( Aimee G. )
Tara brushed her long brown silky hair behind her ear as she turned another
page of 'Midnight terror.' Tara was an 11 year old popular little girl. She has a 14
year-old brother named Joe and a 3 year-old baby sister named Larcy. Tara had
had a twin brother named Blaine, but he had died. He use to love going on the
train to get to the beach in the summer.
Tara can remember the day he passed away. Tara was sitting in the tree house
in their back yard. They have a pool in the middle of their back yard. Blaine
was swimming with a life jacket, because Blaine and Tara were only
3. Their dad was the only one in the yard with them. He said 'Blaine, stay
out of the water while I go make some Lemonade, ok?' 'Promise?' their dad
assured him. 'Promise!' squeaked Blaine. 'And do not take off your life
jacket.' said the dad, and went in the house. Tara decided to help her dad, so
she went with him. Outside of the house, Blaine had taken off his life jacket
thinking he could put it back on before his dad came back outside with the
Lemonade. He started chasing a butterfly around the yard. The butterfly
floated across the water, but without knowing it, Blaine followed and was soon
in the water drowning. He could not scream, because all he would make out was
bubbles. He tried flapping his arms around, but that just sank him. When the
dad came back outside, he was at the bottom of the pool, dead.
Tara shook the sadness out of her mind and went to sleep. That was a long time
since she had ever thought about the tragedy, and with that, she dozed off.
When she woke up it was 1:00 in the morning. She soon found out what had
woken her. She heard a train coming right for her house!! When she looked out
the window it was coming 1000 miles an hour straight toward her bedroom
'AHHHHHHHHHHHH,' screamed Tara! With that the train stopped dead on his
tracks. 'What the heck?' said Tara looking at the train. Then, someone came out
of the train! It was her twin! He walked up a little closer. He was 11 now, and
he said 'Tara, I know this is hard, but you have to let me go. You are keeping me
on the wrong side of the spirits.' 'Let it go and come aboard.' he said, waving his
hand for her to come. Tara was paralyzed, but a moment after, as if someone
was moving her for her, she opened the screen to her window and climbed
through. She started crying and ran to the train, but when she was a meter away
from it, Blaine said 'Sorry sis, I have to go, but you have set me free. I love
you. Good bye forever.'
The train disappeared. Tara fell to her knees. 'No, don't go. I will never see
you again!!!' she cried, but she was only talking to the darkness. She started
crying so hard that she stayed up to 2:00 in the morning. She did a good thing.
I set my twin free into the spiritual life, she thought.