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Lost at Sea 莫安娜 ,孫夢凌,鄭沛銚

Lost at Sea
Imagine. Create. Share.
Since 2008, the Kids4Kids My Story Creation annual story writing and illustration competition has provided primary students across Hong Kong with a creative platform that enables the budding writers and artists to imagine, create and share their stories. 

This story was written and illustrated by kid(s) who participated in the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation competition'. We hope to celebrate all the kids who used their creativity and imagination to create a story by giving them an opportunity to custom print their story, and be able to share and inspire other kids to create their own story.

Proceeds from the sale of this custom print story will help fund the Literacy Development Programmes at Kids4Kids to provide creative learning opportunities to low resourced communities in Hong Kong. By buying a Kids4Kids custom print story, you are not only applauding the future artists & authors of Hong Kong but you are also making a difference in a child’s life!

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自二零零八年起,童協基金會每年均舉辦「我的故事創作」比賽,藉此為全港小學生提供發揮創意的平台,並讓這些正在萌芽的小畫家和小作家分享他們創作的故事。

這本故事集是「我的故事創作」比賽的參賽作品,我們希望透過印製故事集來嘉許及分享創作者的努力成果,並藉此鼓勵更多兒童進行故事創作。

這本故事集的銷售收益將用於資助童協基金會的讀寫發展項目,為在資源匱乏環境下學習的學童提供支援。你的慷慨支持不僅鼓勵香港未來的畫家和作家,也為有需要的學童帶來希望!

Andrea walked down the stairs for breakfast. She greeted her mother, who was cooking bacon on the skillet. “Morning”, Mom said. Mom set Andrea's food on the table, “we're going on a boat trip with another family that has a daughter your age!” After that, Andrea brooded over her escape options with her cereal.

Andrea headed out the door with her family dressed and ready for the trip. She didn't think it was fair. She didn't want to go. She dutifully did what she was told to do and got into the car. Rain beat on the windows, as Andrea held back her tears.

Once she finally got there Andrea thought to herself as she walked onto the boat, I truly hope this day won't be horrible as I am imagining it to be. Andrea shut her eyes tight, sat on a bench, and set her bag down. “Hey!” an enthusiastic voice called.

“My name's Amber. What's your name?” asked the girl. “Andrea,” she said. “Oh hi,” Amber replied, cheerful as ever. After almost half an hour in the middle of the sea, the sky roiled and dark clouds formed above, the thunder boomed. The ship moved side to side. Andrea stumbled and fell to the floor.

A lightning bolt nearly struck the ship. A waiter screamed: “Ah!” He fell into the water without a life vest and his wallet. Andrea held on to a table tightly. Then suddenly the scene went pitch black. Andrea's eyes opened slowly, it felt as if she was covered in a thousand sticky cobwebs.

She opened her eyes and saw Amber admiring the lovely sun. It seemed she did not care at all about what just happened. And where was the captain? Andrea immediately ran over to Amber and asked “What just happened?” ”Well,” said Amber, “lightning struck, and you kind of fainted.”

“So let me get this straight, lightning struck, I fainted, AND. YOU. DID. NOTHING. USEFUL?!?!?! ” Andrea yelled furiously. Before Amber could answer, Andrea noticed her parents. She ran to them to ask them what happened, leaving Amber. “YOU'RE AWAKE!” Her Mom screamed in relief “What happened to the captain?” she asked frantically “Well,” she replied, “ he jumped off the boat.”

As she explained, Andrea's dad groaned and her mom hugged her. “A whole 100 bucks wasted on an unreliable captain.'' Andrea closed the door and walked back towards Amber when she accidentally stepped on a loose floorboard and she saw a ladder! As she climbed down, she saw a girl sitting on a bunk bed.

"Who are you?” asked Andrea. “ Luna,” the strange girl replied. Her clothes were oversized and ragged, she looked like a prisoner. Suddenly, Amber jumped down like she was Tarzan. “What is going on here? Andrea, I - “WHO ARE YOU!!” “I'm Luna, why are you here?” Luna mumbled.

We were on a trip and now we're lost, can you help us?” asked Andrea. Luna sighed and replied, “I can help you...If you get me out of here...This ship has many secrets and I can drive it too” “OH WE'RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST YOU?!” yelled Amber.

“Oh, do you have a better idea?” asked Luna, “you're no different…ungrateful...now let's go.” Amber kept quiet after that. When they were at the control center, Luna ran her down the steering wheel and smiled as if greeting an old long-lost friend. “It's legal; I'm eighteen and I'll be here when you need me…” she added.

Meanwhile, Andrea and Amber were on the deck to check out the view. “ You might want to sit down... Luna is starting the boat,” Amber said. They sailed off to land, and Andrea could smell her dad making barbecue. Andrea felt grateful to have people to count on. It was calming to look over the endless sheet of blue.

Written by 文

Alleana Mohan

Monica Sun

illustrated by 圖

Giovanna Laura Cheng