Me and my friends Meg,Bella and Emma were walking to school from Emma’s house. It was a cool spring day. I could feel the breeze on the back of my neck. The wind was blowing lightly and the daisy’s and the dandelions were swaying nicely breeze. The sun was shining brightly, and it made the sidewalk glow a little bit. All four of us slept over at Emma’s house last night. We all live on a private road called Ocean way. There’s only a small number of people who live there with us. But we know everyone. And in the summer we have the best 4th of July parties.
As we walked to school,we talked about the school play. This year we’re doing. The wizard of oz! Today is Monday and we all auditioned for the school play on Friday for the theater teacher Ms. Bloom and the principal of our school Mr. Evans. He lets us call him by his first name,Oliver. Soon we were close enough to the school that we could see the door, we saw Ava Small and her wannabees walk up to the door.
“Don’t worry Emma.” Ava said,All perky and annoying. “I tell you who gets to play Dorothy.” Both Ava and Emma auditioned for the role of Dorothy.
Emma looks tough and scared at the same time. But only someone who truly knows her. Knows that she’s scared on the inside.
“P.s.” Ava said all full of it. “I’ll be the one who steals the spotlight. Even if I end up being a poppy flower or a munchkin. I will find a way to win!!!” Then she walked inside with her wannabees.
“Ok, now I ‘m really scared. Do you think Ava will get the role?” said Emma nervously.
“Your kidding right?” asked Meg. Sounding a little annoyed at Emma fussing over nothing. “ You always get the lead in every play you audition for . And Avas has been your co-star since pre-k. Emma, you can so beat Ava Small and her wannabees. Everyone who’s Anyone knows that you’re way better than that jerk.”
“Yeah I remember last year she read my diary out loud. Now I have a lock,” said Bella.
“That girl is SUCH a Wicked Witch of the West!!!!” I said. Then we
all burst into laughter.
We all auditioned for the school play the wizard of oz. Emma the biggest theater kid in the school, auditioned for Dorothy, the lead of course.
Emma’s always the lead in all the plays she’s been in since pre-k when she starred in the five-minute play of the boy who cried wolf. A boy named Andrew was going to be the lead and Emma was going to be a sheep. But Emma threw a fit and cried until she was the boy who cried wolf, and Andrew was a sheep. Meg and I were townspeople in that play and we didn’t meet Bella until next year.
“Yeah. I’m never to. My audition didn’t go too well.” said Bella, who auditioned for the lion.
“Hey, it might be a good thing.” I said, “ it shows you and the cowardly lion are very alike.”
“I don’t know,” Bella said all shy. Bella has stage fright. And so during Bella’s audition, she got all frozen and couldn’t say the rest of her lines in that scene. And as soon as Ms.Bloom the theater teacher said
“Next please.” Bella came bolting down from the stage and stuffed her face in my shoulder.
“Bella should totally play the lion. Because she has no courage at all!!” said Ava Small over laughter.
“Hey!!!” said Ms. Bloom “It takes a lot of courage to even take a step on this stage in front of everyone in here.” Everyone got quieter after that. And I bet Ava felt kinda stupid than. “Ms.Small, before you go around and make people feel bad about not being brave, why don’t you come on up here and try being brave and sing for all of us. We will all be watching you.” And just then Ava Small got as red as an apple.
Bella is the shyest and quietest girl that I’ve ever met.
And when we first met on the first day of kindergarten she was getting bullied because she had a monster truck lunchbox. And some boys were giving her a hard time because of it. So I stepped in and said
“There’s no such thing as boy stuff and girl stuff. Ok. and I saw Collins playing with the ponies this morning in the corner. And that’s ok.” Then Collin and his friends walked away to play with the ponies in the corner. And Bella, Collins, and I still play ponies together sometimes when no one is looking.
“How are you feeling Meg?” asked Emma
“Good I guess. I just can’t get the wicked witches cackle.” Meg said sadly
“And I can’t be the wicked witch of the west without her cackle,” Meg said and then she tried to cackle. It wasn’t too good. Meg auditioned for the wicked witch of the west. She wanted to audition for Dorothy because Meg loves to sing. And she’s really good. We all want her to try to go on America’s Got talent. Anyway, Meg didn’t audition for Dorothy because she knew that Emma would be in the audience, and Emma is very competitive. She plays five different sports. And Meg did not want to make Emma angry.
“Sydney, why did you audition for the lead flying monkey?” asked Bella.
“Because I love monkeys. And I will get to jump around on stage and be on my knees sometimes. But I love all the characters” I said, “and maybe they will come up with a cool way for me to fly.”
“Lucky,” said Meg and Emma at the same time.
“Jinx, blackout lockout you can’t talk until I say your name,” said Meg who is almost as competitive as Emma.
We walk to school talking and listening to Emma’s whining. When all of a sudden Emma starts jumping up and down pointing at something.
“What is it Emma,” said Meg
“LOOK LOOK IT’S DOROTHY’S RUBY RED SLIPPERS !!!!!!!!!!!!” Emma screamed at the top of her lungs.
“Hey, you talked. But wow how the heck did this get here?” Meg said shocked. All of a sudden a lot of wind comes out of nowhere. The wind is so strong that it’s hard for us to stay on the ground. “Quick!!!” I said trying to be louder than the wind. “Let’s try to take shelter in the school.” All of us started to run to the school we were only four feet away. We were almost there when Bella just turned around and walked in the other direction.
“Bella!!!” I yelled, “what are you doing?!?!?!?”
“I have to get Dorothy’s slippers.”
“Bella wait, stop come back.” Meg started yelling “I have the shoes I grabbed them when Emma wasn’t looking!!”
“HEY!!!!!” said Emma
“Sorry,” said Meg
“Bella comes back!!!” we all screamed in unison. Bella ran back to school as fast as a cheetah. Which is no surprise to anyone who’s met Bella, She is the fastest girl on the girl’s track team. And the fastest on the boys. She gets to practice with them sometimes because her older brother is on the team.
Bella got back to school just in time. Because as soon as she got back a tornado started to form.
“This is almost exactly like what happened in the wizard of oz!!!” said Emma.
“Yay, we better get inside,” I said the same time Meg opened the door.
“Wow!!!” we all said at the same time. Our school has been transformed from a typical elementary school to munchkin land from the wizard of oz. everything from the little mushroom houses and town to the spiral rainbow lollipop flowers. And the small pond with water lily and lilypads. There’s candy everywhere and you can feel magic in the air. There’s also flowers and trees and nature all around us. But the most notable was the red and yellow spiral road.
“Where the heck did that pond come from???” Meg asked Bella
“I have no idea,” said Bella. “But it’s pretty.”
“Wait, Meg why are you dressed as the tin man?” said Emma.
“And why are you dressed as the scarecrow, Emma?” said Meg back at her.
“Wait I’m the scarecrow. What, no, why I should be Dorothy. Not the scarecrow.” Emma shrieked.
“But Sydney’s Dorothy,” said Bella shyly.
“And you’re the cowardly lion Bella,” I said
“Wait no, no one changes the subject here. I should be Dorothy!!!” said Emma getting kinda mad.
“Welcome to munchkin land,” said Ms.Bloom dressed as Glinda the good witch.
“Oh, hi Ms.Bloom. It’s nice to see you,” said Bella
“Who is Ms.Boom, I am Glinda the good witch of the south,” said Ms. Bloom oh sorry. Said Glinda. “And these are the munchkins. Come out children come out, these people are friendly.” Glinda said cheerfully as she motioned for the munchkins to come out.
Boom there’s smoke and then we see Ava as the wicked witch of the west and her wannabees as her flying monkeys.
“Who has the powerful ruby red shoes is it you or is it. Ahh, it’s you four. Why do you have my shoes. I stole those last week from Judy Garland herself. Now give me those.” said Ava or the Wicked witch. But when she grasped them her hands got shocked. “Ahh they burn, they burn bad.” The wicked witch said then turned to her monkeys to talk up an evil plan.
“Wait,” whisper Meg “In the movie the witch dies from water.”
“Yes and she’s right in front of the pond we should run up and push her in,” I said and everyone nodded.
“One, two there!” said Emma and we all ran up and pushed the wicked witch down into the pond.
“NO, not water. Water is one thing that can defeat me. NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!” yelled the wicked witch as she died in the water. And all of her flying monkeys just left, then fighting over who gets to be the bost.
“Well, no more swimming or drinking out of that pond. I’ll just order a new one” said Glinda pulling out a phone. “The new pond should be here in two weeks.”
Then out of nowhere a hot air balloon comes down from the ceiling.
“Thank you for crashing the wicked witch of the west. Now I will give you a reward,” said Mr. Evans as the wizard of Oz with his eyes closed. When he and his balloon get to the ground and when he opens eyes he says “oh it’s you four again. The lion is brave, the tin man has a heart and the scarecrow has a brain. And the girl has to click her heels two to three times to go home.”
“Oh, well ok.” I said, “hold on everyone.”
Then we all said “there’s no place like home there’s no place like home there’s no place like home.” and then there was a lot of clapping and cheering. So we open our eyes and see that we were all the stars of the school play.