The Strange Clock
By Andy Deng
There was a boy named Tom, who lived in Sydney. One day, he dreamed he could invent a time machine and could time travel to anywhere. But when he woke up, he realized it was just a dream.
“Come on, I wish that dream was true!” exclaimed Tom, with pity.
“It’s time for breakfast,” sang Tom’s mum. So Tom quickly rushed downstairs for breakfast.
After breakfast, Tom went back to his room where he could see his mysterious neighbour up to something. His mum and dad always say that he’s a man doing nothing. But in Tom’s opinion, that man was always watching him. Tom then, saw that man threw a clock at him! Luckily, he ducked, and the clock landed on the floor. Then, he touched the clock, but suddenly he was sucked into the clock!
Tom then landed on the floor, painfully. He looked left and right to check where he was. He saw a building across the street.
“That building looks familiar,” said Tom, curiously.
He made sure the street was clear, then quickly went across it and inside the building. He could not believe he saw his mum and dad there and mum was nearly giving birth!
A midwife came to Tom’s parents and told them, “Congratulations! You will see your son in three hours.”
“If that baby is me, that means I time travelled, so I must find the other clock to go back before they another me is born, otherwise I will become ash immediately!” Tom thought, in panic.
Tom quickly set a timer on his digital watch to three hours and ran to test all the clocks in this city. Finally, he found the clock that he wanted!
“Uh-oh, It’s nearly three hours, I need to go inside this clock at once!” said Tom. Then, he went inside the clock just as he was born.
Tom came back successfully. At last, Tom said, “I will never do that ever again.”
That’s Tom’s first adventure.- Total nr. of readings: 1,138 Copyright © The author  All Rights Reserved. This story may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the author except for personal use.
Enjoyed that? Then you might like these...
Franklin the Frog
A story about a frog called Franklin who can speak to humans, but it gets really interesting when it turns out he can also sing and dance!
The Emperor’s New Clothes
Two swindlers pretend to weave the vain emperor new clothes, but claim it's invisible to stupid people. Will anyone be brave enough to say there's nothing there? Includes audio narration.
The Kallerbay Stories 4-6
More stories about the town of Kallerbay, through stories by its young people there. Stories 4-6 included.
Was Moti Clever or Stupid?
Indian folk tale about a monkey called Moti who swaps his tail for a knife. Was he clever or stupid? You decide.
The Clever Trick
Mr Squirrel and Mr Rabbit have a clever plan for collecting blackberries in spite of the dog.