Why is it me?

Me colourI, now 14 and running wild, sat glumly on top of the tower of London looking miserably out on the modern, evolving world wondering, why me? My past life had been a mixture of highs and lows- well, mostly lows. Running away had signalled the start of all the unhelpful troubles attracted to me like I was a magnet! Coming over to keep me company, a pigeon fluttered over pleading eagerly for some scraps of my pork sandwich. Unfortunately there was some left and unwillingly gave them up. Greedily the fat-faced bird gobbled them up and flew off into the distance no doubt looking for more!

As I watched the glowing sun set over the sky scrapers of England’s capital city I wondered, what next?

Leave a comment on which one of these you want to happen next:

A: For him to go in search of his home.

B: He roams around London getting into trouble. E.g. gets framed (in some way)

C: Runs away to another country.

We will write about the option that gets the most comments.

EDIT: Votes have inspired the following chapter by Leo & Hayden: Chapter 1

Comments that people have made about this blog post

Comment 1 Comment by Mr Ryan on 06 Dec 12 at 4:40pm | Quote this comment
Great idea, Hayden!

My vote is for him to skip countries. It'd be really exciting to see how the character reacts to an unfamiliar environment and see where his adventures take him. France? Ireland? Africa? USA?

I'd also like to see if you can capture the setting of another country in your writing - it'd be a bit of a challenge!

I look forward to seeing where this goes next...
Comment 2 Comment by Mr Jones on 06 Dec 12 at 8:46pm | Quote this comment
Mr Ryan, just to point out that fantastic plot was created by Harden and Leo. They have decided to create this story in place of the traditional homework - if it stays at this standard i will be delighted.
I love the way that you have included Layered Targets in there.
I would vote for the character going in search of their home. It would be a really great opportunity to play with language, as you could reflect the happiness of the character in your description.
Comment 3 Comment by Ed on 07 Dec 12 at 3:48pm | Quote this comment
I think you should do option B. I want to see what happens to him. Does he go to jail? Does he get banished? :P
Comment 4 Comment by Natasha W on 07 Dec 12 at 3:52pm | Quote this comment
I really think that he should search for his home if so they could include all sorts of hyphens adjectives and more so i personly think that he should search for his home this is a great story really enjoyed it thank you for keeping us entertained over the weekend for writing this :lol:
Comment 5 Comment by Hal S on 07 Dec 12 at 4:05pm | Quote this comment
I would really like him to go around London getting into trouble!!!!Also, really great idea! :lol:
Comment 6 Comment by Oliver D on 07 Dec 12 at 4:08pm | Quote this comment
I agree with Mr Jones,I think he should go looking for his home and see how it ends up.
Comment 7 Comment by Syd R on 07 Dec 12 at 4:58pm | Quote this comment
I think he should skip countries because it would be exciting to see how he gets to a different country anyway and who he meets on the way.
Comment 8 Comment by Benjy W on 07 Dec 12 at 6:33pm | Quote this comment
I think that he should go and explore a different country! :-)
Comment 9 Comment by Simon W on 07 Dec 12 at 6:46pm | Quote this comment
Very exciting and such a diverse choice. I'd like to know what "why me" means. has he been in trouble already, does he need to go home to sort out a family problem.

It's tempting to say go abroad to see other countries through his eyes, but perhaps trouble in London first. yes, that's it. B please.

Thanks Boys
Comment 10 Comment by Mrs Sellick on 07 Dec 12 at 8:44pm | Quote this comment
What a great story so far! :-)

I think he should visit all the countries we use for our class names. Maybe the children in each of these classes can give you some tips.

Good luck - Mrs Sellick
Comment 11 Comment by Vicky H on 08 Dec 12 at 4:00pm | Quote this comment
I really like this so far. I, too, am curious about 'why me?' and would like to know more. I'm choosing A. I think we could gradually find out 'why me?' and have lots of possibilities with family relationships, and why he's left home and where home is. It could even be in a different country so that you sneaked a bit of option C in as well!
Comment 12 Comment by Ellis B on 08 Dec 12 at 5:06pm | Quote this comment
I think (a) because it will be really exciting to find out how he gets back (if he does) and what happens on the way, I can't wait to read the next part!
Comment 13 Comment by Hesper B on 08 Dec 12 at 5:28pm | Quote this comment
I love the idea that he could search for his home, via lots of countries. In that way he might relive some of his past and we would learn his life story!

So my answer is A.
Comment 14 Comment by Oliver W on 08 Dec 12 at 5:40pm | Quote this comment
I think that you should make him go to another country but in a really exciting way. So, for example, he could sneak on a plane and go somewhere really far away!
Comment 15 Comment by Joely B on 08 Dec 12 at 5:42pm | Quote this comment
I think A. A would give more opportunity to learn about his past, and it would be interesting to see how you swap tenses! But, either way, it sounds like its going to be an exciting story! :lol:
Comment 16 Comment by Vicky H on 09 Dec 12 at 11:02am | Quote this comment
I do like this story and how you’ve already introduced some suspense. As well as wanting to know what happens I’d also like to know about the troubles, about ‘why me?’ and whether the narrator is male or female. It might be an interesting plot twist to discover the narrator is female. I think all this could be explored in option A (I know this says going in search of his home, but you could be deliberately misleading us!). You could also include family relationships and why the narrator had run away. If the search took the story to a different country you’d be sneaking in a bit of option C as well! I look forward to reading more.
Comment 17 Comment by Mike B on 09 Dec 12 at 11:23am | Quote this comment
I would go for (c) since that would provide many opportunities to reveal the secrets of his past in exciting ways. Followed by (a). Can't wait for the next part!
Comment 18 Comment by Oliver M on 09 Dec 12 at 11:27am | Quote this comment
I think he should go looking for his home/A. :lol:
Comment 19 Comment by Mr Ryan on 10 Dec 12 at 9:53am | Quote this comment
Wow! Boys some really creative suggestions coming from our community - especially Vicky H's idea about the character being a female! Great stuff.

When can we expect to read the next instalment and find out which option you pursued?
Comment 20 Comment by Leo W on 10 Dec 12 at 6:33pm | Quote this comment
We are hoping to release the next part of 'Why is it me?' by Friday! Thank you everyone who commented on our quickly evolving story which we are hoping to make very entertaining.

Hope you enjoy it! :lol:
Comment 21 Comment by Zoe B on 10 Dec 12 at 7:46pm | Quote this comment
I think number A
Comment 22 Comment by Leo W on 12 Dec 12 at 7:01pm | Quote this comment
So far...

A: 9!

It looks like A is the popular option! We will try to make it as verbally and mentally exciting as we can!
Plus, writing A will be very interesting as we have many things to think about: How he/she gets there? What happens on the way? And what happens when they get there? Have their parents moved? Have their parents moved on- forgotten them? Or do they decide not to face their parents?

Please continue to comment as we do read your them and we will try to answer your questions! ;-)
Comment 23 Comment by Mike T in Sydney on 13 Dec 12 at 2:22am | Quote this comment
Well Leo I am a bit of an expert on 'running away' to another country as you so put it :) so number C I'm plumping for. Nice start, I'm curious about who he has in his life in terms of friends/family so whichever option you go for maybe you could let us know a bit about that as I think people often wonder this about homeless people.
Comment 24 Comment by Mr Ryan on 15 Dec 12 at 4:38pm | Quote this comment
Thanks, Mike T! It's really exciting for the pupils (and teachers!) to learn that people as far afield as Australia are reading our children's learning!

Please feel free to offer more valuable comments for our children. ;-)

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