The amputated fingers of the Other Mother's shattered hand squirmed beneath the rock at the bottom of the well. They rose, dragging themselves by the fingertips to rejoin and connect to what could be scavenged of the hand. The resurrected hand reared up, wiggling its fingers, testing the air around it, before pulling itself from beneath the rock.
'Come back to me...'
The hand ripped a hole in the fabric containing the rock. It reached its slender, needle like fingers up to the thread on which the key to the door of the Other World was looped around and pulled gently.
Coraline screamed. Two gleaming buttons stared up at her, a menacing smile sewn across the doll's face.
"Get away from me! Why?! I had gotten rid of you weeks ago!" Coraline cried. Footsteps echoed in the corridor and Coraline's door was thrown open.
"Coraline? What's all this screaming about?" her mother snapped. Coraline stood up, shaking, holding the doll at arms length and threw it at her mother.
"Get rid of it! Burn it, fry it, just make sure it NEVER comes back!" Coraline demanded fearfully. Her mother gave her a quizzical look and sighed.
Heart racing, Coraline took another step forwards. She had to act calm despite the torrent of horror washing down on her. The button eyed army advanced on her and she screamed...
Panting, Coraline woke up.
'Just a stupid dream!' She complained silently. It was midnight, trees freaked and moaned in the wind and Coraline was sure she heard them whispering. 'Just my imagination run wild, again." she reminded herself.
Slowly, careful not to make any noise as she tip-toed across her bedroom, Coraline slipped from her safe point and closer to the tunnel to the other world. ...
When Coraline was 14, she walked herself over to the blacksmith's shop to ask if he could make a key for her. Coraline was going to use this key to go into the other mother's world again. After all, adventurers always go back to face their fears even if they are afraid, Coraline thought. "Come back tomorrow, and I'll have it ready then," the blacksmith said. When Coraline got home, Wybie was waiting for her. "Hello, Wybie," Coraline said. Wybie said,"Hey, Coraline. Do you um-" "Coraline! Time for dinner!" called Coraline's mom, interupting Wybie. Over the years, Coraline had grown used...
Now Coraline Jones, the real one, is still very amazing. But what if it was the other Coraline that was that we all know and love. I wonder, what would be different, or what would stay the same? If it was different would you think it would be more scary? Or much better? You would know how the other mother ate all her childeren. I think that would be cool to see, not in a mean way. Anyways, what if the other mother didn't eat the childeren. Maybe it would be fun to have that other life that Coraline could of have.
Many of my friends have seen this movie and it gave them
Nightmares. Same thing happened with me. I still think it's a really
good movie though. Part of the reason what makes Coraline scary is the music and the darkness. Many people think that too. I think the scariest part is the part were she plays hide and go seek. Please Comment on what you think and if it gave you nightmares comment for sure. which parent did you think was the scariest?
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