Today, there has been a new rule in the nation of Panem.
Each district has to send 2 tributes, one young man and woman, for a thing called "The Hunger Games".
The rules are simple, fight to the death and be the last one standing.
(To the users: ENTER TRIBBIES TODAY NAO. DIFFERENT DISTRICTS.)
District 1- Blade Johnson
I wake up to a jolt. My hair is MESSED UP AND WET. AGAIN. THE NINTH TIME THIS MONTH.
"Wake up bro! It's time for the reaper to reap!"
I sigh. My brother is just as cocky as me. I go in front of the mirror and rehearse my verse that I'm supposed to say when I get reaped. "Hello, citizens of Panem, I'm your future victor!"
I get a "SHUT UP!" from my brother.
"YOU REHEARSED IT A MILLION TIMES THIS MONTH!"
"SHUT THE HE (double hockey sticks) UP! I ONLY PRACTICED IT 19 TIMES THIS MONTH!" I respond angrily.
"YESTERDAY WAS THE FLIPPING FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH!" my brother responded angrily.
"FINE! NOW GET THE FLIP OUT OF MY ROOM!" I say.
He leaves the room with an angry huff.
A few hours later, I'm at the square, reading my line from a card. The crazy escort with the highest heels comes up.
"Hi! Welcome to the first exciting part of the Hunger Games! The reapings!"
Just then she falls off the stage. A few minutes later she's wearing pumps.
"As you know, ladies first!"
She goes to the reaping bowl. How crazy can this day get?
A shy girl has just started walking to the stage when
comes up. An overconfident eighteen year old girl comes up.
"I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE! My name is Sapphire Hyland, as you know."
The shy girl walks back to the crowd.
"How exciting!" the escort says. "Now more excitement! We'll choose the boys!"
The escort fishes out a name from the bowl.
"I can't read this name......uh....... Blade Johnson?"
THANK GOD THE ESCORT READ THE NAME RIGHT. STUPID SABER, IT'S ALL HIS FAULT. I walk up tot the stage and start saying my line.
THE LOUDEST FREAKING PLAYING OF THE ANTHEM IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!
IT INTERRUPTED ME!
Oh well, I'll deal with it later.....
District 2- Bree Reynolds
I spent all night wondering what one plus one equals.
"Is one plus one 11? Is one plus one 2? Is one plus one window?"
Now I'm sleepy. My sister is saying that if I don't learn my plutification (whatever that is) soon, I'm going to work in the mines.
Anyways, it's 6:00. AM. Time to go to the table and eat.
I turn on the TV and start watching news.
Blah blah blah Hunger Games, Blah blah blah Panem's celebrity scoop. Blah blah blah Reaping. Blah blah blah riots in District 8. Blah blah blah increased tracker jacker population in District 11.
I finish my food and head to my closet.
Time to pick up what dress I wear.
No pink frills. No puffy skirts. No gemstones. No flipping hairbands. No brown stuff. No poofy things on my skirt. No laces. No red things.
Finally, I end up with just a regular blue dress.
I still have time before the reapings, so why not play Wipeout in my bedroom?
I start by jumping into a big pile of pillows and try to balance on them. Epic fail.
Next comes the super fan run. I end up falling.
Finally, the Stuffed Animal Tumble. I tumble into my nightstand.
AND. YOGURT. FALLS. ON. MY. DRESS!!!!!!!!!
"Bree! Time to go to the reapings!"
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG NO!
I quickly change into one of my dresses. I rush downstairs when I hear:
"Bree, what are you doing with your sleeping dress on?"
I quickly twirl around. AHHH!!!!!
MY POOFY UGLY NIGHTGOWN!
"Bree! Hurry up! Were leaving in one minute!"
Oh great. I can't possibly change in that amount of time....
Maybe I can...
FINALLY I GET INO A NICE DRESS.
But let me teach you something.
NEVER. RUN. IN. HIGH. HEELS. EVER!
My ankle is still a bit sore.......
Quietly, I file into the reaping area. I reach out my hand and the doctor takes my blood.
THE LITTLE JERK!
One of my artificial nails fall out. I quickly look for it. I find it. IN THE MUD!
Oh well, I should just get another one.
I reach in my pocke-
Wait. No. NO!
It's not HERE!!!!!!!!
"We're going to choose the girls first!"
WHERE'S MY CASE!!!!!
My sister awkwardly walks toward the reaping stage. That's when I see..
MY. NAIL. SET!
"I FREAKING VOLUNTEER!" I yell out.
I run up to my sister and snatch the nail case from her.
I push her off the stage.
And I stumbled.
I FELL WITH HER.
My high heels broke.
THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING.
I embarrassedly walk back up to the stage. My feet hurt even more......
"Now our boy tribute!" the escort yells.
SHE YELLS WAY TOO MUCH.
An 18 year old steps up.
"Now, any volunteers?"
YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THEM FALL OVER EACH OTHER JUST TO VOLUNTEER. One boy pushes violently towards the crowd.
"I VOLUNTEER! MY NAME IS KARO MELLIS!"
A dumb looking blue haired guy runs up.
"How wonderful!" the escort says.
"We have our D2 tributes! Now we!! Are the champions!!! We!!! Are the champi-"
She was knocked flat to the ground before she can go any further.
This day can't get even worse.
District 3- Ethan Sun
What's worse than not having any dinner.
Not having any breakfast.
That's right, the reapings are at 6:00.
District 3 is one of the WORSE places to live.
I would kill to go to D4.
I'm walking, polo unbuttoned, to the reapings. I try to keep my dignity up, since I'm one of the HOTTEST boys in District 3. My mom's like,
"BUTTON YOUR SHIRT!"
but I don't listen.
I file into the reapings immediately.
The escort looks like an old man. One of those old people trying to look young.
"Hello, welcome to the reapings!!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!"
The Panem anthem plays.
At least, I think it's the Panem anthem.
A purple dinosaur was in the screen. It was singing,
"I love you! You love me!!!!" in a creepy voice.
Yikes. I wonder who that dinosaur is.
"NOW, TIME FOR THE REAPINGS!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!"
"We will choose ONE LUCKY GIRL and ONE LUCKY BOY to participating in a SAVAGE VIOLENT *another mwahahahahaha* BATTLE TO THE DEATH!!! It is called......"
Can he put it in a less creepy way?
"THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!!!! NOW LADIES.... FIRST! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
He likes to savor the moment. The girls are surely getting scared. He walks to the reaping ball like he's boarding a spaceship. He holds his hand for a while in there, then he pulls out a name.
"OUR GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! SHERLI"
I know that girl. Sherli Dewl. The girl who blew up that factory, killing my father.
She has some sort of walking stick. She feels her way towards the stage.
"So, any volunteers?"
You could hear a mouse's breath.
"Ok! Now for the BOY!!!"
Same old routine.
"OUR BOY!!!! ETHAN SUN!!!"
I shuffle to the stage. The girls are screaming.
One of my better days.
Ask for anything (reasonable), and you have sponsored.
Everyone starts off with 10000 dollars!
Day 1-"It was hot enough in the Cornucopia, but this is enough."- Kenzie Byte
Estelle Moon- Cornucopia
I check my ID pass. I don't know how I got this, but whatever. The arena loads up.......... a jungle. Ok. At least there's water. What's this ID pass for........ past the jungle, I can see... an amusement park? What? You have got to be kidding me. I can see snowy mountains to my right, and a desert with a stream flowing through it to the left. 10. 9. 8. 7. Suddenly, a huge gust of wind comes. I almost lose balance and fall. (Thank goodness for the stake right next to me)
Lillian Gardes- Cornucopia
I barely missed a knife from that D2 blonde. She's very skilled, but I could find her weakness somehow. Just then the D12 girl charges up to me. She doesn't look too friendly........ I grab the nearest item around and bash it in her head.
But not before she could run me in with her dreaded trident.
William Undersea- Cornucopia
I stare in horror as the D6 girl's body falls limply to the ground. My district partner has suffered a blow to her nose by a stick.
Totally recoverable. I run around the Cornucopia, checking for the "entertainment factor" in the games. Not that entertaining seeing the D3 Girl being beaten to death by the D2 girl. Well, it's entertaining seeing that the D4 Girl has just released a swarm of angry wasps (thank god it's not tracker jackers) into the air. She receives multiple stings and falls to the ground. The D11 girl, who also got caught up into the act, received multiple stings before even being out of view. I rush out of the bloodbath before any harm can be done to me. Well, the bloodbath must be over, except that the part that the D5 and D8 girls are quarreling over rights of a bag.
Sapphire Hyland- Woods
I've been walking for hours. I've gotten away from the bloodbath too quickly. I have a bad feeling about everything in front of me. A centipede. Could be a snake in disguise. Scattered leaves. Could be a trap waiting to be ensnare me. Just then, the voice in the back of my head says,
"It's all right Sapphire. You'll make it through the first day."
With that, I breathe a sigh of relief.
Right before I fall into the quicksand.
"Thanks a lot, brain." I say as I start sinking into the mess. I wait for someone to rescue me. No answer. I call out to to woods. No answer. When I'm waist deep, the Career pack walks by me.
"Help...... help......" I say.
"Are you kidding me?" the D2 boy says. "Why would I want to rescue YOU?"
"I'm the D1 girl....." I say weakly.
"D1 girl, She 1 girl." my district partner says. "That means one less person to worry about during the games!"
They give a laugh, the D4 boy stamps my head hard, and they walk away.
I'm shoulder deep now. Why not relax? I think. This could be your last day on Earth.
I officially give up. I slump back and await death. I close my eyes as the sinking comes faster and faster...
And faster.... and faster...
The last thing I see before I drown in sand and fall asleep eternally is an exquisite monarch butterfly.
Kenzie Byte- Icecaps
Brr........ it's so cold.....
How did I get away from that D5 girl without any of us getting killed? Oh yeah, she found a different backpack. I brush off some snow off my backpack. It's still so cold... I've had enough water, and my breath is turning into icicles. Thank goodness for the sweaters that they provided. It was hot enough in the Cornucopia, but now this is enough.
BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM.
The cannons startle me. Looks like the bloodbath is over. I don't know who died, but I guarantee that the D3 girl will be one of them. That blind girl. The one who stumbled during the reapings. I decide to make camp in an ice caving. It's not that comfy, but it'll have to do.
A few hours later, the anthem comes up. The dead appear. First comes the D1 girl. That's a shocking revelation, usually all the Careers survive. Then the D3 girl. I was right, she did die. The D4 girl is next. After that, the D6 girl. Then the D11 girl.. Then the seal comes up and the anthem plays one more time. The seal wears away from the sky. I decide to fall asleep under the stars. It's so pretty.......
End of Day One
Example of Death Count
Place- Name of Tribute- Cause of Death- Place of Death
24th- Lillian Gardes- Trident- Cornucopia
23rd- Sherli Dewl- Beaten to Death- Cornucopia
22nd- Lilliana Maganichi- Wasps - Cornucopia
21st- Providencia Letter- Wasps - Cornucopia
20th- Sapphire Hyland- Quicksand- Woods
Day 2- "Lesson learned: Do not exit this park."- Calina Losette
Zara Lancaster- Amusement Park
I wake up to a crack. I look up as I see two girls towering over me.
"This is your lucky day. You get to go to the afterworld."
I jump up and run towards the exit. The two girls are gaining on me. The exit is just up ahead. Suddenly my ID starts beeping. The two girls suddenly stop. I stick my tongue out at them when I reach the exit when suddenly-
Kenzie Byte- Icecaps
I wake up to see an angry polar bear in front of me. The only way I can go is back, I don't want to risk charging and dying. I move back, and the bear advances. I move back, and the bear advances. I move back, and the bear advances. Again and again and again. Just then I hit a rock solid structure. The bear advances, claws out, jaw open.
"Uh, you don't happen to be with the mercy club, do you?" I ask the bear.
William Undersea- Desert
I've been lucky enough to escape from the bloodbath. D12 doesn't get very far in the games, but I didn't see Zara's face in the sky last night.
Whatever. At least I have water.
Calina Losette- Amusement Park
The day went by so fast. The anthem comes up and I see the D8 girl and the D12 girl, the one that we chased.
Lesson learned: Do not exit this park.
Oh well, at least Anna knows that and she's throwing food at us.
"Sing for me."
Who was that? I turn around. Ennie is curled up in a sleeping position.
"Please sing for me."
"NO WAY!" I replied.
"You're so mean."
Well not exactly. I'm TONE-DEAF.
End of Day 2
19th- Zara Lancaster- Explosion- Amusement Park
18th- Kenzie Byte- Polar Yeti- Icecaps
Day Three- "Oh I almost forgot. I'm ambidextrous."- Bree Reynolds
Anna Kyriokous- Forest
I really want to see what the amusement park looks like. But too bad, I can't or else my team would starve to death. I should keep on scavenging for food until something happens or whatever. All I find are some berries, some meat, and something that I don't recognize at all. It's a box. I shake the box until:
"Congratulations!" the box says.
I stumble backwards.
"Thanks you to, the ice caps will fall in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1"
I hear crumbling and after that, two cannons.
I wonder who that could be.
OMG THE D1 AND D2 BOYS JUST FELL INTO A ICE SPIKE CANYON. I'm scared. I hope I don't die. All that's left of the career pack is the D2 girl and me. I dodge a spear and the D2 girl is looking like P. Diddy.
"Say you prayers. You're going to the afterlife."
"Uh, you just said your wrong."
"I DON'T CARE!"
She thrust a spear at me. I hear my own cannon boom.
Well, she missed by a whole mile. I stab her in the arm with a knife.
That should do her in.
"Oh, I almost forgot." she said.
She thrusts a spear into my leg. I retaliate with a axe throw to her stomach, nearly spilling out her intestines. That's when Bree made her mistake.
She threw her spear at my leg again, letting go of her weapon now that she managed a hit. I saw her, and I finished her off with an axe blow to the head.
These games are getting exciting! The Capitol wants to finish them tomorrow, so we'll start up a fire, driving them to the Cornucopia! Let's just say there's going to be a feast......
Looks like there's going to be a feast. I start heading towards the Cornucopia when suddenly, a fire emerges right out of a rabbit hole. I scream and run as fast as I can towards the Cornucopia. I hear a cannon. Then another one. Just then a scorching fire hits my knee. I scream and fall as death awaits me....
The girls should start crying...
I'm trapped. There's no way out. Calina and I are stuck in a firewall. The only exit is the gate, clearly, but then I'll blow up. Rather than burning to death, we should explode. Quick and painless.
"Calina, let's run through the gate!"
"Are you mad?" she says.
"It's a better death than burning!"
"On the count of three.
I take a last look at the world around me before I jump through the gate.
Both of the D7 tributes have died! Then the D4 boy got totaled by angry tracker jackers! 6 tributes have perished in a rockslide caused by the D12 boy! Four tributes are left, but mutts appear and two get away, while the other two get totaled! Only the D5 girl and the D12 boy have made it to the Cornucopia. They battle it out.
Oh, looks like Anna got the advantage! She's totaling William! But William won't give up, he threw an axe at the Anne, spilling her intestines out! Suddenly a stray knife hits Anna in the head, killing her! The victor is William Undersea!!!
VICTOR: WILLIAM UNDERSEA
*I promise next games will be much longer.