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entrance to the giant maze, and once you enter, you are in. If you turn around and come back out, you are disqualified. There are twenty of you, and usually only eight make it to round two. So prepare yourself for what is about to happen, and don’t give up.” Everyone was eager. I turned to Ms. Elizabeth and hugged her. “I am so scared.” “You can do this janie. This is what we have trained to do. You are the only one here who has been on intense and scary adventures. Everyone else has been through normal training school. You have the advantage. We have made it this far.” I nodded while giving her another hug. I walked forward to the canvas, and stood in a row with the other kids. To the left of me was a boy, a little taller than me. To the right was a very small and tough looking girl. We made eye contact and smiled. I stuck my hand out to her, and she shook my hand. “I’m Janie.” “Hey. I’m Christina.” “You nervous?” “Yep, but I am not giving up.” “Good luck, maybe I will see you again later on.” “Good luck to you too.” Steven Ponzini The canvas rose, and a whistle blew. I looked back to Ms. Elizabeth and waved, and then turned back and ran into the maze. My backpack was slung against my back, making it harder to run. I remembered reading something about mazes. It said that it is easier to stay near the sides of the maze. So I found the edge, and I stayed along them. It felt as if the maze was never going to end. I ran into some dead ends, but quickly got myself on a steady path again. I felt like I have walked miles, but my watch says it has only been twenty minutes. Five minutes later, I saw it, I saw the end. I ran to it. I saw no one ahead of me and no one behind me, which means that they are still far back in the maze. I was looking into the woods and I wasn’t sure where to start, when I saw it. In the distance I saw a ladder hanging from a super tall tree. I ran as fast as I could, not wanting anyone to see me. As I was climbing up the ladder, almost to the top, I heard footsteps from a distance. It was that boy next to me. He was looking around, super dazed and lost. I was too high up for him to see me, I was in the trees. I was debating lifting the later up, so that no one else could get up, but it wouldn’t matter. There are probably other ways to get to stage two. I reached the top of the ladder, but there was no platform or anything. Just tree. I hopped of the ladder and onto a thick branch. I decided to pull up the ladder, and shoved it into my bag. I was just sitting in a tree, feeling super dumb for not thinking that it was probably a fake entrance to the path. Then I saw it, the rope. Two trees away, there was rope flailing in the wind. I climbed through the branches when all of the sudden it started raining. The branches started to get slippery. I got onto my hands and knees to try and balance myself. My knee slipped and the bark ripped it open. The cut was bleeding pretty badly so I used a t-shirt that I packed and tied it around my knee. I kept on going, I was determined. Once I reached the rope,

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Imagine - In Honor of John Lennon  

Literary Art Magazine Pierson Middle School Sag Harbor, New York May 13, 2019

Imagine - In Honor of John Lennon  

Literary Art Magazine Pierson Middle School Sag Harbor, New York May 13, 2019