This week, Mrs. Teitelbaum told us to write a post about our best posts and why. I’m choosing The Floor. Here it is.
Preface: This week, my class had to write blog posts. The different thing is that in the blog post, we can’t live in Jacksonville, Florida. We have to live somewhere else and it can’t be 2012. I chose to live in Israel, and for the year to be 2014. So without further adieu, I present you: The Floor.
“Jonah! Wake up!” I rubbed my eyes and sat up. There was my brother Gabriel, literally bouncing around the room. “What?” I groaned, sitting up in bed. “Don’t you remember?” asked Gabe. “Itamar and Elior are coming over!” I jumped out of bed. I’d forgotten. Today my friends Itamar and Elior were coming to Israel for a visit. Gabe had been really excited when he found out. After breakfast we went to the airport to pick them up. When we went inside we saw them. Itamar had a mischievous smile and on his legs were cuts and scrapes from running through bushes. Elior had a sense of humor, and he and I sometimes talked in what we called “Meh” Language. (Neither of us understood it though.) Both of them loved legos, which explained why they both had their own suitcases which were filled with them. As we left the airport Itamar asked. “So, what now?” “We’re going to the synagogue.” I replied sadly. “Today’s Shabbat.”
Before we went to the synagogue, we had to change into formal clothes. As Gabe and I got ready, he said, “Man, I can’t believe that we had to pick them up on Shabbat.” “Yeah.” I said. “But soon it will be over.” How wrong I was. When we got to the synagogue, we sat down to pray. About an hour later we were about to leave, when the trouble happened. Gabe was so excited, that he was jumping all over the place. “Gabe, stop.” I warned, but it was too late. Gabe, Elior, Itamar, and I fell through the floor. “Whoa!” I yelled as we fell. Finally, we landed. Gabe fell flat on his face. Elior fell on top of Itamar. I got up and looked around. It seemed that we were in some sort of hallway. “Okay, does anybody know how to get out?” asked Gabe. “Well, since you got us into this mess, you’re going to find a way out,” replied Elior. Gabe groaned and went off. After a few minutes he came back screaming, “Bad Guys!”
All four of us looked down the hall. Suddenly, several people appeared. Most had guns, but a few had swords. We ran toward them, and the battle began. I started fighting a guy with a pistol. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Itamar blowing up a guy with a bazooka, and Gabe being chased by a guy with a sword. All I remember of Elior was him being thrown into a wall, but I think he actually defeated most of them. After the big fight we each had something. I had a pistol, Itamar had a bazooka, Elior had a sword, and Gabe had a giant cut across his face. We went down the hall. After a while we came to a dead end. We started to turn back, only to find that there was a wall there too. I looked down, and saw something that I had not noticed before. There were lots of bones scattered everywhere. Then Gabe screamed, “The bones are alive!” I looked. The bones were rising. But under them were—”Spikes!” yelled Gabe. Sure enough, the floor and ceiling were bursting with spikes. But when Gabe backed against the wall, he made the ceiling start to lower. All at the same time, the spikes kept growing. We were trapped.
Just when it seemed that we were going to die, Itamar yelled, “Feel the power of the bazooka!” and started shooting the ceiling and the spikes. After a lot of shooting, he shot the wall by mistake. Maybe it was just luck, or maybe it wasn’t a mistake, but the spikes stopped coming and retracted, and the ceiling rose. Then a door appeared. We quickly ran out of it. After a while, Gabe stopped running and said, “Okay, let’s focus on operation escape.” “Well,” I replied. “If we’re going to have any hope of getting out of here, we’re going to have to keep on running. We ran for a little while longer, and suddenly Elior yelled, “Get back! It’s a cliff!” But Gabe didn’t listen and jumped off the cliff. “Gabe!” we all yelled. “Down here!” came Gabe’s faint voice. “There’s a river!” Reluctantly, Itamar, Elior, and I jumped off the cliff. We all landed in the river. Coughing and gasping, we all got on the ledge. “Gabe!” I called. “Hel—” responded Gabe’s voice.
“Gabe!” I yelled, as we ran toward where his voice came from. When we turned a corner, we found a bound and gagged Gabe, a bunch of bad guys, and a treasure chest. We ran into battle. I shot a couple of guys before being thrown against the wall. I saw Itamar fighting a guy, and Elior unbound Gabe and took off his gag. After a while, both Elior and Gabe were thrown against the wall. Only Itamar was still standing. “Do something!” Gabe yelled. “Right.” replied Itamar. Suddenly he started shooting crazily. Soon, all of the bad guys were either dead or knocked out. Elior, Gabe, and I got up, cheering. “It was nothing.” said Itamar. Then he accidentally shot the floor, causing a spring, which pushed him through the ceiling, which created something like a chimney. Elior and Gabe went into the spring and shot up too. Before I went, I grabbed hold of the treasure chest. Then I shot up also.
After I shot up, I met the others. It turned out that we had crashed through the ground near the airport. We walked back home, and cashed in the treasure. Then we divided the money between each other. After a week, Itamar and Elior left. Gabe kept boasting to his friends that he had saved everyone. He got mad when I told his friends the truth. The synagogue was closed down, and a new one opened. It was named The Floor Synagogue. Only the people who had seen us fall through the floor knew why it was called that, but other people would just have to wonder.
The reason I chose that post is that, well you see, we have this blogging rubric. The levels are, 1, Beginner, 2, Capable, 3, Accomplished, and 4, Expert. The reason I mentioned this is because I graded myself, and my scores were pretty high. For one, I didn’t have any spelling or grammar errors. Actually, it’s very easy to spellcheck. There’s an option for spellcheck whenever I’m writing a post. Anyway, enough of that. Also, I added three links. One to Itamar’s blog, one to Elior’s blog, and one to the subject of the post. I looked on all of the other sections of the rubric, and I saw that most of them were in the expert level. I named these two because those were the two things that I think stuck out the most. In the meantime, I just want you to know that Bob and the Phantom Bob is coming out this summer. I hope you can’t wait!