The ice world was the last place I wanted to go, but I had no choice…
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–Nova & the SP TEAM
Mackenzie Harland, age 13
The Ice World was the last place I want to go, but I had no choice. I’d just seen my brother sucked into a whirlpool, but I knew he was alive. I’d heard the legend of the Ice World before–my brother had to be there.
The problem was, I didn’t know how to get there. I couldn’t swim but you could only get there by water. And if I drowned, my brother would be gone forever. I climbed on a rock overlooking the icy ocean. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.
Here I go. 1-2-3. Splash.
Moriah Humphrey, age 12
The Ice World was the last place I wanted to go, but I had no choice. It was forced upon me. I had wanted to go to the forest, instead they sent me here. I was supposed to live here for two months looking for a power source that could save our kingdom from our conquerors.
I looked around wondering how a place as desolate as this could have any life at all. All I saw was ice and snow. Suddenly, I had a feeling I wasn’t alone. I looked around for someone.
“Open your eyes to the impossible, and you will see miracles.” The voice was deep, and musical.
I looked around once more. This time, for good things. This land wasn’t as dead as I thought. In fact, it was full of life.
In the middle of everything was a figure of light. “Now that your eyes are open” he said, “Come to me.”
Caiden Raymick, age 15
The Ice World was the last place I wanted to go, but I had no choice. As my space ship slowly burned, I backed as far away from it as I could. I didn’t want to be near it when the ice melted.
Every step into the world, my feet got colder and my oxygen tank ran out. Nothing but worries went through my head. “What if they find me?” “What if I freeze to death?” “What if I never get home?” I looked back. My only way home was burning to pieces.
My only hope now was walking. Maybe someone would help me. There in the distance, I saw another spaceship. I walked toward it. Hopefully, this wasn’t a big mistake.
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