Pie Corbett , a well known author, poet and literacy guru (expert) has been working with David Mitchell (founder of quadblogging, consultant for writing, blogging and computers) have made a special blog. They set a prompt for children across the country and world to continue.
You can find the prompt at
http://thebeginning.quadblogging.net/ and read some of the stories written by children from across the country.
We worked in groups to continue the story. Haven’t we been imaginative
Yaga returns by Oakley, Sophie, Eleni, Callum and Scarlett.
Bernard’s dad, john, was sitting forlornly in the dragon’s damp, dark cave. The dragon was gone to hunt for the maroon ruby which he had a suspicion that Bernard had it. Bernard at the moment was anxious and scared if it was the dragon approaching him, so he held on tight to his mother’s ruby, Bernard did not know that it was magic! At the moment the dragon blew a gianormous breath of fire, leaving hot ashes lying on the crooked old hut, melting the icy cold snow. Nervously, Bernard hid under the table still clinging on to the glimmering ruby. when there came a crash outside. Bernard decided to investigate… john looked at his watch realising it was tea time, so he bravely stepped outside to catch some wild animals. John could see the terrifying dragon’s shadow in the distance so he decided to make his way back to the cave. The dragon wanted the ruby so he could realise her babies from under the cave. They had been trapped from a terrible curse that Baba Yaga had set…
A mean cackle filled the room as Baba Yaga staggered into the stone cave, “ha ha ha I’ve got you now” croaked Baba Yaga whilst tying poor John up. The thing is Baba Yaga did not realise that Bernard had the ruby. All of a sudden two out of five hundred dragons came, with no effort, flying over to the blood dripping cave. “WHERE HAVE YOU TWO BEEN?” yelled Baba Yaga as she walked towards Night-fury and Bloodsucker. Baba Yaga suddenly disappeared back into the deep dark cave before the magical dragons could answer.
Going back to Bernard in the stone hut, he stupidly decided to go out where danger was upon him. He opened the creaky, wooden door and to his surprise there stood a dragon, he had blood covered scales and black ink dipped wings. His face as sour as a lemon and his teeth as sharp as knives wanting to bite into kids flesh, but the dragon could not for he needed Bernard’s help urgently!!! “Hello” stammered Bernard shifting his feet a little on the cold, hard floor. “I know this sounds strange but I need your help Bernard” Said Yurisa (the Dragon)
“What do you want Yurisa?” asked Bernard,
“Do you have the ruby?”
“What this?” said Bernard holding up his mother’s ruby,
“Yes, yes oh yes! Can I have it to break the curse that the evil Baba Yaga has set?” Pleaded Yurisa,
“Only if you free my father, John!”
“Of course my boys, whatever you say now hop on my back,” The Dragon, Yurisa, swooped down and Bernard leaped on Yurisa’s back, it was dry and scaly and Bernard began to relax, instantly. Yurisa flew to the land of Dragonar, were John was staring into the evil eyes of Baba Yaga.
“I’m here father I’ve come to free you” shouted Bernard to his hypnotised father. “No you will NOT” croaked Baba Yaga bearing her iron fangs. Bernard jumped off Yurisa and ran to his father. “Take this” Bernard said chucking back the Ruby to Yurisa, Yurisa caught it with her tail, placed it on the stone stand and out shot a spectrum of light so bright that it burnt Baba Yaga and opened the secret cave door where out hopped four baby dragons; Lola, Sarho, Tahina and Lassie, they all ran in joy to their mother Yurisa and clung on tight with their teeny arms. John was now free to escape from the cave, he took Bernard in his broad arms and carried him all the way home to the hut, lay him down in his soft bed and Bernard fell fast asleep dreaming of his adventure. Whilst Bernard was snoring away heavily, Yurisa flew back to Bernard’s homely hut with the sparkling maroon ruby hidden in Yurisa’s dagger like claws, gripping tightly with all her might. When Yurisa came to Bernard’s hut she threw the ruby into Bernard’s tired arms, “until we meet again” with that Yurisa flew off.
Here is another one of our stories:
Bernard and the Dragon By Samantha Ashley Dylan and Iona
‘‘Was it the dragon?’’ Bernard mumbled under his breath to himself again. Whilst Bernard was thinking to himself, he didn’t notice that the rhythmic beatings of wings were getting louder. It was not until when the dragon landed, Bernard noticed it. “Ha,
Ha, Ha!” the dragon cackled. “Dinner at my feet! Yum, Yum, Yum!”
“W-what do you want with me?” Replied the horrified Bernard.
“Well I will keep you prisoner and then eat you!” the dragon roared.
Suddenly there was a puff of smoke and the dragon turned into this old ugly lady and she was named Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga swooped down to ground level towards him.
(You’re probably wondering who Baba Yaga is? Well she is the most vile cannibal in the whole world! She will eat anyone or anything that will scent or in sight
of her eagle like eye’s).
Before Bernard could say anything, Baba Yaga had already turned into the dragon and got him by the legs.
A few days later, Bernard had only just awoken from his coma by hitting his head on a rock when the dragon was flying away. He could only just make out a blurred figure in a dark lonely corner in the prison. “Son!” the blurred figure mumbled under his breath.
“Dad, Dad is that you, answer me!” Bernard exclaimed.
“My time is up, I wish you never saw me at this moment of time, I don’t mean to hurt you’re feelings…” Fill, Bernard’s dad whimpered. Bernard new his dad was dead. Bernard cried himself to sleep as his dad was dead.
The next day Bernard woke up in prison with stinging eye’s from crying himself to sleep.
A few hours later, Bernard couldn’t stand it with Fill dead, so he screamed and screamed for Baba Yaga to fight and settle an agreement which was if he won he was free from prison and if he lost Baba Yaga would eat him! His bones for breakfast, his brains for lunch, his flesh for supper and his guts for snacks. And last of all for drink his bright red gleaming blood.
“The fight will begin!” said one of the soldiers.
Baba Yaga got two swords one for her and one for Bernard. The fight went on for four days no food or water just snow that melts in you’re mouth as quick as a flash of lightning.
After four days it was 50’c and the snow started melting really quickly and the only bit of snow was red because Baba Yaga was bleeding but she was a witch so she had a healing spell to cure her, Bernard was so distracted by the spell, Baba Yaga
stabbed Bernard and he was dead. “At last my victory! I will now eat you!” Baba Yaga cackled.
It was 12pm and Baba Yaga was very sleepy from 4 days of fighting non stop not even to sleep so Baba Yaga lay down in the snow and snored all after noon and all night long.
The next day Baba Yaga went to eat Bernard’s bones. She ate bones for breakfast each day and cut the brain into millions of pieces, but she was still starving so she had some guts. Whilst she waited for lunch she went to dig up Fill incase of an emergency.
Dads are Dragons By Jessamy, Archie, Mathew, Isaac and Emily.
The alarming sound of beating wings reminded Bernard of his young fathers heart beat when he read Bernard a story before he went to his cosy bed. When Bernard thought of his long lost father, a disheartening tear ran down his smooth cheek. Bernard felt a stab of heart braking shock wriggle up his spine. The thought of loosing his father for ever was too much for Bernard. Loosing his mother then his father in one year was the worst thought he had ever thought in his sad life. He trembled in shock when he heard the ghastly creature outside, banging on the warn wooden door.
Bernard thought about being a brave knight ready to fiercely fight the gruesome creature, but no, he was still a young terrified child needing a hug from his long lost father.
“Dear child, please don’t be afraid! I am your farther!” A rough voice boomed. It sounded like him but Bernard was not too sure.
“If you are my father…do you know my name?” Bernard replied.
“Your Bernard, my son, Bernard Torsell. Your mother got killed this year by Baba Yaga!” Bernard was shocked. “Baba Yaga caught me snooping in her cave and said, Boom Bang Bong you will be a dragon and for ever you will stay! You will never see your family again! HAHA!” Bernard knew that it was his dad and had a new idea!
“I know that’s you father and I know how you will be a wonderful,
tremendous dad once again!” Bernard bravely went outside to face his father in his new form. There was a red and golden scaled dragon sitting patiently on the door step.
“Sit on my back, where do you want to go?” Bernard’s father questioned.
“ To Liam’s house!” Bernard screeched. “Hugree?” The dragon asked, but instead of ,hu, it tumed into a growl . Any way the young dragon flew for miles and finally reached Liam’s house . A wizard barged out of the door…”Welcome , welcome , in a spell needed today?” Began the wizard who’s name was David, Liam’s father. Bernard spoke for his farther and said “ We will have a spell that turns dragons back to their original self please!” David marched inside and Bernard, his farther and the world waited.
Finally the spell was ready!
“Zip Zap Zoo, true undo!!!” In a blink of an eye the dragon was the familiar farther Bernard had always known!