Olivia woke up confused. She knew something was
off. Not only was her room a freezer, but she also couldnít hear the
cheerful chirping of birds like any other day. Instead, she heard the
wind howling. It was very unusual considering it was summer. Shivering,
she trudged over to her window and shut it tight. Olivia had opened it
the night before, for it had been very humid before she went to bed.
Thatís what got her heart racing. How could the weather the night before
turn a complete 180? She shrugged her shoulders and went downstairs for
Although Olivia ate a lot for a thirteen-year-old girl, she was a stick.
She had straight chocolate brown hair with uneven bangs covering her
aqua blue eyes. She was still dressed in her black and purple PJs that
usually kept her warm and toasty, but for some reason didnít keep warm
enough that day. She was trembling from the cold as she ate her cereal.
It was silent, too silent. She chugged down the rest of her cereal as
she remembered it was Monday. She huffed out loud while getting up from
She quickly got dressed after looking out the window to see what the
weather was like. The trees were being rocked back and forth as their
leaves were being tossed around the air because of the powerful wind.
What surprised Olivia the most was that there was some ice on the
ground. She couldnít believe her eyes, but she eventually tore her eyes
away from the window. She dressed in something suitable for the unusual
weather. She put on a black coat with brown boots lined with midnight
black fur. She had never worn boots before since it was never cold
enough to wear any type of boots. She grabbed her crimson red backpack
and set out to school.
The chilly wind hit her face, causing a shiver to run up her spine. Even
the birds didnít come out because of the cold. All the cars had ice on
their window shields and door handles. She even saw her neighbour with
an unattached door handle in hand, and a frustrated expression. She
chuckled to herself while shaking her head and continued walking to
It was ten minutes into the walk when the most exciting thing happened.
It started to snow! At first, Olivia thought that it was just white
petals falling. However, she came to her senses, realizing that it was
snow. By then, the light snowfall had turned into a dangerous blizzard.
Although Olivia was not one to know a lot about blizzards, she realized
that if she didnít get to school sooner, she would be lost. She
quickened her pace, and decided to take a shortcut to get to school
before the blizzard became worse. The shortcut consisted of going
through a forest and climbing a fence.
She made her way to the worn out fence, and got ready to climb it. But
first, she had to throw her backpack over the fence then attempt to
actually climb the fence. She landed on the other side of the fence with
a loud crunch. Olivia grabbed her backpack before entering the forest.
She followed a hiking trail, but had to follow another hiking trail
halfway. The hiking trail she started on would lead her back to town,
but it would take longer. Therefore, Olivia took the other hiking trail
to get to school faster.
The snow did not help at all. It had covered the entire hiking trail, so
Olivia could not find her way. Usually, Olivia wasnít scared about
getting lost, but the snow had already come up to Oliviaís knees, which
was making her very nervous to say the least. She started to panic, and
scanned the forest to look for any signs of a town nearby.
Unfortunately, the snow was so bad that she could barely even see the
trees next to her. She knew better than to wander around without a clue
of where she was going, so she tried to use her hearing. She heard
nothing, but the sound of her own ragged breathing. Maybe if I was
closer to the fence, I could hear something, she thought. So she tried
to follow the hiking trail by memory.
After half a mile or so, she stopped and listened really hard, but she
heard nothing. She was starting to lose hope, but she didnít want to
give up without a fight. She continued for two more miles and listened,
but still couldnít hear anything. After three miles of walking, she
finally heard something. It was the sound of car horns beeping and
people shouting. Her heart skyrocketed as she jumped up and down in joy
and ran towards the sound. She couldnít really see the fence because of
the snow, but saw it nonetheless, and ran towards it. She shrugged off
her backpack, and threw it over the fence before climbing it. She
recognized the road immediately, and started to run as fast as she could
When she arrived at school, she saw a sea of students leaving the
school. She spotted her best friend, Amber. Amber had strawberry blonde
hair with forest green eyes that stood out from her dark complexion.
Olivia asked her why everyone was leaving. Amber looked at her like she
had two heads, and said, ďSchoolís out!Ē in a duh voice. Olivia gaped at
her in surprise. She didnít know that it was the end of the day already.
She suddenly got hit by something, and looked down to see what it was
only to be hit again. But this time, she knew that it was a snowball,
and that Amber was the one who threw it at her. So she made a snowball
of her own, and threw it at Amber. She shrieked in surprise, and they
soon were in an all-out snowfall fight with some of her other friends.