Hailey and the Hurricane

Drawing: Driving rain seen through a curtained window. Caption reads: "Heavy rain was falling."

Hailey and the Hurricane  by special guest author Johanna (aged 9) and Iris Carden

Hailey had a magical bed. Each night it took her to a different strange and interesting place.

One night, when Hailey was in her magical bed, she woke up in a big storm.  The wind was blowing, the rain was falling hard.

Hailey couldn’t see very far because of the rain, and it was falling so hard it hurt her.

She wanted to get out of the storm, and she got out of bed and walked, pushing against the wind and the rain.  

The wind tried to push her over, but Hailey was a strong girl and she pushed back against the wind.

She was very tired from walkng and still hadn’t found her way home.  So she turned to go back to her bed. 

First she had to find the bed! She couldn’t see where it was because the rain was so heavy.

It was so hard to see through the heavy rain, she had trouble finding her bed, and the wet ground was slippery which made it very hard to walk.

Finally she got back to her bed and got into it.

Even though she was wet, and cold, and the wind was blowing, Hailey tried to close her eyes and go to sleep. 

When she opened her eyes again she was safe and dry in her room, and heavy rain was pouring outside her window.

Warning: Never, ever, ever buy a magical bed.  They cause lots of trouble.  If a sign on the bed says it’s magical, don’t buy it, even if you don’t believe in magical beds.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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