A runaway takes a unexpected detour
|Cody ran as soon as he heard the siren. He squatted by a broken down fence waiting to see if the police car was getting closer.
Cody relaxed when the siren stopped. He turned and something shiny caught his eye. It was coming from the old abandoned house. It flashed again almost blinding him with its brightness. Cody normally avoided the unknown, but he was curious. Once inside, he found an old chair that half of the upholstery was missing, he looked around searching for the shiny object, then he figured it out, the roof had a hole in it and in the right position it reflected brightly on the crystal door knob. Disappointed Cody turned to leave, that’s when the door creaked open, revealing a large machine in the back room. Cody walked closer and was shocked at how new the machine looked, it wasn’t even dusty. In the center of the machine was a built in chair. Cody sat down admiring how awesome the machine was, wondering what all the levers were for. He was about to get up, when a young woman burst through the door and yelled don’t touch that lever. He was so frightened by her appearance, his hand slipped, pulling down the lever. The machine came to life, lights flashed and the whole room seemed to spin. Then total darkness and Cody passed out. When he awoke the machine was gone and he was lying on a bed of purple grass and when he looked up the sky was green, but what frightened him the most, there were two suns, a larger one and a lesser one. Then he thought of the last words he had said to his mom before he ran out of the house,”I hope I never see you again”.