The Lord of the Flies Prequel
A fist landed on his cheek. He hit the floor with a thud. Then, darkness. Just as quickly as the darkness appeared an image began forming in front of his eyes.
“THIS PLANE IS GOING TO CRASH!” screamed a short, fat boy. “I NEED MY INHALER!” He began frantically tugging at his seatbelt, tears streaming down his face.
A teacher rushed to the boy, “Piggy calm down. Everything is going to be ok. The plane is only going through some turbulence.” She explained, while all the other children laughed at him. Piggy shook his head, eyes wild with fear, “NO DON’T YOU GET IT! This isn’t just turbulence. The plane is going to crash. I’m sure of it. WHY WON’T YOU BELIEVE ME?” He looked around desperately trying to find support, but of course everyone turned away from him. Defeated, he slumped in his chair, wiping his glasses that had become wet with his tears.
Soon he had quietened down, and his sudden outburst made him feel tired. When he finally began to doze off he was woken up by a violent jerk. The plane began to shake, except it was different to the turbulence the school children had experienced. Oxygen masks fell down from the ceiling and the children grabbed them as fast as they could. Hushed conversations travelled through the cabin.
The teachers had also stood up and were scurrying in between the aisles, attempting to calm the children down. “We are going to have to make an emergency landing in the sea,” the pilot’s voice boomed from the speakers. “You are going to have to follow instruction carefully. Please stay calm. This happens a lot of the time, and my co-pilot and I are trained for these circumstances. Listen to your teachers, they know what to do until further notice.” And the voice went quite. Suddenly he heard a piercing scream cut through the silence. All heads turned toward the source of the sound was. He was looking at the window watching bits of the
By then the plane was losing altitude, and fast. The children were...