Jimmy & the Cave
Written by, Jonnie Kae
Jimmy, Jerald, and Justin were walking into the woods as usual.
Jerald said aloud to his friends, "We should go further into the woods this time! Let's try to find out where it ends!"
"No, man," Jimmy said. "It's going to take us forever!"
"Maybe not," Justin said. "What else do we have to do today? It sounds like an adventure."
Jimmy said, with very little enthusiasm, "Fine, but when it starts to get dark, we should go back."
Jerald punched Jimmy in the arm and told him, "Stop being so scary! What do you think is going to happen? We're going to see a ghost?! Or a goblin, or something like that?! Or hey! Maybe, Spider-Man’s out there!"
“You’re acting like a little girl, Jimmy! Chill out! We’re just going to see what it is and then we’re going back, okay?!” Jerald said angrily.
“Come on, Jimmy. We didn’t come all the way out here for nothing. Let’s just see what it is and go.” Justin calmly said to Jimmy, as he patted him on the back.
Jimmy said, “Alright, but I’m never coming out here with you guys again! This is the last time I walk miles away from home, for some stupid adventure, for absolutely no reason!”
“Alright, alright,” they both replied.
The boys walked and walked, until they finally came
They continued to walk forward until they could see the man who was singing. It was an older male that looked around 100 years old. His face was extremely wrinkled and hanging down and he had a long, pointy nose. His back was hunched over and he was cooking something inside of a pot, directly above a small, fire pit. The old man was too busy stirring the pot, to notice the guys standing right in front of him from a short distance. It was about a minute later when...
“WHO ARE YOU!!!” the old man shouted. “What are you doing in here?!”
The guys just stared at the man for a second.
Finally, Jerald said, “We’re sorry, mister. We didn’t mean to bother you, but we saw a light on here, and were just wondering what was inside of here. We’ll be on our way out now. Sorry to bother you.”
The guys all turned around at the same time, and were headed back outside of the cave, when…
“No!!” The old man shouted. “You cannot leave yet! Not until I grant you one wish!!”
“A wish?” Jerald questioned. “What do you mean a wish?”
“Are you a magician?” Justin asked.
“Yes, she will man. She thought you were him before, remember?!”
“That was one time.”
“So, what. Think about how rich all of us are going to be.
“How are we going to explain where the money came from?"
“We’ll keep it hidden, and just pay for stuff we really need.”
“Alright.” Justin smiled. “Let’s do it, man, but I think we should ask for only, like, 50 million dollars, because do you know how hard it’s going to be to hide a billion dollars from my parents??”
“You have a point. Fine. 50 million dollars it is.”
The next morning, Jerald and Justin did as they said they were going to do, and ended up convincing Russell and Rob to go inside of the cave.
As they were all walking, Russell asked the guys, “How do we know you’re not making this up?”
“How would we be able to pay you guys $1,000 each?" Jerald said.
Russell and Rob took off running, and Jerald tried to run behind them, but Justin stopped him.
“What are we going to do, man?” Jerald asked Justin with a sad look.
“I don’t know.” Justin answered back as he looked down at the ground.
“This is for real, Justin. Jimmy is gone forever, just like the old man said, and now, who’s going to believe us?”