SCARE-Crows       By Harriet McLaren

Lucy heard a noise downstairs. She had been laid in bed for hours, waiting for James and Ryley to come back. She looked down the long carpet staircase and wondered if she should go down. She took a deep breath and let her legs take her down the stairs. She was about to look out of the window when bzzzzz she looked at her phone. She had gotten a text from ‘unknown’. Carefully and silently she read, it said; Cant make it back, don’t know if we’ll ever make it back JR’ With her heart beating and her fingers shaking, she replied ‘Where’s James and Ryley? Who are you?’ The reply was simple ‘I don’t know’ She had no idea what to think, she was speechless, all she could and wanted to do was scream but she didn’t. Things whizzed around in her head, she decided finally she should calm down. Lucy listened to the silent calm air passing by and the soft breeze outside the open window. She saw the TV remote on the windowsill, she turned on her favourite channel. In the middle of it, BREAKING NEWS. “Look for these…” Said the TV as scarecrow pictures flashed up. Lucy screamed as she had wanted. “Um um um um um um maybe um maybe its meant to be a scarecrow company” Lucy said tearing up “ha… haha…ha haha haa….. hahahahahahahahahahaha” Lucy cried with tears streaming down her cheeks. She didn’t know what was wrong but she DID NOT like it. PLIP PLOP PLIP PLOP TAP TIP TAP TIP TAP TIP ,Lucy’s tears dripped down the bed and PLOP TIP onto the wooden bed stand. Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. “James? Ryley? Is that you? Guys? Is it you? I’m scared, like REALLY scared! Guys, James, Ryley. Is… is it you or not. Tell me to scream if it isn’t you.” Lucy crept out of bed, again she looked down the stairs, the door open slightly the window was wacked with a stick and Lucy was scared to death. She looked at the handle, it shook. Then outside she heard talking. “Yes!! I’m telling you Joe! The girl’s in there!” A girl’s voice was getting annoyed. “But Ella, why?! Wouldn’t she be with James and Ryley? Look you are ELLA!! I am JOE!! We’re scarecr…” A boy’s voice begun. Lucy saw a hat be tossed in the air and straw float around. Lucy put it all together except the text “Scarecrows know me and my siblings and they want to kill me?! OHHH J AND R of course! WAIT! Are James and Ryley… Dead?”






32 Comments on "SCARE-Crows"

  1. Molly Hardy | Oct 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Reply

    That was brilliant! You are a great writer well done

  2. Harriet Mclaren | Oct 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Reply

    I hope you enjoyed my story. I love spooky stuff and I hope you do 2

  3. Rachel McLaren | Oct 24, 2017 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Brilliant! What happened next………? Are we left in suspense?

  4. J McGuinness | Nov 16, 2017 at 7:44 pm | Reply

    What happens next? This is a great first article for Fab Mag. Well done.

  5. George Campbell | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:15 am | Reply

    what a story i liked it you made me scared

  6. That is absolutely brilliant i like it but what happens next.

  7. nooo i want to know are they dead or not?

  8. Harriet Mclaren | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:19 am | Reply

    Thankyou for reading my article! I enjoyed writing this! I hoped you enjoyed reading this!

  9. well done Harriet you are a really good writer and i really would like to know what happens next

  10. It is good. What happened next? It had good suspense.

  11. I really want to find out whats next. You built up a lot of suspense.

  12. joshua chamberlain. | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:22 am | Reply

    does Lucy get killed just like james and ryley?

  13. Ryley simmonds | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:25 am | Reply

    well done i really liked the part when lucy phone went bzzzz and i want to find out more

  14. I loved the story it was scary and made me think what happens next and where will Ryley and James be now.

  15. what happens next? it was really fun to read. well done.

  16. Ryley simmonds | Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 am | Reply

    well done i really liked the part when lucy phone went bzzzz and i want to find out more and i liked how you used my name

  17. I liked your story you made me terrified. And what happened in the end did James and Ryley die I want to know more.

  18. i like all the adjectives you have put in your work, i bet you put a lot of work into it, and i you are a good Fag mag writer.

  19. What happened after Lucy thought Ryley and James are dead.

  20. That is brilliant you really made me feel like that was happening to me. But what will happen next and are you going to do more on this story?

  21. This was amazing i whant to no what happend in the end it was verygood

  22. I want to know more. It was brilliant!!!

  23. well done Harriet. what happened to James, i like that part when she opens the door and nobody knows what is going to happen, where are her parents, and how old is Lucy. What made you get that idea to write that article. where is James in the story are they out?, I like how you described the story.

  24. Amazing story Harriet. what happends next?if you make part 2 I would read it.

  25. I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks. what happens next…

  26. I want to know more. It was brilliant!!!! Because I like spooky stories. And I like the parts like PLOP PLIP TAP TIP.

  27. wow Harriet great article. I want to know what happens next. is there going to be a part 2 of the story. I never Knew… well i did, but i never knew you could write THAT good. Awesome story. I loved it. Please make a part 2 because i want to know if James and Ryley are really dead or not.

  28. Great article 🙂 very well written well done!

  29. Great story Harriet it leaves you in suspense this has inspired me for my next fab mag story

  30. you built suspense till the point i was biting my fingernails

  31. It was really good and it has lot of suspense, I wonder what happens next?

  32. I’m really glad you liked it! And I’m glad it inspired you James

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