This is a story for Literacy. Hope you like it. It was written all by myself!
Avalanche Attack!! By: Alysha Lau
It was a sunny and bright day when Sydney and her huge family woke up at the wonderful ski resort in Cypress. They were really excited to get ready because it’s their first day skiing with a lovely tutor called Avery, After everyone got ready in their gigantic hotel room with three floors, they all walked over and went inside the Cypress Ski School and quickly grabbed all the ski equipment they need and left for the slopes. As usual, Sydney was wearing her expensive and beautiful things. She won’t let go from her gold earrings and accessories. Then, they raced over to the slope gondola and their adventure begun!
Sydney finally got to see Avery and they started to ski down the ALPHA hill. There were six hills there including ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ESTRA and FOXTROT. In all of the hills, Sydney loved the FOXTROT, but for her safety, no one let her do it. After she slid down the ALPHA, they decided to move on to bravo because of Sydney’s wonderful skills. They moved on and until she got to ESTRA. She felt really tired and she twisted her ankle while she fell down so her parents brought her to the clinic and they had a yummy barbecue with hot dogs, corn, chips and s’mores. They all loved the dinner and got their hungry tummies full. They all got really tired and they headed back to their hotel room.
Sydney fell asleep immediately and unfortunately, she had a really bad dream. She always had bad dreams because she worried about everything like robbers, fires, kidnappers and her lovely family, but that night’s dream was different. She had a dream about the past years while skiing. She dreamed about the year before when her dad died during a huge, gigantic avalanche in the same exact ski resort she is in right now. Suddenly, she felt a little tap on her back. Her heart beated and was worried. She wondered who it might be. Everyone had their own private room and she locked her bedroom door. Sydney was really scared so she opened her eyes. “Phew!” she said to herself. It was only her cute twin sister, Brooklyn. Somehow, Brooklyn managed to use a dollar coin to tweeze open the door lock. Sydney was annoyed because she got woke up from her sleep. The reason why Brooklyn came over is because she got a horrible nightmare too.They realized that it’s already six thirty in the morning so they stayed up till it’s time to wake up. They went on their phones and talked about gossip and stuff.
It’s day two for Sydney and her family at Cypress Mountain. They were having a great day and they collected their ski equipment as usual. After a moment of “Great Day”, Kamri suddenly had a really bad tummyache and that’s what delayed their schedule for the day. Kamri took fifteen minutes to do her business and they were ready to go and headed off to see Avery. Sydney went to ESTRA hill and skied for an hour and a half and they went into the indoors cafeteria to have lunch. As usual, Sydney had fried sausage,melted cheese with nachos, and pizza. After that, they continued their skiing until late at night. They had dinner and sadly another day of holiday is over. At night, Sydney could not sleep at all. She rolled around , at last, she managed to get some sleep. The next morning, they ate breakfast and for everyone’s safety, Mom checked the weather report and it’s really dark outside so the decided to ski in the afternoon instead of the morning. They waited till afternoon and they were watching the other daredevil skiers. They saw the avalanche signal turn to extreme and the report said it’s going to have an earthquake soon. The problem is, it was too late. Sydney and her family already went out. Daxton the cat and Braidy the dog were meowing and barking non stop and they went under the table and hid.
Sydney was talking on her phone with her BFF Zamaira and before she could finish, an earthquake struck the whole entire Cypress. Including the mountains and resorts. Everyone hid for safety and luckily there was no deaths or injuries. They were ashamed for ignoring Daxton and Braidy’s noise. They knew something’s not right. They knew something else, not an earthquake might happen. Thanks to Sydney’s teacher, Miss Laura, she learnt all about natural disasters and other useful things. In their minds, they think an avalanche or tsunami might happen because there’s a beach and mountains nearby. The thing Sydney found interesting were all the other skiers. Other skiers did not seem to mind about the earthquake and signals.Sydney thought,”Can’t they see all the birds and wild animals moving to the other way?” Sydney was really scared inside but brave outside to show other people that she is cool and a superstar. She wanted to be a daredevil and ski outside especially when she found out that her all time enemy, Kaila was watching. She tried to sneak out of her hotel room but with all her mom’s “Safety Locks”, she couldn’t get out without the keys that Mom keeps in her own safe box.They realized that it was nighttime so Sydney’s younger sister, Kamri ran downstairs to grab a few cup of cup noodles for the family to eat. The quickly went to bed after a long day with all the earthquake and crazy things.
The next morning, they woke up happily as usual. They went to brush their teeth, ate breakfast and all those boring stuff. Suddenly, coming from the mountains, it made loud thumpering noises that could make you death. With all the noise and a bit of vibration, Sydney spilled her brand new mascara all over her face and clothes. Her family had to wait over an hour to wait for Sydney to finish her makeup all again. They were relieved that the tsunami and avalanche they thought was going to happen didn’t actually come, but before they could finish thinking, the humongous noise started again. This time, there were big globs of snow and ice tumbling down the mountains of Cypress. There’s a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing was that they didn’t go onto the mountains, but the bad thing was that the avalanche could probably reach until their hotel room since their room had mountain view. So within three minutes, they quickly ran towards the Avalanche Avoiding Center that’s located near the hotel. Luckily, they were able to reach the room before they avalanche. They had to stay inside the center for two days and three hours before they could go out. People went out and checked on everything. Fortunately, there was no damage, no deaths, no anything.
Once everyone settled down and went back to the places they were meant to go, an ear-piercing thumpering noise came again. “ Not again!” Sydney shouted. Everyone groaned and rushed back to the Avalanche Avoiding Center. Some even left the resort and left everything behind. Sydney was really scared this time. Her family and everyone she knows were on the mountain skiing right now. The only person that’s near Sydney was Kamri but Kamri was too small to know about this. Suddenly, when a lot of people were crying, she told Sydney a perfect plan. Sydney stopped crying and try to go with the plan. The first step was the hardest one in all of them. She needs to persuade the security guard to let them go out but she has no time to write a persuasive writing. She tried to sneak out, but with all of the security, she can’t get out. Everyone was relieved to know that there won’t be anymore avalanches or whatsoever. This avalanche was the largest one ever happened since planet Earth was created. Piles and piles of snow was created and houses near the hill were all covered with snow with a lot of damage. There were crumpled wood and bricks everywhere, Since Sydney’s family was one of the richest families in the world, they had their own private helicopter. Their plan was to use the helicopter to help all of the people and find their family. After they sneaked out using a crack in the building, they went to find the helicopter. They started the engine and started exploring the sky. They headed towards the mountain and started saving people. Usually their pets are tied towards the Hill Lounge so they went up first. They got the pets and dropped the crane down from the helicopter and started to dig through the snow.
They went through the mountains and collected all the people they saw. They did that to all the mountains they see. Their helicopter can fit more than two million people so that came in handy. Everyone was really impressed with her so everyone helped her with everything. She broke her arm leg and neck. People used their money to send her to a really good private hospital in the city. The mayor was really happy that the town was saved so he asked the builders to build Sydney a huge seven floored mansion as a holiday house. It has sixty three bedrooms, sixty bathrooms, a golf court and much more. Just imagine the largest house ever created but times two. She was really grateful for all the things she got in return. People are grateful that they can reunite with their families and friends. The mayor held a huge party for everyone and they had lots of fun. Although their school summer holiday hasn’t ended yet, but their holiday in Cypress ended. The mayor let Sydney and her family ride a free plane ride to Cypress whenever they want. They headed back to Hong Kong and had their normal life. They usually come back once a month to visit their ginormous holiday house. Sydney’s school started a bit earlier so they had to go back to their BORING school life.