Whats in the shed?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
a boy gets a little too curious and ends up finding something very extraordinary.

Submitted: July 28, 2012

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Ever since I was a little kid, I was told to stay out of this secret room in the basement. It has been about 8 years that I have been living in my house now, and i'm now at the age of 16... Every now and then I just wonder what's behind that door in the basement. Could it be money, oil or maybe even nothing?! I always drive my self crazy when I bring the thought of that room into my head. Well, the curiosity took me over one day and I just had to see what was behind that door. I unlock the door leading to the basement and scurry down the stairs, listening to the creaking of the stairs as I get closer and closer to the bottom. Once I finally get to the bottom, I quickly look around the basement... I see i'm the only one down here, so I run to the door, but see there's a lock on the door knob, holding it shut. \"we must have something down here to break that lock\", I think to myself. I look around and find a pair of dusty clamps lying on a shelf, a little farther away from the door. I quickly walk over to the clamps and grab them. I then find that they are a lot more dustier than I thought. The dust gets into my eyes and I fall back staggering into a wall and knocking over another shelf. My mom calls out and says, \"Timmy, are you down stairs? What are you doing?\" I reply, \"just looking for an old toy\" Luckily, she believes me and I go onward with what I came down here to do. I grab the clamps once again and walk to the locked door. I slowly move the clamps over the lock on the door and tightly squeeze them shut breaking the lock of the door in an instant. With the door unlocked, I now grab as much of it as I can and use all my force to pull it back. \"this door has to be 100 pounds\", I think to myself. Once I finally pry it open, I see nothing but darkness. Its very cold inside the room. I walk backwards and turn around to look for a light source. after a few second of searching, I finally find a big flashlight. I flick it on, then go back to the doorway of the room. A few minutes pass and I've been looking around the doorway with the flashlight for a light switch for most of the time... Eventually, the light switch is found and I immediately turn it on. What I see in he room is weird... very weird. It seems to be just one key... I walk up to grab the keys to find a note on them. \"shed in the woods\" \"shed in the woods?\", I think to myself... My neighborhood does have a forest, but I never knew there was a shed out there? \"what does this mean?\", I say to myself... Well, I decide to go into the woods after this and find out. I get shoes and clothes that are necessary for this trip into the woods. When walking out the door I tell my mom that im going to the woods for a while to look for frogs. She tells me to be back by nightfall. I then nod my head and walk out the door. The forest was a few blocks from my house, but I wanted to know what this shed was, so I truly didn't care about distance. After a few minutes of walking, I finally arrived outside of the forests rim and prepared to start walking into them. I get a pair of clippers out of a bag that I was carrying with me then proceed to walk into the woods. I hear birds calling as if they're in the trees talking about me with each other... I keep walking to find a small river. Im not able to just jump across, so I look for a log big enough to help me get across. There are no logs in sight. I give up with that idea and plan to swim across. I jump into the icy cold water and push my self forward to the other side, then pulling myself up out of the water... After I walk for a while in a straight path, I seem to see something.... what looks to be a a small house! \"This has to be the shed!\", I say to myself and I run as fast as I can to it. I soon reach the destination and it is the shed! Doesn't seem anyone has been here for a while. The ivy climbs up the side of the wall and goes into the window... I find the entrance after a few second of searching for it and slowly walk into the shed hoping to find something extraordinary... I cant seem to find anything, but cobwebs... Its getting dark. Now a little nervous and frustrated, I start scavenging through every part of the shed. Then I find something! I seem to have found what looked to be a dirty chest. The thought that it has some sort of lock on it jumps into my head, but its actually unlocked. With a smile on my face, I open the box to find a crumpled piece of paper. Quickly, I open the paper to find words... I make out the words to be, \"look below.\" Doing the most obvious, I look below me and see nothing until the thought pops into my head to dig! I then remember I brought a shovel along in my bag. I quickly search through my bag to find the shovel. The suns almost down! I run back inside the shed and start digging through the floor. I keep going deeper and deeper. The sun has fallen, but i'm still out in this shed looking for whatever is below me. The digging has continued for a few minutes... I hear something. I hear a sort of crumbling sound. I wonder what it is, but I continue digging...... there it is again. BOOM! The whole floor below crumbles down into to what looks to be a cave. The cave isn't that big, so I shouldn't have a problem getting lost... I start to walk a little further into this cave I struck, and find a fountain of some sort. I quickly rush to this fountain to see that it has a beautiful stream of liquid... The liquid is so clear. I'm tempted to taste this liquid, but i'm not sure what it really is. I scavenge around it for maybe another clue or note... Just something, until i see it... An engraving on the fountain which said... \"The fountain of youth.\"


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