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The house hoax
By Brian, 13
Justin Brown was
an ordinary young man living in the state of Kentucky. He had a wife,
one child, and a dog. Just another face in the crowd. One day on his
way back from an exiting day at work he noticed something while standing
on his hover-way. The space between the ground and his house seemed
to be about 3 inches higher.
“What is this?” he wondered. After his thumb left the door knob and
his front door rose up he was suddenly not able to speak. Everything
home was gone. Even the absorbing carpet was torn away. He rushed to
the garage as quickly as he could and was again shocked. His hover-vette
was nowhere to be found and his electronic gardening-robot was gone
too. Justin didn’t know what to do. Even though his home and accessories
only costed about 50 pieces of kryptonite, he was still very upset.
In the next hour, the rest of his family would find out that all their
stuff was gone.
“How could this have happened?” Justin shouted.
“Maybe we moved.” Justin’s son suggested.
“No, it must have been a robber.” Justin answered.
The Brown Family decided to hire a virtual realtor to help them look
for another house. But before they could make the call from a local
credit phone, something strange happened. A bright light appeared before
their home. In a matter of seconds they were at their front door. All
of their stuff had been returned from something in an object floating
in the sky. It was not your usual taxi cab of car, but something of
another kind. Never seen before. An alien space craft perhaps?
This event had happened in other places too. Reports from all over had
been recorded by police of people having their houses emptied then filled
again in a few hours by some strange ship. This event was the most frightening
experience since the X-BOMB was dropped 20 years ago. News
cast all over the city were reporting this strange event that has been
going on for the past week.
What was most interesting was that the Browns were the only one whose
house was abducted in the afternoon. All of the others were reported
with the house being dealt with at night.
One night when Justin and his family went out to eat dinner, Justin’s
magno-beeper suddenly went off in the restaurant. Justin glanced down
to see who it was very casually until he screamed. The message read:
Your house is empty again!
As the rest of the family crept over to hear about the message, John
(Justin’s son) almost let out a tear.
“We need to get home now!” Said Justin.
As the Browns sped down the open air, Justin begun to question himself
about what kind of being would give him this message.
Pulling up the hover-way, Justin let out yet another scream. Instead
of the house being empty the entire home was gone.
A faint figure in the cloud of dust was clear enough for John to make
out. It was a small glowing being from what looked like to be of another
planet. Justin tried to speak to it but it did not move. Justin and
his family stood up the moving sidewalk until they were at the floating
were their house used to be. The closer they got to it, the more they
seemed to hear the voices of people chattering.
All of a sudden, what looked like a prop exploded and the entire Brown
Family, brothers and sisters, were in a great crowd.
“Family Prank Day!” they screamed.
“We got the whole gang together this year!” said Justin's brother Joe.
“So everything was a hoax?!” Justin questioned. “The house, the empty
rooms, the creature?”
“Yup.” Joe answered with a smile. “The entire clan helped out.”
John asked, “But how did you do all that great stuff?”
“We used all the latest technology!” Joe answered. “New light visioning
3-D graphics made the house appear empty but all the stuff was really
there. Sort of like a mirror pointing in a different direction so it
looks like nothing is there. And we made the rise on the house meter
higher to make it seem like the house was lighter. It’s all very complicated.
But you never even noticed that you went to the wrong house. We thought
the movie screen with an empty lot on it wouldn't fool you but we guess
it did! Then we sent you the fake message on the beeper to get you guys
“Man, this is the best joke in the past 50 years. on us. Thanks!” The
Brown Family responded.
For the rest of the night the entire Brown family had a small party.
That evening they celebrated Family Prank Day together
Writing from Kids on the Net
Copyright 2001, Kids on the Net and the authors
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Last revised: 27 May 2001