This year's Write Path is dedicated to the memory of wonderful author Tommy Donbavand who sadly died this year. He donated story starters for the project every year and was the funniest, kindest man you could ever wish to meet. We are honouring his memory by including one of his starters each day.
“Double maths again!” I groaned to Max as we trudged slowly towards room 14. “It can’t be a whole week since last time.”“I was thinking the same thing,” said Max. “I reckon Mr Chronos has got some sort of time machine that lets him bring Thursdays around quicker just so he can find a way to control our brains.”
I laughed. It was just like Max to come out with something crazy. Like the time he suspected the school dinner ladies had been replaced with identical robots built by the head teacher. “You should write this stuff down!” I told him as we reached room 14 and made for our desks near the back. For once, we were the first to arrive. “It would make a cool script for a sci-fi movie."
“I’m being serious,” said Max with a frown. “Mr Chronos is an evil genius from the future sent back to find victims for his evil schemes.”
“So...” snarled an angry voice as the classroom door slammed shut. “You’ve figured it out, at last!”
We spun around to see Mr Chronos walking slowly towards us, carrying a...