Carrie sat in the living room, smoothing out her shirt. She was waiting for her mum to turn up. Her mother. Her actual mother.
Just saying the word out loud had been sending shivers down Carrie’s spine for days.
Carrie couldn’t believe how jittery she was. 'Thirteen, and I’m this scared?' she thought, telling herself how stupid she was being. But she couldn’t help it. She hadn’t seen her mother since she was five, the same day she abandoned her in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.
Ever since then it had been just Carrie and her dad, looking after each other. Eight years of silence. Eight years of longing for a mother who’d let go of her hand, then simply vanished.
And now, as if returned from the dead, Suzanna was back in her life again. She’d phoned Carrie’s dad. “I want to see her,” she’d told him. “I want to see my lovely daughter. To explain. If she’ll let me. If she can find it in her heart.”
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"So, what happened next?" asked Carrie in disbelief.
Carrie woke up in a shock because of her dream about lime green aliens! But it wasn’t the aliens she was shocked about. She walked down the stairs into the living room and sat on the ocean blue sofa next to her dad. She told her dad all about her nightmare about the lime green aliens and how they were going to destroy the Earth with a massive comet. She also told him about her mum being in the dream and that she came home. But! She came home with someone else. Another boy that looked about 7 years old.
Bang. Carrie couldn’t see. Bang. She got up. Still, the blinding light obscured her vision. Minutes pass, feeling like hours. Slowly, very slowly, her vision became blurry, and started to clear. Around her, a bright golden and white hue filled her vision, and as her eyes adjusted, she saw the ornate golden and ivory walls that formed her cell. In a mix of intrigue and fear, Carrie lumbered to one of the beautiful walls. The wall shivered and bubbled, like water, only solid. In front of her eyes, a faint outline of a door started to appear. Hope beamed from her like a flame. She almost cried with joy. That was swiftly snuffed out. No lock. No handle. Horror overpowers her and Carrie falls to her knees in a fit of sadness. Thoughts raced and filled her mind. She reached for the door again, but before she got there… Bang. Once again, the blinding light was back, filling her vision again. She sprawled on the floor. She twitched and flailed. Her cell was moving.
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Suddenly, an alien popped up in the cell and scared the life out of Carrie.
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Suddenly, the room lurched again. Carrie roused herself from her concussed state, she had just been dreaming about her mother again. “Aliens?”, She asked herself, “What was all that about”. She was definitely dreaming. The ship was spinning out of control.
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