I say goodnight to my brother and close my bedroom door.
I bounce into bed rip off my socks and toss them onto the floor.
I gently close my eyes and think about what I'll dream,
Then finally I'm asleep and also in a new scene.
But something is definitely different,
I can feel it in my spine.
I look around and examine, these dry trees of pine.
Then I realise that my hands have turned into paws ever so foul.
And my voice has changed completely, into a strange croaky howl!
Suddenly, I hear shouting coming from the mouths of angry men!
I run into a cave which looks like a wolf's den.
No! Was I a wolf?
It just couldn't be true!
Then anxiously and uncontrollably, I howl at the moon.
Oh no! They've found me!
My heart starts to pound.
I have no idea what to do, and my head spins round and round.
Finally I realise that I have been shot!
I don't know what's going on, but I know that it hurts a lot!
Their evil eyes glow, I close my own in dread.
Suddenly, I wake up to find I'm safe at home in bed!
by Amal Naushair Malli (11)
Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy - Kent
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
Copyright remains with the author.