The Bunny Hunter
By Seb, Stage 5
Art Write Light 2021 is a creative writing project curated by Story Factory, in collaboration with visual artist Blak Douglas. During the program, students from Bonnyrigg High School and St Clair High School were introduced to the work of Blak Douglas, and created written and audio pieces responding to his artwork. The audio you’re about to listen to features a young writer from the program reading an extract from their work.
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The Bunny Hunter
Whoosh I can hear the wind blowing past my face as I focus on the massive hops of little bunnies moving along the green grass.
‘Why did she kill me?’ I felt broken and insulted about why she did. We were childhood friends that grew up playing on the streets. Why did she do it? I’ve been wondering about why she did it for the last two years and now I’m just a ghost that wanders around the streets I got killed in.
I live in LA in a normal house with neighbours. Back when I was alive, I spent my days playing basketball, eating food and playing tips with my childhood friend. I had one close best friend who lived in the house next to me. Outside home we were always on the same team for basketball, we always sat next to each other when we were eating food and when we were playing tips we would never tip each other if we were it. I thought that we were close but I guess from her point of view we were drifting apart. I was starting to develop feelings for her but she stabbed me in the back.
The way I left my presence on this Earth wasn’t the way I wanted it to be but it is what it is. One day me and Mazi were playing tips on the street until I saw a car driving as fast as a cheetah. My heart was beating really quick but then it dropped as soon as I saw the hands of my close best friend pushing me towards the fast car. I saw my life flash between my eyes. In disbelief I couldn’t believe she backstabbed me like that, all the memories and time we spent meant nothing to her.
Since I’m a ghost I’ve been stalking my neighbourhood and I found something quite strange…
Much is Rife, Blak Douglas, 2021
Art Write Light is generously supported by the Balnaves Foundation.