The Joyride Essay

1389 words - 6 pages

The Joyride


Rain clouds began to tear themselves away from the jagged peaks of the

Koolau range and rays broke through the clouds and beat down on the muddy

water of Pearl Bay. Bobby glanced toward them, but his mind was elsewhere.

He paced back and forth along the isolated stretch of the narrow beach. Now

and then he would kick at loose pebbles along the muddy grey shoreline. For

the moment, Bobby was still in his private world, consisting of little more

than a strip of mud flat along one small section of the bay. But his world

was about to be invaded. Chris, his best friend since kindergarten, would

be showing up any minute. And Bobby knew that before this afternoon ...view middle of the document...

Fishing next weekend, canoeing to Ford Island

next month, our bike.....”


“NO STOP!!! You don't understand. My dad got transferred. We're moving.”


“But why now. School doesn't start for another two months, and colleges

start even later than that!” Chris replied.


“I know, it sucks. I can't do anything about it. I've tried everything.

I've even asked my parents if it would be okay to move in with my

grandparents for the rest of the summer. But it's no use. They say I have

to get used to the town, meet new friends,and get a job.”


“Okay then. I guess there's nothing we can do about this. So let's make the

most of it this weekend.” Chris said softly.


The clouds began to form again. The rays of light that had once beat down

upon the water had now disappeared once again.Bobby looked at the end of

the bay and watched where the water poured through Maxis's cave. Suddenly

an idea hit his head like a jolt of lightning.


“Let's do something outrageous, something that we'd never do otherwise.”

Bobby said excitedly.


“Well what do have in mind”? Chris asked, holding a puzzled face.


As Bobby raised his arm towards the cave Chris began to see what he was

pointing at. His eyes widened in disbelief.


“Your not serious Bobby. You're gonna get yourself killed!”


“You better believe it. I'm going, whether your coming or not, well, that's

up to you.”


“Wouldn't you rather just go fishing?” Chris asked questionly.


“Fishing. It's my last weekend here, and you wanna go fishing!” Bobby



“Fine, let's do it. I'll rent some wet suits at the scuba shop, and um..

you can get the inner tubes. Meet back here at 2:30.” Chris said excididly.


Finally 2:30 came around. By then, the sun had broken up the clouds and you

could now see the jagged peaks of the Koolau Mountains. The two boys had

shown up. They decided to meet up at the top of Maxis Funnel. When they got

there they encountered a man fishing in a near by creak.


“You boys have a death wish or something?” He asked.


“No sir”, Chris said. “Were just looking to have a little bit of fun.

That's all.” Chris replied in a polite manner.


They hopped the 13 foot fence, and the warning signs. Nothing was going to

stop these two boys.


They hopped into the cold murky water and wiped down the funnel like

greased lightning. Suddenly, the sun disappeared. They were now in the

cavern, cries of laughter and excitement rang trough-out the cave. Till

suddenly one of the cries turned bad. One of the cries had a shriek of pure

terror in...

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