Special Mention to Subair Noor All was calm in Kingsley Community Primary School. Ms. O’Neil was marking books in her classroom as the pupils laughed and played outside. She went to sip her coffee, but it had all run out. She sighed, and headed to the staffroom for the last few minutes of breaktime. Ms. O’Neil emerged a few moments later, fresh coffee in her hand, and back into her classroom. But, unlike before, it was silent. She frowned and set her coffee down on her desk. Ms. O’Neil headed outside to check on her class… but the yard was empty. “Come on, break time is over.” She called and received no response. There was a mysterious laugh from above her. Ms. O’Neil looked up to see a huge monstrous floating beast hovering above a tree. “There you are, Ms. O’Neil.” It chuckled menacingly at her. The sky crackled above the beast as it laughed. Suddenly, sensing danger, Ms. O’Neil sprang into action. In a quick WHIP Ms. O’Neil became Wonder Teacher! The beast looked shocked at her. “You can’t take any more children from my class!” She shouted with and shot lasers out of her eyes. The beast dodged them, and he laughed at her attempt to hurt him. “I think you will already find that I have taken over your school, Ms. O’Neil. All the children will be my minions!” With a thunderous clap, he disappeared from Ms. O’Neil’s sight. There was laughter. Children’s laughter. Her class emerged from the bushes surrounding their school yard. Their eyes were glowing bright orange as they walked toward Wonder Teacher. “What are-“ She was cut short as one of them snapped a branch from a tree to use against her. “Please, don’t…” She pleaded, not wanting to hurt her class. Another pupil walked forward in a trance. Just as the first tried to swing at her with the branch, she jumped, and skipped it just in time. However, she tumbled through the bushes, hitting her head against the fence of the school. There was a BEEP. BEEP. Ms. O’Neil looked up to see a transmitter stuck to the fence, a red light flashing upon it. BEEP. “I wonder…” She reached forward, finger lurking by a button that said, ‘Don’t Push!’. CLICK. Ms. O’Neil waited on bated breath but there was nothing. She peeked out through the bushes, and saw her class, eyes no longer orange, playing with a football. “Okay class.” She announced, stepping from the bushes now in her normal clothes, “It’s time to get back to class.” She walked inside, leading her pupils, a final glance to the sky as she went. “I will get you back. One day.” She said to the sky. The battle was far from over.