I have got the best news; I have made it to the school swimming team. I’m doing backstroke, 200 meters. I was so excited to tell everyone but it had to end up as another Baines mistake. Mum didn’t even care; she was more worried about my dad. My mum’s name is Joy even though she isn’t. My dad’s name is Walter, but mum calls him Walt. All he does is sits on the sofa and just watch the telly. I even tried to tell him tea was ready but all he can say is, “Not now, love. I need to watch this show.”
Even my brother, Gary, totally ignores me. All he does is listen to music on either his Walkman or his really loud speakers. It’s like I am totally invisible, that why I have a friend called Zara. She is invisible so no one can see her. She is the only person in this house that listen’s to me. But mum and dad don’t like it. I used have make mum make extra food’s for Zara. She said that if I don’t stop with this invisible friend nonsense then she will take me to the doctor. I told her that I have stopped but I really haven’t. Zara’s the only one that I can talk to in this house.
Another thing that also happened is when I wanted Zara to come downstairs to have some dinner because she must be starving. So I got the extra plate but mum and dad shouted at me. Then when I was trying to give some of my food to Zara, Gary had to go and snitch on me. He’s such an idiot. Then when he told mum and dad, they told me to go to my room, and that’s when I realised something extraordinary. Zara came to life. I saw her. At first I thought it was a stranger then I realized it was Zara. I was so happy that she came to safe me from this mad house.
In the morning, Zara started to play tricks on my family like when she made Gary miss his chair and explode the TV because the channels were boring. Dad blamed me. Then when Zara and I were talking about how boxing is stupid, I accidently said extremely stupid by accident. Then mum told me of for telling dad’s boxing is stupid. Then I had to decide between my family and Zara and obviously, I picked Zara. Then mum and dad said that I had to go upstairs. When I was upstairs I wished they vanished and that’s what happened. When I came back downstairs they were gone! I also met Chuck and Felix. They were Zara’s brother and dad. Now life is so much better because my parent and Gary were gone and now I get to live a happy life with Zara. Or will I?
I was beginning to like my new family. We played a game of cards and I won every single time, but Chuck was very upset when I won all the time. Then after the game we went to bed. I assigned everyone rooms. Chuck even cleaned up Gary’s old room using his mind. Zara and I would have to share a room. I didn’t mind. We wished for a new bed and it came! Then I thought if Zara could wish for a new bed why didn’t Chuck wish to win in snakes and ladders.
The next morning I woke up very early. Well when I said I woke up, I really mean, Zara woke me up. I can’t believe that they wake up at half past 6. Well you know what they say, early bird catches the worm. I came downstairs and I saw everyone. Everything was going so well, until they told me what they wanted to have for breakfast. Most of the things I didn’t even have, like black pudding. I suggested fish finger but they don’t like it. I felt guilty so I decided to play a game, one of my favourite games. Snap! We played for a little while. Then Zara’s family came up with their own game of snap. They decided to keep the cards facing up. It seemed like a stupid way to play. When I saw everyone was winning, I couldn’t help it, so I quit!
Zara, Chuck and Felix went out to the funfair which I promised to go to but I didn’t, I decided to stay at home. Then I felt a tiny bit guilty. So the best way to get them to forgive me is to bake a cake. I got all the ingredients and I was ready to cook. I followed the exact instructions like put the egg in the bowl and whisk it up, and that is what I did. Then put the mixture in the backing tray and put it in the oven.
The weirdest thing happened today. I heard someone. Maybe I fell asleep and I dreamt of it but I heard something. It sounded like… Mum, Dad and Gary! They seemed upset, they seemed sorry. I was about to wish for them to come back when…
Zara, Chuck and Felix returned. I opened the door and there they were. They told me how exciting things about the funfair. I told them my surprise. I told them to close their eyes and I took the cake out of the cupboard. It looked horrific. I made a bet with Felix, because my cake was a disaster, Felix decided to make it. I thought he couldn’t do it so if he made a cake, I would clean the kitchen. I knew he wasn’t going to make a cake but out of know where. It came. I bet me used his mind to make it. I cleaned the kitchen and came for my part of the cake but then Felix told me that I had to clean the whole house. I did it and then I went to the cupboard to get my part of the cake but it was gone. It looked like a brick with a candle on it. I worked so hard to clean the house, AND ALL I GET WAS A STALE BIT OF CAKE!