It's Day 20 of the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge
‘I could do that’ said Tom.
First he needed the chair. Daddy’s big black one in front of his desk would do.
‘Now a lever’ he thought. ‘I know, a big wooden spoon from the kitchen’
He found one and tied it to the arm of the chair with string. Next the helmet. He saw a colander hanging on a hook. ‘Perfect’ he thought.
He climbed up into the chair, put his helmet on his head, closed his eyes and pulled back the lever.
When Tom opened his eyes he was in the park. But it looked different. The swings and the slide were still there, but they were brown and made of wood.
Then he spotted a boy chasing a big wooden hoop which he whacked with a stick. He was wearing funny brown clothes, trousers down to his knees, long socks, a brown jacket, and a cap on his head.
Walking behind were his parents. His Mum wore a little feathery hat and a brown and white spotty dress down to her ankles. And she had a dead fox around her neck! His Dad wore a funny brown hat with a brim, a stripy suit and shiny black and white shoes.
Then everything began to fade, so Tom pushed the lever forward. The chair felt like it was spinning. It stopped he was back in the park again.
But there was nobody there. No birds, just dead flowers and trees with no leaves. The lake was empty and everything was grey and dusty.
He heard a strange voice. "Don't let this happen Tom" it said.
Tom didn't like what he was seeing and hearing so he gave the lever a tug to take him back home.
'What are you doing in my chair Tom?’ said Daddy.
‘There’s my colander!’ said Mummy.
‘I’m starving’ said Tom.