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I love living on the moon

For our creative writing competition this, we partnered with Welland Park Academy and asked the young people to submit entries responding to the following briefs:

  • “If you were to set up home on the moon, what would you bring with you, and what would you miss?”
  • “Write a story about your 5-year-old self meeting your current self”.

This entry is from Lillie Ford.

I love living on the moon! So many pretty sights. We’re all like one big happy family living up here and you can always find someone to lend a hand. It’s just like Earth but better, you have all the same things with you but instead of waking up to the gloomy streets of London every morning you get to wake up and look down at Earth from your own little space pod. I couldn’t think of a better way to start my mornings! And I can hear you saying “but what if I get homesick?” well fear not because just like on Earth you can call, text or even FaceTime your family and friends who are still stuck on Earth. Living on the moon is really the way of the future.

CUT! Ok that was alright but we really want to sell this so put on a big smile and let’s try again…

No that wasn’t quite it, just once more really make it look like you’re having fun…

Ok April that was great – go home and get some rest, we will start the next one tomorrow.

I love living on the moon! So many pretty sights. But it does get boring after a while looking at the same dark waste land all the time. We’re all like one big happy family living up here and you can always find someone to lend a hand. If you can find someone that is, we hardly see anyone up here. It’s just like Earth but better, you have all the same things with you but instead of waking up to the gloomy streets of London every morning you get to wake up and look down at Earth from your own little space pod. I guess I get lonely and sometimes I wish I lived in London, with all the people, there is so much to do. I couldn’t think of a better way to start my mornings! Not being alone would be a plus. And I can hear you saying, “but what if I get homesick?” well, fear not because just like on Earth you can call, text or even FaceTime your family and friends who are still stuck on Earth. I wish it were that simple, sure you can see their face but it’s not the same, it will never be the same. Living on the moon is really the way of the future. Now that part is true even though I wish it wasn’t. Life was simpler when we all ignored the moon.

SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED A HUG OR A PAT ON THE SHOULDER.

You can bring anything to the moon! Food, water, all the essentials – you can even bring your phone, a TV, books, musical instruments anything you want. But there is something you can’t bring to the moon, like your friends, your family, your beloved family pet and you. It’s not like living on Earth where your friends can come over and visit you whenever they want, I mean you’re living on the moon. But that’s just a sacrifice you have to make, for the amazing views and cheap living. And you can still call them… and text them… but it’s not the same. Sometimes you just need a hug or a pat on the shoulder. And you can’t do most of the things here on the moon that you can on Earth. You can’t go to the shops (the food is delivered by small space pods), you can’t go for a walk (unless you want to float away into the depths of space). All the small things you take for granted on Earth. You see how much it really affects you.

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