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Monday, March 10, 2014

100 Word Stories!



In 100 words, my students have written stories inspired by the Chateau Miranda, located in Celles, Belgium. The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after World War II, Miranda Castle was used as an orphanage. It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow authorities to care for the structure. Because of its past, this haunting castle remains a favourite amongst ghost hunters. (source: http://www.distractify.com/culture/arts/the-most-spectacular-abandoned-places-in-the-world/)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hartblood Manor Pink Platypus

A storm had just passed and the clouds were now left a dark, ashy gray at Hartblood Manor. Magic, the black horse, stood beneath the ivy-covered balcony. Upon the balcony, a minuscule hand peeped over the rail. Swan, the nine year old girl, watching her horse as he munched on an apple. Word was that Swan was the only person living in the manor. Nico Banks, an Australian explorer, knocked on the large door on the last day of April. The door opened, exactly five inches. Nico was pulled in, there was a screech, and a loud chopping sound. Gasp!

Anonymous said...

Pink Pltypus
Hartblood Manor

A storm had just passed and the clouds were now left a dark, ashy gray at Hartblood Manor. Magic, the black horse, stood beneath the ivy-covered balcony. Upon the balcony, a minuscule hand peeped over the rail. Swan, the nine year old girl, watching her horse as he munched on an apple. Word was that Swan was the only person living in the manor. Nico Banks, an Australian explorer, knocked on the large door on the last day of April. The door opened, exactly five inches. Nico was pulled in, there was a screech, and a loud chopping sound. Gasp!

Anonymous said...

White wolf




As I sit here, my heart beating faster. The sound fear, the sound of blood, the sound of death, getting closer. Its going to find me and it's going to kill me. The creaking of weight on the old wooden floor, an unforgivable sound of terror, this is all too real, and it’s getting closer. I just wait, wait for death to find me. Time passes slowly. A distinctive odor, getting stronger, filling my lungs with the smell of rotting flesh and decay. Death is coming to me, choking me, before it even shows its own face.

Anonymous said...

Beige Buffalo The New House


“Are we almost there?” William asked, his voice bumping with the car on the old cracked road. “Yes dear,” My mom replies. “Haven’t you asked that enough William?” I ask with a purposeful sarcastic tone in my voice. “Are you excited, Steven?” my dad asks, keeping his eyes on the road. I don’t reply, because he already knows my thoughts about the house after watching the Ghost Hunters show. When we finally pull up the driveway, my hair stands up on my back. I can see a faint, transparent shadow of a demonic little girl staring down on the car.

Anonymous said...

The Dark Castle
Red Rhino

1,000 years ago, this castle was used by kings and queens alike. The castle was polished so well, one could see their reflection on the floors. After the beating the castle took during the war, it became uninhabitable. The castle was abandoned, left to rot.
Now the castle is dark, with windows shattered. If one were to stand before it, one would think the castle was leaning towards them. There is a story behind this castle… It was not the war that made the citizens flee… It was the terrible things that happened afterwards...

Anonymous said...

Orange Octopus

The Cold Winter Night



One cold winter day Emma was walking in the forest. After about an hour of walking she became paralyzed. In front of Emma the biggest castle she had ever seen, it was covered in cobwebs. Emma had heard of it before; but she thought it was a rumor. Emma decided to walk closer as she walked closer she saw a sign that said “orphanage” she thought to herself, “This place has been abandoned for years, why is the sign still there?” Emma opened the front door, when she walked inside the door slammed behind her. Then there was a scream.

Anonymous said...

Teal Tasmanian Devil
3\12\14
A Block
The House on The Left
As my two friends and I walk up to the house, the gigantic house covers about a football field. My friend Jim opens the door and walks in. I ask “what are you doing?!”
He turns and hisses,”shut up and follow me!” My other friend Kyle shrugs with a grin and follows Jim. We trail him throw the entire house when suddenly we hear pots smashing together. We hear it coming from the basement, Kyle dashes over to the door and turns the knob. Jim gallops down the stairs and we pursue. BANG BANG BANG BANG!! What was that?





Anonymous said...

Peach Snail

The “Mystical Castle”
The “mystical castle” that lies abandoned in the dark woods watches every possible movement. The dark, puffy clouds surround the castle and the lightning struck every hour at the windows; the windows broke, glass flying left and right and cutting the children. This castle was quite scary, it was an orphanage. The dark, muddy path that leads to the front door is where a large shadow appears and a raspy voice screams; the owner of the orphanage. The children lie on uncomfortable beds and wait for time to pass.. Nobody has stepped out of this “castle” and nobody ever will.

Anonymous said...

The Convicts Children Reviewed by Magenta Cockroach

Jack and Dakota, two orphans, were about to begin their first day in there new orphanage, the Luxembourg Locker. As they were walking in, Dakota got a feeling that she would never have a chance to enjoy her childhood due to the life she was about to endure. On the other hand, Jack, the more optimistic of the two, was thinking of ways to escape this spider web woven by Jerome, the man who began them on a life of criminals. In agreement Jack and Dakota had decided they were going to escape when luck was in favor of them.

Anonymous said...

Blue Beluga
3/10/14

The Kidnapped Orphans

Back in the 1800’s in Coolsville, Ireland orphans were kidnapped. The kidnapper was unnamed and every week two more orphans would go missing, nobody has found them yet. The last two orphans knew that they were next. One day they were playing checkers when they heard the door creaking open. Running quickly up the creaky stairs. They opened the closet door. They found the kidnapped orphans. They untied them and crawled through the secret passage way. They heard the man coming when they were almost outside the old building collapsed and they were crushed under the heavy walls and debris.

Anonymous said...

By: The Pink Pony
The Berkshire Orphanage

Berkshire Orphan Home. Located outside of Berkshire county, Germany. Its been abandoned for several years now, no one knows what’s inside or what it looks like. The German government shut it down ten years later. No one knows why except for one person.
Jeffrey Fly the Private Eye is his name. He is a bald, miniature man, in his upper thirties, and driving back from a case in Berlin when he thought he saw something. He saw a familiar place up ahead called Berkshire Orphanage. Jeffery was staring at the humongous towers and walls when he started screaming in fear.

Anonymous said...

The Purple Wampahoofus
100 Word Story
3/12/14
D-Block

The Abandoned Orphanage of Charlington Forest

The murky woodland of Charlington is home to the once lively Charlington orphanage. Rumors say that a nasty disease found its way through the orphanage walls and killed nearly sixty children. The orphanage was then closed, left as a feared symbol of the town’s despair. The local folk of Charlington say they have heard mysterious voices and do not think the house is currently abandoned. Fear of unforgiving spirits has kept most people from entering. Though whenever someone does, you hear the faint clang of the orphanage bells and know that another man will not return to the outside world.

Anonymous said...

Colorful Caterpillar

At an orphanage in Paris, France, ten orphans mysteriously went missing. The orphanage owner, Miss Claira, explained that when she called the orphans to do chores, only 17 appeared, not 18. For the next nine days, one orphan would disappear. Some orphans mentioned that they had been hearing shrieks at night. Later, two orphans went to investigate. As they crept into the old, eerie basement, the dusty air made them cough. Each cautious movement they made, the floorboards creaked. The silent basement was not silent anymore. They heard Miss Claira’s haunting yell. She glared at them, then everything went black.

Anonymous said...

Colorful Kitten
The Cause
One day, a little girl was roaming through the lonely, inhospitable castle that she called her “home”. The little girl was Princess Emmalina, the queen’s daughter, and the castle had been a happy place until the unsolved murder of the queen. The murderer, shame and guilt in his heart, had killed himself after, and, without her knowing it, was back to haunt Emmalina. While she was walking, there was a whoosh, she took a quick glance over her shoulder. She ran, her lip quivering, sweat dripping down her back, the sheets on the furniture flapping. Not looking back, not caring.

Anonymous said...

Maroon Armadillo
3/12/14

The Hotel
“Hurry up, we’re going to be late!” yelled Jackie as she was packing up to go stay at a hotel. When they looked online, it seemed to be an extravagant place full of fun! When they pulled up and looked at the building, their faces dropped. “What. is . this?”Jackie asked in disgust. Walking in, they looked at this abandoned castle. Jackie’s little brother had shivers running through him as he said with a shaky voice, “I want to go home.” “No. You are stuck here now,” said a man in the distance.

Anonymous said...

‘Ole’ Tuckaway, By Red Squirrel
Hi, I’m George. I ain’t the typical happy-go-lucky western folk; I love creepiness. I’m a squatter, but I only go to abandoned castles. I stayed in every castle in the U.S. besides “ The Old Tuckaway” in Nottingham, NH, before my life changed. I got into the castle and snoozed. While sleeping, I experienced dreams of a grandma screaming, “GET ‘OUTTA’ MY HOUSE!” After awaking, it would not leave my head; I left, seeing the lady on the street. Suddenly, I felt enraged; I killed her! Now I’m stuck in prison for eternity. ‘Shooooot!’ I ‘shoulda’ never done it.

Anonymous said...

Purple Husky

The Castle

Ever since Mom left, we've never stayed in one place for too long. I've been to three schools in the past year. This time Dad says we’re staying put. As we drive down the street I see some old houses. When we pulled into our new driveway, I saw it, the massive black, overgrown castle. We walked in Dad said,
“She’s a beauty right?”
“Sure Dad,” I thought to myself.
We walked towards the basement and I started to hear weird noises. I opened the door, and Dad got pulled down by a green tentacle. All I remember is darkness.

Anonymous said...

Purple Husky

The Castle

Ever since Mom left, we've never stayed in one place for too long. I've been to three schools in the past year. This time Dad says we’re staying put. As we drive down the street I see some old houses. When we pulled into our new driveway, I saw it, the massive black, overgrown castle. We walked in Dad said,
“She’s a beauty right?”
“Sure Dad,” I thought to myself.
We walked towards the basement and I started to hear weird noises. I opened the door, and Dad got pulled down by a green tentacle. All I remember is darkness.

Anonymous said...

By: Dark Blue Donkey

The Orphanage
It started fifty years ago, in the extraordinary colorful orphanage. Today it is an aged, run down building. No one knows exactly what happened, but people do know it was horrid death. “ Little Jimmy had just moved in,” said the elderly caretaker, Bobby Huoise. “ He was the smallest boy I had ever seen! Only about four foot seven inches and in the fifth grade!” the caretaker exaggerated. “ One day, he was furious at someone and turned the whole place upside down. I had hustled out before I got injured. Little Jimmy had died that day, but how, is the question.”

Anonymous said...

The Thing That Lurks-
In 1936 on Friday, April 13th something terrible happened. All that the authorities know is that 18 people went in and never came out. Don’t be fooled by its desolate exterior because someone, or should I say, something, lives there and it doesn't plan on coming out.
It’s the thing that lurks that you need to watch out for. It goes unnamed, untamed, and unknown It’s the thing that you know is there but can never be seen, heard, or uncovered. Waiting for its victims where life and death meet in the abandoned mansion, but after all it’s just revenge. -By Sea Green Salamander

Anonymous said...

Blue Mongoose
3/13/14
A-block
The Old Orphanage


This mansion was an orphanage for little boys and girls. Now it is known to be haunted with whispers of little boys, the screams of girls echoing off the walls, and seeing shadows of the dead workers! Every person that visited vanished , never to be seen again ! The castle itself was made when there were such things as dragons! Some people are too scared to even get close to the deadly castle. Legend says that even the bravest souls die in that castle. But most of all it is one haunted castle.

Anonymous said...

Neon Green Octopus
3-12-14
Institution

Jonathan and his friend wanted to explore a mental institution that went by the name of Old Henry Institution. The institution was said to have lingering souls that still haunt the place like how dogs haunt an empty food dish. The spirits were known to touch people and scratch them with only three fingers.
“ Well we better go in before it starts to rain,” said Jonathan. As they went into the building they heard wheeling like a wheelchair upstairs. They walked upstairs to investigate only to find that the room that they were now entering was marked the “INFIRMARY”.