Alexa and the trip to Cloud Island

Alexa, Katie and Emma were three best friends. They grew up together in a suburb in Los Angeles and went to the same school. The 10 year old girls spent a lot of time together. Each of them had different interests, but they always encouraged and supported one another. 

Alexa was beautiful, tall, and thin. She was brave, honest, positive, and caring too. Alexa was smart at school and played sports. Katie was funny and cool. She liked to read books, dance, and sing. Emma was a cheerful and kind person. She liked to draw and paint. 

The three girls loved exploring new places. It was a dream come true when they found out about ‘Cloud Island Amusement Park’, a new park that had opened at Universal Studios, LA. They were very excited about visiting the park. The three girls, along with their families, planned a visit to Cloud Island after Alexa’s volleyball tournament.

One day, the three girls planned a mid-week sleepover. After school, they discussed their plans for the night and met at Emma’s house. They experimented with makeup and tried on some costumes. They put on some music and danced through most of the night. They looked at each other and burst into laughter because the makeup made them look like clowns. They couldn’t stop laughing for hours. They had a lot of fun that night. 

It was getting late and they got ready for bed. They went under their blankets and started reading their favourite books with torchlights. The girls stayed up most of the night. The fun they had was non-stop! 

After a few days, Alexa had her volleyball tournament. It was important for her to win this tournament to get her middle school sports scholarship. However, while playing, Alexa was distracted by the fact that her rival, Sara, was playing on the opposite team. She was very angry at the sight of Sara. Sara was not a friendly person; she was rude and mean to Alexa and her friends.

Alexa had scored below average in the game, and this made her very upset. During recess, Alexa’s friends came to see her. They reminded her of how important this game was, and encouraged her to concentrate more in the second half of the tournament.

The second half of the game began after recess. Katie and Emma were cheering for Alexa. Alexa was still distracted by Sara’s presence. She lost focus and tripped during the game. “Ouch!” she cried out in pain. 

Everybody rushed to help her. Katie and Emma pushed through the crowd and went closer to Alexa. She was in a lot of pain. The teacher took her to the hospital and Alexa’s parents were informed about her fall. 

In the hospital, the doctors scanned her leg and found that she had a hairline fracture. Her leg was put in a heavy cast and she had to rest in the hospital for a few more days. They gave her medicines to ease the pain and she went to sleep. 

The next day, Alexa’s friends had come to visit her in the hospital. To her surprise, the room was decorated with balloons and streamers. She saw the happy and cheering faces of her friends and family. They waved a “Get Well Soon” banner at her! 

Alexa was confused about all the excitement. Her friends then shared the good news with her- Alexa’s team had won the semi-finals, and the finals had been postponed on account of bad weather. 

Alexa was both happy and sad. She was happy that she stood a chance to play again and win the tournament. She was sad because she was still in a lot of pain. Yet, despite the pain in her leg, she felt like getting up and jumping up and down! 

Alexa was discharged from the hospital after a few days. She had to walk around with crutches. Due to the storm, all the schools in the city were shut. Alexa rested well and the doctors told her that her leg was healing at a faster pace. In a few weeks, she was back to normal and was able to start practicing for her volleyball tournament.

The day everyone was waiting for finally arrived. It was the final game. Everybody was excited about Alexa’s serve on court. She had trained well and made sure she wasn’t distracted during the game. It was a tough game between the two schools, but Alexa’s team played very well. 

All the hard work paid off when Alexa and her team won the game. The whole school was excited and cheered them on with excitement. It was a very proud moment. At last, Alexa’s dream had come true. 

The girls planned to go to Cloud Island Amusement Park to celebrate the victory. Alexa’s mom contacted Cloud Island to make a booking for the three families. They informed her that the park was closed for an event. The girls were very disappointed to hear about it.

Alexa, Katie and Emma went to school. Alexa’s teacher told her that they had a celebration planned for the team at Universal Studios. The teacher told her that she could invite her friends and family. This cheered the girls up!

The next day, the three families drove to Universal Studios. As they entered they saw a banner which said “Welcome Volleyball Champions”. The big banner was outside The Cloud Island Amusement Park. It was a big surprise! 

As Alexa entered the park, she saw her team and their families cheering for them. She was amazed at the sight of the enormous rides on giant clouds. People were dressed like clouds and performing funny and silly tricks. 

They stood in the queue to board one of their favourite rides- the roller coaster. They were strapped onto their seats before the ride started. They went through the clouds, and even touch them. The ride was mind-blowing. The roller coaster went up to the highest point, and dropped them with a sudden jerk! It was a thrilling experience. 

They also tried other rides and played with the clouds. There were shooting games as well, and Katie won a teddy bear. They ate cotton candy and other delicious food being sold in the park. 

It had been a memorable day for the three best friends. 


Meghan Reddy


Eight year old Meghan Reddy is a third grade student at Sri Mutha School. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand but currently lived in Chennai, India. She likes to read books and journal. She enjoys crafting, drawing, and colouring. She is a collector of small things. Meghan loves to cycle and play hide and seek with her friends. She and her sister play together and read a lot of books. Meghan and her family like to watch movies together and go on vacations. When she grows up, Meghan wants to be an artist and write a lot of books.