Chihiro's diary

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

For a class writing assessment we had to write a diary from chihiro's point of veiw (from spirited away. heres mine

Dear Diary,

Today I left home to travel to my new house. My best friend gave me a bouquet of flowers and a card saying she’ll always remember me, as a goodbye gift. At that moment I felt hot tears burn my eyes and had to turn away. I hate saying goodbye. I would give anything to be back at my old house with my friends. Instead I had to sit there in that horrible car and watch my flowers wilt and die just like my hope that everything would be the same again. Dad decided to take short cut to our new house; instead we ended up at a rundown building. My parents wanted to take a look. But the gloomy tunnel put me off. It felt as if the howling wind wanted us to go into the tunnel. I couldn’t stay out there by myself. I held mum’s arm tightly as though if I let go she would melt into the blackness, it looked as dark as the night sky without the moon or stars to illuminate it. The light from the entrance had been swallowed up by the darkness, just like we had.

Chihiro

 

Dear Diary,

I had my first encounter with Yu-baaba today. I was too scared to knock on the door but before I could even put my hand on the handle to push it open, the door knocker spoke to me. After being yelled at, it told me to come in; I was too scared to move. I just stood there dumbly. Then I was flying through elaborately decorated rooms, pulled by an invisible force. It stoped pulling, halting me in front of a desk in an office like room. I shivered, though not from cold and the fire behind me was scorching. The fear that washed over me was icy, like someone had tipped a bucket of ice cubes down my back. My teeth clanged together. I asked Yu-baaba for a job, she told me to quite down. I kept asking and she kept refusing. Suddenly a horrible wailing sound erupted from the next room. I asked again, she was in such a hurry to get into the next room to calm down whoever was in there that she said yes. After the wailing stoped she returned and ordered me to sign my name. Once I had she lifted my name off the page leaving only one character behind. My name is no longer Chihiro it is Sen. I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore.

Sen

Dear diary,

 Today Rin and I have to clean the big tub. I’ve never worked so hard in my life. At least I have Rin to help me. She’s been so kind to me, kinder than I deserve. She sent me out to get herbal water token. The toad in charge of the tokens said he couldn’t waste one on me and sent me away empty handed. So we finished scrubbing the tub by hand. Then some sort of unwanted guest was coming apparently, they tried to stop it but it didn’t work. They called it the stink spirit. I was called to the front room to serve the guest. A ghastly smell seeped into the room. It filled my lungs with its foulness. As the sludge drew nearer the smell became even more horrible, it was choking me. I led the way to the big tub and as the now sludgy water spilled around my legs holding me in place. I realized I needed more water and started making my way through the sludge that now covered the floor. I tried to hold onto the first token I used but it slipped through my fingers, as the token was accepted and the rope fell down, I struggled up the side of the tub. When in reaching distance of the rope I grabbed it and yanked hard. The water poured down the long tubing and onto the stink spirit covering him like a cloak. I shut the water of and as his had closed around me; I found a handle shaped like a thorn in his side.  Then Yu-baaba was yelling for people to help me, as we heaved the junk out of the spirit, it rose out of the water to reveal its true self as a water spirit. As a parting gift it left me a ball of some sort of medicine. Maybe this is the key to helping my parents.

Sen

Dear diary,

Its almost lights out time and as I sit here writing this I am also studying the water spirits parting gift to me. If this helps my parents transform back again we could leave here by tomorrow. Rin has brought us some dumplings for dinner though I can only persuade myself to eat one. I am too anxious to figure out for what I’m supposed to use this medicine. Maybe it will come to me in the morning but for now I’ll just let it go. I’m too tired to write now and besides lights out has just been called, soon it won’t be light enough to see what I’m writing, so for now it goodnight until I write again.

Sen

Dear diary,

Today I started my journey to Zeniba’s house on behalf of Haku. No-face is with me and so are Bou and the yu-bird. Rin rowed us to the station that is still flooded with water. The train arrived and we hopped on. The feeling of anxiety is such that no matter what I concentrate on it won’t go away. The people on this train do not look in the best of spirits. They sleep most of the time and sit there silently for the rest of the trip until their stop comes up. Our stop has come up and as the train slows to a halt I stare ahead at the dark walkway framed by sinister looking trees looming up ahead.  I offered to carry Bou but he refused. As we started down the road, I heard a hopping sound ahead. It was coming our way and before I could even guess as to what it might be a lantern with a pole attached at the bottom appeared. It hopped along in front of us and lighted the way to Zeniba’s House. Maybe Haku can be saved after all.

Sen 

Dear diary,

I ran to outside of Zeniba’s house to greet Haku. He looked magnificent as a dragon. I clambered onto his back and he took off leaving No-face and Zeniba far below on ground. I was hit with a series of flashbacks that had so far only occurred when Haku was around. In these flashbacks I saw myself and my little pink shoe being washed away. Then I saw myself underwater being carried through the water to the shore. Suddenly it came to me, Haku’s name; I could remember it clear as day, The Kohaku River. I told him straight away and as his dragon body dissolved into shimmery shards almost like glass. I saw Haku. His face alight with joy, staring at me. As we plummeted towards the earth I thought of how I’d changed. We floated lightly to the ground. My journey is almost over was the last thought I had before I stepped onto the bridge and faced Yu-baaba.  

 Chihiro


Submitted: June 09, 2009

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Dixie Lee

Aw. I love Spirited Away, and I wish they would make a new one. It was lovely to see in Chihiro's mind. I think you did a wonderous job, and if you didn't get a good grade, then oh well. The teacher obviously did not get what Spirit Away was about in Chihiro's mind. :)

-Dixie

Wed, February 2nd, 2011 10:54am

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Thank you, I'm happy you like my work. I always thought Chihiro had a lot more to her character than some and I'm glad you saw that too.

Wed, February 2nd, 2011 4:36pm

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