Guest Story by Trevor Cooper

This is a story by Trevor Cooper, age 9 called Pumpkin’s Deep Sea Adventure

Far from my cozy fish tank, in the deep tropical waters, I was on a mission to find the hidden treasure. My friend, a catfish named Lay, had told me that I could find it in a sunken pirate ship.

My golden fins were the only thing giving light around me. I aimed my fins upward so I could see where I was going. I kept on swimming down in the sea.  I saw a coral reef but didn’t touch it because fire corals might sting me. I moved around it, not getting too close.

I swam a little further and then came to a sudden stop. There was an enormous great white shark to one side of the fire corals. I hid behind a rock covered with brown algae and sea weed, so the shark wouldn’t come after me.  He swam by me and turned upwards towards the surface of the water. I was scared when the great white shark was near me and relieved after he left the area.

I swam down even deeper to where the red algae grows on the bottom of the ocean.  Suddenly I saw an old wooden ship. I was so excited.

“I wonder what it’s in the ship,” I thought to myself.

The ship swayed back and forth in the slowly moving waves. I could hear creaking sounds from the whine of the wood.  I swam into the ship through openings in the side and saw old rusty cannons, anchors, buckets and sails that were rotting in the water.  I moved through the water until I was under the ship’s deck and saw a huge treasure chest overflowing with coins, rubies and other gems.  I was so thrilled I could pop.

I swam up to the top as fast as I could.  A little boy was at the edge of the beach, scooping up water and then pouring it back into the ocean. He looked like a nice boy. The next bucket scooped me up.  He was astonished to see a goldfish in his bucket.

“Hi little boy!  Can you help me,” I said to him. “I found an old sunken ship in the deep sea full of treasure and I need your help to get it.”

The boy called his dad over and his dad then telephoned a scuba diving team to come and assist.  They arrived really fast.  Then I told them where the treasure was.  They were very surprised to hear a fish talking.

The boy put me back in the waster and the scuba divers followed me.  I showed them where the sunken treasure was and they were astonished at the coins and gems.

They brought a strong net with them to scoop up the treasure.  They got all of it and swam with it up to the surface.  When I got to the top of the water I felt proud.  The scuba drivers took the treasure to a special place to clean the gems and coins.

I received lots of treats and goodies for my help.

The scuba divers carried me back to my own fish tank and I told the other fish about my experience.  They were all excited about my find and I was happy that I discovered the treasure.

I swam around the tank, remembering the things I did today.  After a while I went to sleep in the corner of the fish tank and dreamt about my adventure.

About writerladyjane

I'm a writer with a finished memoir, titled Images. Most of the blog posts relate to the general subject of my memoir and are about my experience of Federal Agents entering my home and arresting my then-husband for child pornography, as well as the following two years of threats on me. There are also posts that are of a lighter nature and some to do with my travels, especially a trip around the world I took with my daughter. I have an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and live in Westport, CT.
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