lugar que os poderia continuar a ligar. Como prova de amor, atirou para o rio um cadeado que continha a frase “ Jamais te deixarei partir”. Conta hoje a lenda que quem observar o rio com atenção ainda consegue ver o cadeado com a mensagem lá gravada.
Lake by Diana Pal Mirror mirror laying down, which is the most beautiful town around? Blue sky, the infinite breathing around. The silence of the moment melting with the blue of the sky and of the water as well. In the core the architecture, the artificial beauty trying to reproduce the harmony of the beauty in its essence, the beauty of the ideas’ world. From the distance, no move can be detected. It’s like an ideal virtual world, like an artefact on a small grain of rice. Is it a real world or it is a perfect reproduction made by an artist with colors or with a photo camera? Looking at the image, one can feel the silence and the peace coming down like drops of light and colour. Soft drops falling down in a peaceful rain, a healing colourful rain. An image like a balm for eyes and soul as well, an image which could easily inspire someone to think that words said once by a poet are making a real sense now: „For shame is it not Thus to squander scarce seeing This moment of being That is all we have got?”
by unknown I arrived there at night tired after a long journey, after switching several planes and several time zones. My mind as well as my body was tired, yet I couldn’t sleep on the plane. No one met
24 me at the gate. There were a lot of families gathered waiting their relatives. That feeling when you are absolutely strange and no one waits for you... I experience it with every time I land… I went outside, the sky was covered with clouds and it was pouring cats and dogs. But I didn’t mind, even though I didn’t have an umbrella. I’ve heard that in this country rain is a usual thing. This country without a rain is like a river without the flow. It was great to feel cool raindrops running through my head and my face. It was like a shower. I caught a taxi and gave the driver a paper with the address I needed to reach. He just nodded and started driving. I’ve been told that people in this country don’t talk a lot but are very friendly. I tried to say a few words in their language, which I’ve learned between the flights, but the driver just smiled and said something back which I couldn’t understand as my language skills weren’t good enough. I just relaxed and turned my eyes to the window. I tried to get to know my new city. The window of the car was covered with dew, the city was foggy and even though the lights were on it was still very dark. The city at that moment looked sad. The car stopped. I got out of it and the driver was already standing smiling with my suitcase in his hands. He wished me good night, at least I think he did, and got back to his car. When I was climbing the stairs I realised that I didn’t register and didn’t receive a key. So I had to go back. There was no one at the register, so I rang the bell. A nice young lady came in yawning and welcomed me. I felt uncomfortable for waking her up. Finally I got my key and reached my room. It was on the third floor and it was my final destination, at least for a while. I didn’t realise how I fell asleep. I was awakened by a ray of sunshine which was tickling my eye as I didn’t close the curtains before I fell asleep. I stood up and went outside to the balcony. Cool autumn wind swept my sleep away. The view was fantastic! I said:”Good morning clear blue sky, good morning tall peak roofs, good morning my new life”!
The Lake Boy by Paula Arcila Gago nº2, Marina Muñoz Guillén nº 11, Guillermo Prat Callealta nº14 Once upon a time a few years ago a child was skiing over the ice lake. Suddenly the ice broke up and he fell down into frozen water. Nobody never knew about him. Since that moment the lake was close and anybody couldn't do skiing there. But fifty years later the lake was open again. One day, a group of friends met in the lake to go skiing and to have a good time together. One of them, called Paul, jumped over the ice. Nothing happened at that moment, but the ice broke when the children were skiing all together and they fell down into the water. The children got swimming up to the grass. But when the boys arrived, they saw Paul wasn’t there. Paul saw nothing. He couldn’t breathe. Suddenly he fainted but before he saw something blue. When he woke up he didn't know where he was. It was strange for him. Far away, he saw the same blue thing that he saw when he fainted. It was a boy. A boy a bit special. That boy had got scales, he looked like a big fish.
Chapter 4 - Girls
The Necklace Story by Blanka Starzycka
Hi Karen, Yesterday I was cleaning my room and I found a photo album and our holiday's photos there. Among of them there was one with you and me in the forest. Do you remember what happened then? Your friend, Clara. ….................................................................................... Hi Clara, Sure I remember. I'll never forget it. It was in July. We woke up at dawn, packed food and went to the forest behind our house. We left an info to our grandma where we were going.
We walked for a long time. We thought we'd got lost. You saw a lake and a little house. I remember as my father had told me about houses like that one. In the past there were more houses like this. We were very tired but you insisted us to go inside. I didn't want to and we started quarrelling... And then from the middle of the nowhere Juan appeared, took us that photo and encouraged me to go into the house. So after a short break we went there... Karen …..................................................................................... Hi Karen, It's me again. I still keep it in my mind. The floor was rotten and it broke down when I stepped on it. I fell into the basement and broke my arm. But I didn’t complain. Thanks to the accident I found the… D’you remember what? Clara
28 …...................................................................................... My Dear Clara, Yes, I remember, you found your grandma's wedding gift – a necklace with a real diamond. The grandma hid it there after grandpa's death but forgot about it. Do you remember the grandma's face when we came back? She was both angry and happy. Maybe we should call to Juan and meet once again? Karen
Chased by a Duck by unknown Some time ago, I went to the park for a walk with my family. The day was nice and the sun was shining. Suddenly I started hearing hysterical screams... I recognized the voice... It was my mother! I went, immediately, to her to find out what was happening. When I found her, she was soaking wet. Can you imagine that she was chased by a duck and ended up falling into the lake? I mocked her all day... nowadays, from time to time, I still make jokes about that day.
Perseguida por um pato Aqui há uns tempos fui dar um passeio a um parque com a minha família. O dia estava agradável e os raios de sol batiam fortemente contra o meu rosto. De repente comecei a ouvir os gritos estéricos que só eu reconhecia vindos da minha mãe. Fui imediatamente ter com ela para descobrir o que se passava quando reparei que ela estava toda molhada. Então não é que ela foi perseguida por um pato e acabou por cair no lago? Gozei com ela o dia inteiro e ainda hoje por vezes solto uma piadinha acerca do que aconteceu.
Girls by Mihaela Rusu It was a beautiful summer day. Mother and daughter decided that, finally, after two or three years they had been trying to go out together, now their schedule matched and they did it. Adolescence is in its last moments of lasting. Daughter and mother haven’t been best friends lately. Opposition in thoughts, ideas, beliefs, different approaches of the idea of love. „What do you know about this?” was the permanent question the daughter put always between her and her mother’s attempt to give a piece of advice, any type of advice. They have been quarrelling all the time about all these major aspects that a person faces in a lifetime. It seemed that mother’s experience doesn’t fit at all in her daughter’s mind frame. But today it was different. The daughter wanted to make peace with her mother. Only the way she wanted to install the terms of this peace, was a painful one: Hey, mother, why don’t you understand that I have my own head and I have to make my own choices? Why don’t you let me make my own mistakes? My dear, I only wanted to be helpful because no matter what happens, I am your mother and I will always care about you.
Happy Birthday Mommy by unknown It was a warm spring day. The spring has come unexpectedly this year by waking up the nature and the people’s souls. The sun was shining, the water in the lake was reflecting tops of the trees, and the birds were singing ode to the spring. It looked like nothing bad or sad could be happening.
30 But there was... one sad little soul. A mother... She lived alone in a small house. She had a cat that was the present of her only daughter. She gave him to her last year, for her birthday, just before she went to study and search for a better life abroad. Every day the cat was her strength. He was someone who she could take care of and share her love and attention with. But not today... today was her birthday, and the cat reminded her of her daughter, of her leave. She hasn’t seen her daughter since then. Suddenly the woman heard a loud knock on the door. Her cat ran quickly to the door wagging his tail. Woman thoroughly and emotionlessly went to the door and opened them. There was a postman: “Happy birthday, Mrs Hart." I have some letters for you.” She thanked the postman and shut the door silently. She slowly looked through the letters and found a letter from her daughter. Her heart stopped for a movement. She felt that her eyes became filled with tears. With no waiting she opened the letter. It said: “Happy birthday my lovely mother”. Mrs Heart went on reading. Her daughter knew her mother very well, she didn’t want her to stay at home on her birthday, so she asked her to go by the lake where they had had her mother’s birthday celebrated every year since she could remember. She always picked the flowers for her mother there. She couldn’t be with her mother but she wanted to continue the tradition. It was a place of peace and quiet. The girl knew her mother would feel better there, at least for a while. Mrs Heart loved her daughter very much so she couldn’t say no to her daughter’s request. So there she was, dressed up and ready to go when suddenly she heard another knock on the door. She opened the door and saw her best friend. “Hi sweetie, I see you are ready to go. Did you think I will let you do that alone? It’s such a beautiful day, I will not miss the opportunity to spend it in the nature. Let’s go”. Mrs Heart understood that her daughter asked her best friend’s to keep her company on her birthday. She couldn’t be mad. Her daughter really cared about her. And finally they were there. A nice view of the lake was in front of her. She closed her eyes, took a deep breath and for a moment she felt really happy. Her daughter was right, she knew what her mother needed. She hasn’t opened her eyes yet when she felt a flash and a sound of camera. She realised that it was her friend capturing the moment. But when she opened her eyes she couldn’t believe what she saw. Her daughter was standing next to her smiling”Hi mommy! I’ve missed you so much! Happy birthday! I am back home!”
Girls by Paloma Carrasco Garrucho Vanessa Gómez Gómez Thalya López
Once upon a time there was a girl called Nicole. She was 16 years old and she lives in Lithuania with her mother and her little brother called Kevin. She was going to do a trip with her school. They were going to go to Rumania and they were going to meet other teenagers from around the world. On the one hand she was scared because she didn't know the people she was going to meet. But on the other hand she was very excited because she had never traveled alone and she wanted to do it with her mates. 45678 kilometres further, they were in Romania. There was another girl called Kate. She was 16 too. She lived with her parents and her two sisters called Veronica and Amanda. She was going to share her house with another girl that she didn't know yet. There were only two days left to reach her teenager's exchange. She was very nervous because all of that was new for her. When the expected time came. Nicole got off the plane, and when she saw Kate gave her a strong hug. Both were very happy because they got along very well. As the days has went on, their friendship was stronger. They had a lot of fun together. They did many things together like: Go shopping, visit monuments of Romania. They told each other the customs of their countries. Even though they could only speak English, they understood perfectly well. The day of the farewell was approaching, they were very sad. They didn't want to separate and they thought that they wouldn't see each other again. They thought on a idea of giving each other a photo so that when they went home they would remember that fantastic experience. And they would never forget about the friend they met in the exchange.
Girls by unkonw Heidi is 18 years old newly graduated from high school girl. She has an elder sister 30 years old Lucy. Lucy is not married but she still lives with her family,because she has just been fired from her job. She has some problems and she sometimes goes to psychologist but she never believes that it works. Heidi is in love with Johnny who is 27 years old.But he really loves Heidi so much and he wants to marry Heidi soon. At the same Heidi wants to go the university because she is really successful student. She has just applied to the best universities and she is waiting for approval letters from them. The psychologist advices her to renew herself from up to down. And her mind too. Lucy thinks that it is really difficult for her but she wants to try it. And first she starts to go the gym and she meets Jonny there. She is getting to be more determined to be more mentally healthy. It is summer time and Heidi goes on holiday with her friends to ıbiza. Their parents goes to their summer residence but Lucy prefers staying at home and taking her courses and training exercises. She also changes her job and has new friends. She has also nice relationship with Heidi's boyfriend,Johnny. Lucy becomes very attractive girl, and buys new clothes. She looks really so beautiful but she can't stop herself loving Johnny although Johnny still loves Heidi as well. After two months many things has big change for Lucy,but not for Heidi. She has only a few days for her decision. Because some universities sends her letters about fully granted education . She dreams the future with Johnny. But she doesn't know anything about the love between her sister and Johnny. On Saturday afternoon Heidi comes home from her guitar lesson and he checks the mailbox as she does everyday. She is waiting the reply from university which is one of the best one in the Spain. She grabs the envelope and shouts with a great excitement and happiness. Her appointment for the scholarship is approved and and now she is an university student at one of the best universities in Spain. But she doesn't imagine the truth, leaves home as soon as possible to tell this to johnny. She doesn't need to call him.
33 She can guess where can she find him. He is a intern lawyer and he must be in his office.But she misses one thing that he is not alone. When she enters the office she drops the envelope because her sister Lucy hugs him. Maybe this is the worst time she has ever had. She is cheated by two people whom she values above everything.both of them say nothing. They prefer to stay speechlessly.Heidi turns back speechlessly as well because she doesn't hear,she sees everything alive. But she smiles after a few minutes later because she can go to the university freely now. She believes that the winner is herself now.
Chapter 5 - Friends
Special Holidays by unknown These three boys, Tiago, Philip and John, were holidaying together and they went camp to the forest, but they didn’t have much experience. They were tired, so they went make the tent, but didn’t go well, so they slept under the stars. In the morning, they were hungry, so they decided to go pick fruit from trees and shrubs, but didn’t go well because Philip picked nettles and quickly felt the consequences. At lunch time decided fishing, but didn’t go well because they caught no fish. With all this, they went spending their holidays in a hotel.
Férias especiais Estes três rapazes, Tiago, Filipe e João, foram passar férias juntos e foram a acampar para a floresta, mas não tinham muita experiência. Estavam com sono, por isso foram montar a tenda, mas não correu bem, por isso dormiram à luz das estrelas. De manhã, estavam com fome, por isso decidiram ir apanhar frutas das árvores e arbustos, mas não correu bem, pois o Filipe apanhou urtigas e rapidamente sentiu as consequências. À hora de almoço decidiram ir pescar, mas não correu bem, pois não apanharam nenhum peixe. Com isto tudo, foram passar as férias num hotel. With all this, they went spending their holidays in a hotel.
Friends by Radu Stoica Water. Always water means strength and emotions, means life. Beautiful background to emphasize the joy of a smile when friends are around. Happy moments should always be preserved like good pieces from life’s treasure. Friendship is a rare plant. Yes, it’s a clicheé but still, so true. Everybody knows it. Nick, George and Eliot, the little one. Three boys growing up together in the same town and sharing nice experiences while their childhood. Eliot is the one most full of curiosity. He once climbed a tree to see if there were eggs in the nest from the top of the tree. It was very dangerous. The tree was very tall but he wasn’t frightened at all. Nick and George, on the grass there, were more scared. Nick is the most reasonable one from the team. He knows better what is good to be done and what is wrong and he foresees the result of our actions. Me, I am George, the most thoughtful one of the group. I always ask why. Why should we do this, why should we do that and so on. My friends don’t have patience to explain me all the time. They just act. I love my friends and I think I should be more daring to take risks and to have more action. But I always want to know. For example, I want to know why do I feel so happy when I am with Nick and Eliot and why exploring the world by their side, I always get the best reward like having a great time when we meet and play together. I guess it’s because we are so different and yet, such good friends.
My Little Brother by Kotryna Tamulionytė One day my friends and I decided to go to the mountains. It was a special place as the view was astonishing. Everything was planned except one thing – my parents asked me to take my little
37 brother with me. I couldn’t believe it. I knew he is my brother but everyone knows what the little brothers are... he is so annoying sometimes. Well, I had no choice and told my brother to go pack some things for the journey and take the sandwiches our mother made us for the trip. My dad took us to the bus station where all my friends were waiting for me. It took four hours to get us to that special place. During the trip my little brothers got hungry, but guess what? He forgot to take the sandwiches. That is what I was telling you about. Fortunately my friends had plenty of food and saved us! Finally we reached the mountains. It took us one hour to reach the top of the mountain and my little brother made the climbing even harder. As we reached the top of the mountain my little brother asked me to take him to another place. He knew these mountains as he had spent a lot of time with our parents but he was afraid to go alone. I couldn’t say no. So I let my friends know where we go and started climbing. After 10 minutes we reached an amazing place. The view was fantastic. You could see the sea and just around the peak there was a lot of food and a cake with 17 candles. I couldn’t believe that I forgot my birthday! Suddenly all my friends came up to us and started singing to me. When they finished one of my friends told me that it was my little brother’s idea. I couldn’t believe it! We had a great time. We sang, we swam in the sea and took a lot of pictures. I still can’t believe that my little brother did all of that for me and I didn’t want to take him with me at first. I should never make any conclusions and I should try to do things with more will as everything turn for the best as I had opportunity to discover that. Now it’s my turn to surprise my lovely little brother.
Friends by Rocío Franco García, Paula Martínez Reguera, Eugenio Puerto Orozco Once upon a time there were three boys called to be friends. The oldest one was Frank. He was tall and he had dark hair. He didn't have any brothers and sister so he was the onlychild in his family. On the other side, there were two brothers who were called Michael and James. Michael
38 was eleven years old and his brother was seven. They were very good friends and they enjoyed playing in the forest on Sundays. One afternoon, Frank went to the forest with his family. They wanted to have a funny day. When they were having lunch, they heard the screams of other boys who were playing hide and seek. One,two,three,four... said James. Here we go! You won't be able to find me. Said Michael. When Frank heard the screams he asked his parents if he could go to play hide and seek with them. Mum, can I go there to play hide and seek, please? said Frank. Oh, sure! answered his mum. Then, Frank saw the other children and he started to talk with them. Hi! What are your names? said Frank. We're James and Michael. How old are you? answered James. I'm fourteen, and you? said Frank. I'm eleven and my brother's seven – answered James They were playing for a long time in the forest. They were playing a lot of games: hide and seek, football, basketball, volleyball... It was 4 p.m. when Michael got lost. James and Frank went to say that to Michael's parents, but nobody knew where he was. Mum! said James – we don't find James, we think that he got lost! It's unbelievable! said his mum. Let's go looking for him, please. Everybody, come on! After fifty minutes, Frank found Michael who was swimming in the river. After that, he got out from the water and he dried up his clothes. Because of that, Michael's mum punished him, so he couldn't play hide and seek again with his brother and his new friend. When it was 9 p.m , Michael's mum said: −
Michael! James! Come here!
Ok, mum! Give me a minute, please answered them.
Frank told his new friends that he had to fly to Poland so he couldn't see them again. For that, Michael and James said to their mum if they could spend more time with Frank, but she replied that it was impossible. Ok mum, but first let us take a photo!said James. At the end, they shared their telephone numbers and they said goodbye.
Three Musketeer Brothers….
Mehmet, Kemal and Ali are three brothers living in a small village in Uşak. Their father is a poor farmer and their mother died last year because of cancer. Their father is their mother at the same time but the eldest son Kemal helps him so much at home. They are used to live without their mother or they think that there is no other choice. Mehmet is 11 , Ali is 8 and Kemal is 14 years old. Ali and Mehmet goes to primary school, but Kemal doesn’t go to school to look after his brothers. Kemal works at the village café as waiter until evening. Otherwise it is impossible to survive with their fathers’ income. His father is not old but so tired to look after them. He never completes but he feels so morally broken after his wife’s death. He works so hard but it is not enough for his family. there is something really sorrowful health problem that he needs to take medical care as soon as possible. But money is problem as usual. He cannot afford to take this really important medical treatment.
Ali,Kemal and Mehmet are brothers but they are also nice friends. They are aware of
everything about his father and about their future but they are children, they can Still smile happily. Kemal knows that they will be alone soon because his father's illness. He plans something to survive. He plans to move to Istanbul, no matter he hasn't got any relatives there but he trust himself and he believes that he can look after his brothers there. Three weeks later while his father comes in the house he totters suddenly. He looks really miserable. That time is the last time he calls his sons' names.... Now the are orphans unfortunately... This is their fate. But these three brave kids are ready for their hard life. They have no relatives,no body who can care of them. Kemal has to make his brothers more comfortable than he did before. But first he spends some of his money for the bus tickets to Istanbul. In the morning they get ready for the travel with the questions in their mind. They hug each other for the last time smiling... They are so happy despite their sorrowful fate..
Friends by Jan Sobków, Piotr Mańkowski, Kacper Lipowicz One day three brothers, Łukasz, Zbychu and Robert decided to go sailing alone on the sea. They had a great time – laughing, joking and splashing water at each other. They brought snacks, drinks, games and a fishing rod. Why would we put on these stupid life jackets? Wondered Łukasz, the oldest brother I have no idea! We're not gonna drown or something. Agreed Zbychu. But Robert, the youngest of them did not agree. Of course no one listened to him – Shut up you idiot! What a mama's boy! Said Zbychu. And so they did, not aware of what was just about to happen... Soon the sky became black, they felt a strong wind and saw flashes. At first they thought the storm was only going to last for a few minutes... But in a short time they understood, that it was not an ordinary storm. The sky appeared to be covered with steel. And it was falling down. Then the brothers were blinded by an extremely bright, pulsating light. And that was the last thing they remembered before they passed out. Zbychu woke up... somewhere. The first thing he understood, was that he doesn't feel gravity. As he was looking around, the only things that he could identify were his brothers, still unconscious. The room... If it could be called a room was round. Completely spheric. Łukasz and Robert were in front of him, surrounded by some weird apparatus, that looked like nothing he had seen in the past. Floating in midair held in place by an invisible force. This took about half an hour, but it seemed like eternity. Then a small sphere appeared. It looked possibly indescribable by any of the words we know, because it looked like nothing any of the human beings had ever seen. It didn't move, stayed perfectly in the centre of the room, but Zbychu certainly felt it's influence. His brothers also woke up, looking around and wondering what was happening. The sphere did not speak, but they knew it was communicating with them. It didn't move, it didn't do anything but they immediately knew what it wanted from them. It wanted some foam. And it was obvious to them, that they need to hand it in instantly, or they will die.
41 Do you feel that? Asked Zbychu. It wants some foam. Replied Robert, with no sign of a doubt. But how? Łukasz was shocked. It doesn't matter! We don’t have any foam! We have! I took our life jackets in my backpack! Shouted the youngest one and threw his bag towards the little sphere. When it was in the middle of the way there it started glowing brightly, and exploded with no sound or shock wave. After that the brothers were returned to the place they had been taken from. But their boat was no longer here. That's the last remaining photo remaining of them. Always wear your life jackets when being kidnapped by aliens.
Chapter 6 - Scream
Scream by Diana Gavril A hot summer’s day. My friends and I going together outside in nature to spend good time and have fun, to talk together and get to know each other better. My friends went to put the tent on the grass, to establish things for camping that night. I was left in the car, looking for my makeup and personal things spread all over the car’s floor. Ufff, I couldn’t find my phone. „Is there wifi access here?” I thought. Guess not. That’s too bad. Lately I have forgotten what it is like to spend time in nature with my friends. We usually go in malls, having a juice or a coffee, something, talking a little bit about our school activities, about movies and our future plans. And then, we take our phones, open internet and socialise....with the other friends. Sometimes I feel so strange. I don’t have patience, I can’t concentrate in a face to face conversation and I feel the imperious need to check my phone to see what is happening online. This is not good. But now I am here, outside, in nature, green grass, fresh air, friends, friends. Hey, friends, look at me, I’m here ! Wait for me, I’m coming to help you fix the tent. Don’t be scared, I just want your attention, so I screeeam…
The Lonely Girl and the Friendship by Tadas Janulis Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in Spain. She was very lonely and sad because didn‘t know how to make friends. She was envious for other children who had friends and were happy that‘s why she searched for happy children and tried to scare them. When she saw scared
44 faces she felt a little better as at that moment she could see that she's not the only one who isn‘t happy. Sadly that lasted only for a moment, so she had to repeat it quite often. One late autumn evening, two girls decided to go for a walk and explore the new city. They were new in this city so they enjoyed every minute of it and they were taking a lot of pictures. They wanted to send those photos to their friends who they left in their old town. The girls were laughing and singing. Suddenly, the lonely girl who was walking through the city heard laughter and got really angry. She saw a car which was left opened so the lonely girl decided to get into the car's boot and wait for the happy girls there. She had no choice; she just wanted to stop that laugh which was making her feel even sadder. When the girls stopped next to the car to take a picture of a really nice building the lonely girl opened the boot from the inside and started screaming. Two happy girls turned around and gasped for a moment. The girl who was holding a digital camera couldn‘t move, she had her finger pressed on the button and it was flashing every second what made the atmosphere even more scary. The two girls quickly grasped what is happening and started running as fast as they could. When they disappeared out of sight, the lonely girl took a deep breath and went back home whistling. Her plan worked. The two scared girls went straight home and told the story to their parents. They were shocked that this could happen on their first day in the new city so they decided to call the police. The police heard out the story but they didn‘t believe it. They said that there is a legend of the lonely girl in the city. People say that she scares happy children but no adult had ever seen her so they believe that it is just a legend. They suggested relaxing and believing that there is no lonely girl it is just a legend which is told by children. But suddenly one of the girls shouted: „You are wrong! Look! “And she gave the digital camera to one of the officer‘s hands and officers gasped in amazement. There was a photo of the scary lonely girl. The two girls accidentally took the photo of the lonely girl at that scary moment. So there was the evidence. The police officers couldn‘t believe their eyes. So many years they heard the story and they didn‘t believe it. As the policemen knew the neighbourhood very well it didn‘t take a long time to find out the address of the lonely girl. They found out that the girl lives with her parents who are very busy with their jobs and they don‘t spend time with the girl. They are also very strict and they don‘t let the girl to keep any pets. The girl feels lonely, envious and has no selfconfidence. Through the year she became very angry and closed. When the two girls and their parents heard this story they knew they had to do something. As it was autumn and the Halloween was near to come, they made a plan to organise a Halloween
45 party for local children to get to know each other. Everyone was obliged to wear scary masks. The girls thought that it will make the lonely girl to feel braver. And it worked. When the girls saw the lonely girl entering the house they felt very happy but they didn‘t show that. Without waiting they ran to meet the girl and they have decided to introduce themselves in a scary way. The lonely girl couldn‘t recognise the two girls as they were wearing masks. All the evening the two girls spend with the lonely girl. The lonely girl was very shy at first but in a while they found a lot of common topics as they were of the same age. With every minute the lonely girl felt better and better. You could see that from her face. The party came to an end. Everyone went home and the two girls suggested the lonely girl to visit them tomorrow. The lonely girl took a thought for a while but finally agreed. The next day the girls heard a doorbell. They knew it was their new friend but the girls weren‘t as brave as they were yesterday during the Halloween party. There were no masks this time, they had to face the lonely girl. When they opened the door the lonely girl‘s face got pale. She realized that these girls were the ones who she scared a couple of days ago. She felt terrible and wanted to run, but the two girls suddenly grabbed her hands and said: “Hi friend! It‘s so nice to see you! What‘s your name? “ The lonely girl stood for a while speechless when suddenly something touching happened inside her heart. She couldn‘t understand what but she felt relieved. She smiled and whispered: “My name is Hope“. It was the beginning of a true friendship...
The Witch’s Legend by Ana Franco García, Clara Rodríguez Reinado, Celia González Rosado Once upon in time there was a girl who was speaking with her friends about the power of their favorite actress in a movie and they told her about an old legend of a witch who had many types of potions to achieve the desires.
46 Killey, the girl's name, listened to the tale about the witch.She wanted to visit her, to solve her desire, but she didn't know where was living and she didn't know what her name was and she didn't know how to find her. The next day, in the evening, Killey and her sister went to the library. There, they found books with legends of the witch. Thanks to these books they managed to know about her. At night they crossed the river and in the other place of the forest there was the witch's house. It was enormous, with spiderwebs and insects all over. The place it was very ancient and it was very cold and there were a lot of big animals. That knocked on the door with intrigue. The sound of the bell sound looked the howling of a wolf, they were completely scared when they listened to it, because the didn't know what it was. A few minutes later, a hunchback man opened the door 10 cm and he asked them through the narrow space:Who are you? What do you come for? For whom do you look? The deep and irritating voice scared them, and the hesitating voice they possess the legend about which they had hear. Then the hunchback man let the girls come into the house and he said to them: The witch is at the end of the corridor. When they went to the end of the corridor they found an enormous and dark room. There was a terrible smell and there were dead animals. Hello, are you Madame Blavasky? What do you want guys, at this time of the evening?¡ We came because it is supposed that you can give us a potion, that if we had it some of our desires could come true. Aja¡...Which is your desire? We would like to read an people is brain. Then the witch went to make her potion and ten minutes later she came back and gave it to them, but the witch told them that they had to have it before five minutes being outside the fridge because she potion could lose its effect… After the piece of advice, they opened the little bottle, closed their eyes and had the potion. In one or two hours, you will realize its effectSaid the witch. Girls went away, and came back their homes.
47 When they arrived home, it was impossible to sleep, they were so nervous… After thirteen minutes, one hour, two hours, there were no changes in their thoughts and finally they got asleep. Next day early in the morning the woke up, and the sunlight that came into their rooms through the window was burning. And they saw the pie was burning them, they tried to read the thoughts but they were not able to do it because they could not stand so much in sun, so they went to speak with the witch. Once they arrived her home, the witch got surprised because of their burns, the girls explained her what was happening and the witch had a look to the potion she gave them and realized that she gave them a wrong potion. So, the ashamed nasty lady took the girls in order to hide them, nobody had to know anything about her mistake. Then, the girls tried to go out of the car where they were and go back because they could not deal with the terrible pain on their skin they ended up by turning into dust.
Scream by unknown In fact she has splendid houses, jewellery, cars and she is really so rich. Her name is Mrs Natalie Ken. She lives in a lovely street in a big residence but she has nice relationship with her neighbours. She also has 2 pretty daughters. Amelie and Nazlı are twin sisters and her father died 3 years ago at a car accident. Natalie can buy anything she wishes. Nothing can stop her except her daughters. Natalie looks a little spoiled woman but her daughters absolutely not. The girls are always calm and modest. Natalie is also ambitious woman. But there is another woman that her husband’s sister Miss Ertugrul. She is so angry to Natalie because all she has, belong to her brother in fact. At least she thinks like that. She also loves her nieces as well.
48 Natalie has some plans that she believes to be more happy than she is. Because she didn’t feel free herself before this time her daughters needn’t any care , she has money, and she wants to be loved. And she likes a man from next street. That is her plan. And he has plans on her as well. He is aware of her money. Natalie looks terrible when she is with Miss Ertugrul because Ertugrul doesn’t like her behaviours. She doesn’t trust her as well. But she just thinks that she is her niece's' mother. That is all. The girls just think their school and their mother’s sorrow. They both think that she is alone and sad so they just want to make her happy with their success at school. But Natalie is not innocent as they are. She and her poor love make their plan and they want to leave them back to have a new life. In the Sunday morning the waitress sets the table for the breakfast and the girls are ready for the breakfast. Natalie is a little late because she is on the phone with her love. But they have an unexpected guest in the morning for the breakfast. She is Miss Ertugrul that she doesn’t need to call them to visit. Natalie feels shocked because she starts her escape plan today. Nobody knows where her next location is with her love. Natalie tries to look calm but she can hear her own heart beat so clearly. They all have their breakfast happily. But Miss Ertugrul and Natalie look at each other suspiciously and send a fake smile. The girls are having fun in this sunny Sunday morning ignorant of the facts. After the breakfast they go to play house and they call her friends as well. The two ladies stay alone at the table. But Miss Ertugrul asks Natalie for permission to leave. This is the happiest time of Natalie because she can start her plan then. She calls her boyfriend and he comes to take her. Natalie plans every detail of the escape with him. He picks her up from the residence with his car. Both of them are so happy but she neglects something that she thinks to transfer all the money to another account of her boyfriend. Now all the money and other things are at his account. He starts to drive to the harbour because they are about the leave by cruise to Norway.
49 Suddenly Geremy her love turns to an unknown street. First she doesn’t understand anything but when he takes the second turn to another unknown street she needs to ask the reason. He smiles and kisses her once. This doesn’t satisfy her until she sees Miss Ertugrul holding the girls. They look like waiting somebody. This is not Natalie. This is Geremy….Miss Ertugrul’s real fiancé!!! He gets of the car and gives a happy kiss to Miss Ertugrul. First Natalie doesn’t understand anything but then Miss Ertugrul congratulate Geremy with a kiss, she start to scream and cry. She is nothing now. She cant get out of the car. Ertugrul ,Geremy and girls turn back and leave her alone. Miss Ertugrul gets all the money and the others with Natalie’s innocent permission!!!
Scream by Julia Niemiec, Oliwia Zalewska, Marcin Nowicki Last summer me and my family were driving to Spain. We were so excited because it was our first journey abroad. Unfortunately spending time in car is really boring. My younger brother , Jose and me decided to play games. We started with telling funny jokes. I asked him: What's red and not good for teeth? ... He tried to figure it out but he didn't know the answer. So I told him: The brick. Jose started laughing so much and got the hiccup. At the beginning it was funny but later it turned being annoying. We didn’t know how to help him so we did a brainstorm. First he was supposed to stop breathing but it didn’t help. Next we gave him a bottle of water but without any results. What could we do more? Nobody in our car knew. Unexpectedly an idea came to my mind. I suggested to stop for dinner in a restaurant. Not only me but also all family was hungry. So we stopped at first bar we saw. When we were eating my brother went to the toilet. Then my parents
50 and me planned how to stop Jose's hiccup. I finished my dinner earlier and I "went to the toilet". In fact I ran to the car and hid inside. I wanted to scare Jose! They came to the car park five minutes later. My dad knew that he had to open the trunk. He told Jose that he had to find something. And then... I JUMPED OUT AND SCARED HIM! My plan worked. The hiccup stopped. Everybody was very happy and Jose was the happiest person in the world.
The House near the Lake The house near the lake, which is inhabited by tourists during the holidays, has a sinister history behind him. Every summer the village is visited and the house is full of travellers, but ultimately from days later and never come back! Once behind the house burned down and the family that inhabited it eventually died. It is later rebuilt for tourism. Many people believe that the family joins every night to haunt the unwanted guests, and the younger girl, Alice, haunts the dreams of children who reside in the house.
A casa junto ao lago A casa junto ao lago, que é habitada por turistas durantes as férias, tem uma sinistra história por detrás de si. Todos os verões a vila é visitada e a casa fica cheia de viajantes, mas acabam por partir dias depois e nunca mais voltam! Em tempos atrás a casa sofreu um incêndio e a família que a habitava acabou por morrer. Mais tarde é reconstruída para turismo. Muita gente acredita que a família se junta todas as noites para assombrar os hóspedes indesejados, e a menina mais nova, a Alice, assombra os sonhos das crianças que na casa residem.
Chapter 7 - The Sun
It was a warm summer evening. The sun was setting down and its rays were coloring the sky in red. The river was calm and looked like a mirror reflecting the image of the sky. Small boats rested in the twilight after a long and hard day. One by one colourful glitters began to appear on the other side of the river bank. People from different corners of the city hurried to their cosy homes hiding from the hustle and bustle. The wind carried peace and quiet on its wings accompanying flamy clouds to their long journey. In the dusk the figure of the fisherman Jonas carrying the rod and the bucket in his hand appeared. Everyone knew Jonas…
He has been living in a house on the hill near the lake for many years. He looked like a fisherman from the movies. The long white beard was fluttering in the wind, his face was wrinkled and covered by some dark spots. He had blue eyes and was of medium height. Jonas was always wearing high rubber boots, waterproof coat and a hat. He was a man of few words and didn’t like talking to other people, though there were some rumors that he could communicate with fish. He isn’t just like the others. He likes adventures. The darker, the better for him. When most of people was gone, he decided to get his boat and sail. He didn't tell anyone about this. He had a nice boat. Not big, but maintained. He cut off the ropes, get into a boat and sail. He was following the river bank. When he saw what's next to the river estuary, he just couldn’t move…
53 The view along the river estuary was just extraordinary and awesome. No one could ever explain the hidden paradise. Rumors made him look like crazy, saying that he could talk to fish. The whole town thought he was crazy, and no one ever talked to him since rumors began. But the place he had just found was different. It was really a paradise for him, he was just like any other. This was the adventure of his life, the real was finally going to start. In this place, there was harmony between animals and humans, and of course, halfhuman creatures. He became happy since the first time he had looked into that pure beauty of nature…
In the sight mermaids were singing heavenly songs, greeting him and lighting up his path in the Danube Delta. Suddenly, from beneath the dark surface of the water, showed up a splash of light from which a goldfish sprang out. The fish told him: Good fisherman Jonas, because you have been living an honest life and you helped the poor, The Spirit of Waters sent me to fulfill you three wishes. Fisherman was thinking and said: I would really like to know what are my childhood friends doing. They were like brothers to me but life has led them in other countries and I have been missing them all this time. This is why I became so withdrawn and silent. Very well, said the Goldfish. He made a spell and the fisherman fall asleep.In this magic sleep fisherman travelled at the speed of thought with the goldfish beside him. So they came over the Atlantic and slowly approaching saw a family of fishermen who lived peacefully and cheerfully sailing and fishing in the ocean. Jonas understood that those were his friends from childhood. They had families and they were living good lives in Portugal. Then the fisherman with the Goldfish flew over Spain where fisherman could recognize another friend who was running a toreador school. Jonas could not be happier. The Goldfish shook his golden tail and they went over the Baltic Sea to Lithuania. Here Jonas recognized other friends of his, who were making their living creating amber jewelry. Flying over
Poland, he found his friends
manufacturing baskets and crocheted laces, living also in peace and harmony. Then the fish brought him in flight over the lands of Anatolia to Pamukkale where his friends, former fishermen, were quietly enjoying the life around the beauty of the white limestone land
54 under the warm friendly sun. He recognised his friend who was running an antiques bazaar and Jonas's heart was full of joy. He could see all his friends and he knew .......
And he knew he had to move on and change drastically if he wanted to achieve happiness. Flying over the most beautiful city he had never seen: huge monuments, large bridges, upbeat and lively people, whose cheerfulness looked like the result of a glowing sunlight that has always lighted up their lifes and the most gorgeous and dazzling city of Seville. But the most prominent part of the sight they had in front of their eyes was the aweinspiring Guadalquivir, the river. " I hope every time that you look at your reflection on any river that you see, you will imagine me beside you " Jonas’s voice: Suddenly, some memories came back to my mind, someone appeared next to me; I could recognize her reflection over the river’s surface. Immediately, her image started to dissipate and the huge familiar Goldfish appeared in front of me: It’s time to make your second wish comes true! – he said. I’ve been waiting for this moment to arrive, and I think my ideas are almost cleared up...I would like to go back some years in my life, just to have the choice to meet one person again – I answered. Oh, are you sure? That is a determining wish, because it would change your whole life – he told me. I am sure it will be worth it I smiled. I closed my eyes...I told myself not to be afraid of this change, because the reason why I was doing it meant the world to me, and I didn’t even realise it yet... Hi Jonas, it is nice to see you again – she whispered next to me.
55 I look at my left, and there she was: María, my friend’s sister. Her brother was the man running a toreador school here in Seville. I couldn’t believe it: You are finally here...I mean hi, hello, what’s up? – I got really nervous. Well, it’s been so much time waiting for you Jonas – she smiled.
Jonas smiled Maria as well. They kept their silence for few minutes but suddenly Maria offered him to walk on the beach together. Jonas surprised because he had never walked with a girl before. The sun was about to set. The sky was red and gray.The wind was blowing with the sun’s final light. Maria looked like to say something but she was nervous a little bit. They walked all the beach without a word but when they arrived at the cottage of Jonas, she suddenly turned to him and said the big words.” Jonas ı am in love with you for long time and ı can not say it.” He shocked, stood wordlessly.But this sentence was the turning point of his boring life. First he started to talk to everybody. Because he was really in a big love. Maria was his real world. He painted his boat in red and yellow that he wasn’t dark anymore. Many things were said about him as rumour but this time his big love with Maria was not a rumour. One day again they were walking on the beach in hands and suddenly Jonas turned to her and asked her to marry him....Maria accepted this offer because she really wanted to marry this fisherman Jonas. Nobody could not believe his change but that was true... On the day of wedding the people were on the same beach where Jonas proposed his marriage. The weather was strangely so sunny and wet. Nobody was uncomfortable of this. But when the priest asked the most important question to Maria that even if she wanted to marry Jonas. Jonas could die because of his excitement. Something happened so strange. Maria was looking at Jonas face and she was barking. Jonas couldn't understand what happened at first.but she barked once more.He wanted to shake her but this time Maria jumped over him and they both fell down on the floor. Everybody was looking at them with curious eyes. Jonas felt something on his cheek some sticky water. Maria was on him and she was licking his cheek.Jonas wanted to cry. He couldn’t understand her. But the last bark made him open his sleepy eyes. He opened his eyes and looked around hoped to see Maria and the guests. But in fact there was no Maria, no guests. It was his loyal dog, Frankenstein. And they were in his boat in the middle of the lake under the hot sun. Jonas fell
56 asleep in his boat under the hot sun and his dog was hungry. He got up and everything was same..But no Maria, no love no new clothes, no mermaids. He was the same Jonas...He smiled for a while and rowed towards the shore of the lake.
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