Winner named in story contestFourth-grader Kelly Holm was the winner of the Sweet Butter Cakery Scary Story Contest. Holm, 10, won a gift certificate from the business. Honorable mentions went to fifth-grader Samantha Stroozas and sixth-grader Max Gierke.
Fourth-grader Kelly Holm was the winner of the Sweet Butter Cakery Scary Story Contest. Holm, 10, won a gift certificate from the business. Honorable mentions went to fifth-grader Samantha Stroozas and sixth-grader Max Gierke.
The Battle of Blondel
In a dark, dark night,
By a dark, dark riverside,
There was a dark, dark town.
The town was called Le Proive.
Once, the town of Le Proive was a happy place. That all changed at the time of the Battle of Blondel.
Blondel was a young man who wanted to find out why no one ever returned when they went canoeing on the Le Proive River. There was a mysterious unknown force lurking beneath the icy waters. The mysterious force was often a popular topic of town gossip, but only Blondel wanted to seek out the force and discover its true identity.
On a cold, wet Oct. 31, Blondel took his canoe and slid it into the swirling waters of the Le Proive River. Only one person watched him go: me.
As he neared the middle, his canoe began to sink. There was a loud ROAR and a blinding flash. Blondel was thrown into the icy water and his canoe drifted away. After several bloodcurdling, ear-piercing screams, all was calm. At that moment, all the lights in Le Proive went out. No one knows why.
People talked about Blondel’s disappearance until the next Oct. 31. At midnight on that day, every person in Le Proive vanished without any warning. Did they all flee to a safer place? Or is the curse of the Battle of Blondel to blame?
On Christmas Eve, a small canoe washed up on the shores of the Le Proive River. There was one thing in it: a skull. Was it the skull of Blondel, the man who dared to fight the terrible force? I do not know. But one thing is for sure:
Le Proive is the ultimate representation of mystery and unknown.