Diary of a Rubber Hose

​Scoil Chualann, 5th class, County Wicklow, 29th November 2017

Once upon a time there was a rubber hose called Borris Ink…

On 4th July, 1984 I was being used to hose down a bonfire. I was bored and lonely.  Suddenly I caught fire... , oh the irony!! 

I was burnt and alone until I met Drippy, the watering can and she put me out.

After the fire I discovered my shadow had separated from me.

“Where are you going?” I said to my shadow.

“I’m going bowling” replied the shadow, “and try to stop me!”

I followed my shadow to the bowling alley and on the way I saw him knock over an old man.  He kept going.

“Holy cow!” I said.

Then I saw the most extraordinary thing..the shadow spewed out a shadow horse and he rolled into the bowling alley.

I realised he could turn into anything because he was a shadow.  I followed him cautiously into the bowling alley.

I lost sight of him but when I looked through the window I saw a little girl crying. 

I saw that there was an ice cream on the ground and I realised it was the shadow.  I spotted it tiptoeing off…