Category Archives: My Own hunger Games
My life has changed dramatically over the last few months. First I get picked to go to the hunger games where I will most likely die. Then I go to the training center in the capitol and learn that I am a good shot when it comes to shooting guns. After that I survive the initial cornucopia battle and I escape with a valuable foliage suit. And on top of all that I find a great camp that then practically gets infiltrated by the pack. Yes my life has changed a lot lately with out me wanting it but now, I’m going to influence some of the changes so I can survive.
In the morning I decide I am going to make a better observation post outside the cave so I can watch what the pack does. When they leave for there mid day hunting I start. I add more foliage at the edge of the rocks but still behind the tree so nobody can sneak up on me. I move some of the big rocks over so I can peer between two of them with out being noticed. After I am satisfied with my hiding spot I put my leafy suit back on and decide I will never take it off. I don’t want to risk getting seen by the pack. If they just see a flash of movement and some plants they might not care. But if they see movement and a body then I will be riddled with bullet wholes very quickly.
When Marc woke up he quickly looked turned on the Projectron. He watched as the pack headed away from the pond they were at last night. But he could tell they would be back because they left a guard to protect the weapons and the food. Now the camera panned over to the waterfall and then zoomed into the water. Then the angle switched again and showed a cave. In that cave held the sleeping body of Fred Flynn. Marc watched the screen while he ate breakfast and he watched Fred wake up and start making a concealed observation spot. “The kid is smart”. He thought to himself
Go away. That’s what I was thinking to my self. I did not want the tribute pack to stay. My base camp was less then one hundred yards away. But then I realized I could keep an eye on them and I could even attack if I had to. It was getting dark so I crawled outside to observe the pack. I noticed that they left one person to stay awake while the rest slept. I waited outside for another twenty minutes before it was about time to project any dead tributes into the sky. There were none. That was not surprising because there would be cannon blasts notifying each death but I thought I might have missed it somehow. I thought about the thousands of people watching. After no action, the game makers usually find away to spice up the games but I think the capitol will be on the edge of there seats knowing that I am so close to the tribute pack.
Today Marc watched the Hunger Games segment on the arena. It showed maps of the arenas were people were just like everyday but it also showed some of the animals and other features of the Hunger Games. Marc picked Fred to locate and it showed him the map. The arena was in the shape of a large oval. In the middle was the cornucopia sitting in a clearing and bordered by many tropical trees. On the left or west side was a large hill and on the North West side is a large lake. On the screen it showed a picture of a piranha over the lake. There was a large river coming from the south east going by the right side of the cornucopia and breaking off into three parts. One stayed south of the Cornucopia and led t a pool and had the face of Fred on it showing Marc that Fred was there. The second part leads up north and then west of the cornucopia and then went into the lake. The last one went north and flowed into a small lake a little bigger then the pool wear Fred was. By the hill was a small lake wear the runoff collects when it goes down the hill. Marc then clicked a button to show where the pack was. Marc knew that they were very dangerous so he added them on the map so he knew where they were. He then gasped as it showed them almost on the same spot. He went to his fighting screen but there were currently no battles. Marc was confused. Where was Fred? Where was the Pack?
As he walked on he saw flowers the size of the cornucopia and monkeys that could fit inside your palm. The colors of the Jungle were so bright and vivid they made your eyes tired by looking at them. Beneath a large tree with violet flowers was a large flat rock that was the color of midnight. On that dark rock was an amazingly colored lizard that scales shimmered in the sun. It looked at him and then dived into a bush, not wiling to come out. There were also lizards in the trees that changed colors and had eyes that looked different directions. He approached the lizard when a fly passed by and got snatched by a pink string. He quickly looked over at the lizard and saw him eating the fly it had just caught with his long sticky tongue. As Marc left the room to go to Steve’s house, he thought about the amazing animals he had watched on the screens and decided that he was going to go to the zoo and look at the thousands of animals they have on display.
You see a great place to hide and make your base camp. The location is amazing. In this part of the Forest, the trees are less dense but have many species of plants and animals dwelling in them. The river that runs by the cornucopia goes down a waterfall and lands in a deep pool that has rocks that border the Blue water. Behind the water fall is a cave that is large enough to hold a few people but is small enough to keep you warm on the nights that are cool and brisk. From the outside you would not know there was a cave there. From the inside it looks like there was a blue veil covering the mouth of the cave. The spot was so perfect because it had one entrance but to exits. You had to climb the over some rocks, through some taller grass, and then there was a big tree growing between the boulders. You had to go under the tree through a gap in the semi-exposed roots to get into the cave. To leave you could go back through the small opening and under and past the obstacles, or you could jump through the blue veil into the deep water below. You would survive if you jumped far enough. There were only rocks surrounding the water but in the middle it was 20 foot deep fresh water.
I decide that this is the best spot to be so I make camp here. There are holes in the rock walls and I hide my positions there including the one position i started the games with, the ring that has an emblem of a sword that is made of Topaz. It belonged to my grandpa and I thought that it was something I wanted to have when I died, or to have on when I m getting my picture taken and traveling to the capitol. Earlier that day I started to walk a different direction so know I was closer to the cornucopia but I was well hidden.
I put on my leafy suit on and I walked outside going to explore my new home. Right when I walked out I saw five people all aged between fifteen and sixteen. I stopped immediately. I knew that in my camouflage suit if I was by a tree I would blend right in. I stayed frozen until I knew all of them had there faces turned and I slowly sank down. I peered out from under the bush and saw my action went unnoticed. I looked at them and I realized this was the allied team from district one, two, and four. They allied at the first hunger games last year and they continued this year knowing they would get far and then they would turn on each other like a vicious pack of wolves. I could hear them talking loudly. That is probably because they are loaded with assault rifle and one of the boys was still carrying the machine gun from the blood bath at the cornucopia. They talked about the small lake on the other side of the arena and now I am happy that I did not go over there. The lake was infested with freshwater piranhas that were obliviously mutts. They were each a foot long and had inch long razor sharp teeth but that was not the scary part. They traveled in pacts of about one hundred and could tear a human apart in five seconds. Then I noticed that some of them had wounds and realized that there were six of them to begin with. They checked the pool for any man eating fish but they found none. They cleaned there wounds in the water before deciding that this was there knew base camp.
The friends watched as the pack of allies got a large light machine gun and a crate of ammo and were talking out many of the tributes. More would have died if it wasn’t for the Kevlar bullet proof suit. They watched as a huge boy from district ten that was almost seven feet tall picked up a smaller boy and through him into the cornucopia. Then picked up a large knife and stabbed him and ran towards the lake. The group of guy s was cheering because this was an action packed hunger games. The capitol liked the violent sport because they considered the tributes animals, things below the rich capitol’s residents. Of course, Marc was different. He loved action movies and adventure games on his three dimensional Projectron (a fairly modern entertainment and gaming device) but the thought of real people dying made him feel sick. Mark jumped from his seat in surprise as Fred put a bullet in a girl’s head and ran into the forest. He saw that the boy had a gun and a camouflage backpack that could have something important inside.
They watched until the day drew to a close. During the night there is usually barley any action but if there is then they will show it in the morning recap. Right now Marc saw that the commentator for the nightly recap was showing Fred Flynn alive and hidden in a leafy suit. “So that’s what was in the back pack.” Marc thought to himself.
The night air was a perfect temperature, not being to hot or to cold. There was a light mist that made the large green leaves collect droplets that slowly dripped of the corners. At midnight the mist turned into a drizzle that lasted for a few minutes before stopping completely, which made the colorful jungles silent once again. Several hours later the sun had risen, waking me up. Despite being in a large arena with 13 other tributes trying to kill me in order to survive, I had a good sleep. With my foliage look a like suit on, I felt very safe that now one would harm me in the night.
When I got up I had a goal in mind. To find a permanent campsite so I could take the offense. I do not want to hide for the whole games; I want to establish a base and fight. I do not now were I could go to find a good campsite but I new that it would have to be hidden, but not so secluded that it did not have any contact with enemies. If only Fred saw what was marc was seeing, A full map of the arena with the geographical features and major things that happened in areas. The map also showed wear all of the tributes were. Marc was watching this in his entertainment room were his Projectron was located. The Projectron projected multiple screens in the air that were 3d and in high definition quality. If any tributes got close to each other there would be one screen on each of the tributes. There was also always one screen with a commentator and one with an interactive screen so you could place bets. The user could pick witch one would have sound by voice control and could change it any time he chose. Marc always had one screen on Fred to see how he was doing. Right now the boy was walking through the magnificent jungle looking at the amazing creatures that lived in it.
He had long orange hair all over, except for his hands, feet and face. On his head was a brown spot that must have been a birth mark .He had thumbs like humans but his face was more round and he did not walk fully upright. He was like a monkey but he had no tail and he was much bigger. He was swinging from tree to tree wit his long arms. He landed on the ground by Fred and they sized each other up. Now that he was close, Fred recognized this animal from a book he read. It was an orangutan, an ape that used to live on islands called Indonesia. Fred had obviously not been there because it probably still had too much radiation, but the animals that lived there were said to be amazing. Large cats that were orange and had black stripes, small colorful birds that made funny noises, and fish that lived on the coast that swam through cities made of coral that rivaled the looks of the capitol. He also realized this was not a capitol made mutt, but a real animal that was not enhanced in any way. Fred had read that these creatures are very smart and He wondered if the animal could understand that he was not in a real jungle but an arena made for death.
Gonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sound was as clear as real life, even though it was coming out of a TV. It was a big TV though. Every person in the capitol had nice things like TV’s; surround sound speakers, cars, and any meal you want you can get in less then a minute.
“Come on guys! The hunger games have started!!!” Mike yelled at his friends.
“Anthony! Bring the popcorn! And don’t forget the pistachios!” Steve bellowed.
They were all ready to watch. Everybody in the capitol watched and sometimes bet on the contestants and it was the biggest sport there was for them. Mike, Steve and Anthony all bet on big strong people, they would not bet on smaller people even if they got a better training score. But Marc was different. He bet on people who he thought were scrappy and clever. He bet on Fred Flynn this time because he was said to be fast but also smart. All marc’s friend though he was insane to pick someone that was not even six feet tall. He didn’t listen to them; it would all show later on.
I was a couple hundred yards away from the blood bath when he looked around. There were huge trees everywhere, with big leaves and vines that wrapped around them like a thin green snake. There were pink and blue flowers on the ground and butterflies were gently flying around and landing on them. I also saw a small area of bushes that were partially broken. It looked like something went through them. When I bent down and looked, he said the feet were some type of mammal but the tracks were not human. I went further and realized it was going down hill. Then I noticed some water slowly trickling down a large tree and going down the hill. It must lead to a river. I followed it down a couple miles but I knew he could not go further tonight.
I found a tree to climb and sleep in but then remembered the backpack I took at the cornucopia. I took the straps off my shoulder and unzipped the bags metal zipper. Inside was an empty water bottle that I immediately filled from the tiny stream. The stream was growing larger and running faster as it went down the hill. I also found a small saw that was not really a weapon but it could cut small branches of trees. What I found last was most surprising.
When I pulled the last thing out of my bag I thought it was full of leaves, flowers and grass. But the then when I pulled it fully out I saw it was a suit with realistic looking foliage on it to blend in with the jungle. This would probably be a key for my survival because I could hide anywhere in the great expanse of jungle. Now equipped with this new leafy suit, I was willing to find a concealed place on the ground instead of in the trees because I would be invisible unless someone actually stepped on me which would be unlikely. I still did not want to risk it so I walked over to an area overgrown with bushes and tall grass surrounded by a few large vine covered trees. I laid down his bag and used it as a pillow because it was fairly soft. I put the leafy suit over his body and noticed that it also came with a thin leafy face mask to cover my face but leaving wholes to see through and to breathe threw. I was about to go to sleep when I realized they would project the images of the tributes who died today up in the sky after hearing the Panem anthem. In a couple minutes the music started and when it was ended it was silent for a second but soon after 10 pictures of tributes popped up. None were that unexpected; the big muscular ones from 1, 2 and 4 are working together in a pack so they are hard to kill. No, all of the deaths were the weaklings and the physically unfit. One of the pictures up there was the chubby girl from district five that I killed with one shot. The pictures disappeared with one last bit of music and then the night turned back to black, Black as the Capitol’s soul.
Gonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had many choices. I could run to my left which would take me to the lake. There is a good chance the lake would attract many other tributes so it would not be wise to choose that direction. The hill is behind me but that is probably just as popular as the lake because of the great vantage point. I could go straight, but that would mean going around the cornucopia. Going left and to my back both had more trees so I could not see that far but I’m guessing there were a few lakes as a second water source. I thought about what would happen if I went to the blood bath at the cornucopia.
I’m fifteen years old and my name is Fred Flynn. I’m really fast and I have some muscle but I’m not big like some of the other contestants. I only weigh 160 pounds and I’m five feet ten inches. There are some giant contestants especially one who is six feet eleven inches and weighs 350 pounds. The industry in district six is transportation and we make cars for the capitol and keep up the train that goes around the nation. Kids start helping at age 12. Luckily my dad was a worker who fixed the railroads so I got to see the different areas of the nation when most people don’t now what the other districts look like. From fixing the railroads I have developed muscles in my arms from hammering and lots of leg and core strength from carrying heavy metal objects that shape the rail road. The people in my district usually have lighter brown or blonde hair but it is almost always straight and so do I. My mom does not work transportation; instead she works at a clothing store with my grandma made for the richer people in the town. I have no siblings and I am glad because they would have to watch me fight and probably die on TV. The hunger games are mandatory for everyone in Panem to watch and all events including school stop when it is time for the games. Even the parents of the tributes have to watch as their child gets their life take away for the capitol’s enjoyment.
I run toward the cornucopia as fast as my adrenaline pumped body can go and on my side of the cornucopia I am first. All I need is to grab a gun and get out. Before the game s you can train at the training facility and I got very skilled with shooting guns. I grabbed a pistol because I did not want anyone to fight me for a fancy gun. I started to run left when a chubby girl coming from the other side pulled out an Uzi and was about to shoot when my instincts pulled up my pistol and fired one clean shot hitting her dead between the eyes. I grabbed the camouflage backpack she had and ran towards to the right, the unknown jungle. I could here heavy automatic gunfire on the other side of the cornucopia and I knew there would be lots of death today.
I was in a jungle, more like a rainforest with every color imaginable from vivid greens, popping yellows and bursting reds that reminded me of the color of blood. Then I laid my eyes on the golden cornucopia. The sun was reflecting off of it but you could still see what it held around and inside it. I now realized we were in a circle opening but there were tress surrounding us. The trees and very large leaves and had many bright colored flowers. The sky was very blue and the suns rays had no clouds to go through. I prepared myself because the sixty seconds was drawing to a close. I hear the gong and I run knowing what would happen if I wasn’t fast enough.
When the rebel forces tried to over throw the capitol the world changed dramatically. District 13 got absolutely obliterated. News casts from the capitol show reporters in radiation suits telling the tale of no survivors. The other districts had to surrender and to prevent more uprisings and to gain more control, the capitol made a policy. The policy would claim hundreds of kid’s lives all over Panem. The policy was going to make one boy and one girl from every district go to the hunger games. The hunger games are a fight to the death in a huge arena that can be miles and miles long. One of the twenty-four will live and live a life of luxury at that. Last year was the first annual hunger games.
The first hunger games Took place in a dense woodland with lots of firewood and food if you new were to find it. It had a fairly large river running through it with some rapids and some small pools. There were the normal animals like rabbits, squirrels, and small ground birds like quail, but there were also some animals that were obviously not entirely natural. These animals are mutts. Genetic mutations made in labs in the capitol. A good example of this was the bears that would attack if you were by there part of the river, or the eagles that dropped rocks on your head. The weapons were swords, maces, clubs and some bow and arrows. That hunger games was said to be “exiting” from the capitol but they also said that next year they were going to try something new.
It is now the second year of the games and that “something new” is very interesting. Instead of using Iron Age weapons they are using guns. It has not even been two years after the rebellion and Panem has only existed For twenty two years. Before Panem, the whole word had people living on it. But then the past livers of North America engaged in a brutal World war successfully killing the world by using bombs that contained toxic radiation. During the final world war, the armies used automatic rifles and scoped rifles that could hit targets from a mile away. It was very sad because they were working on many new technologies that would be very useful like curing diseases and developing rockets that could go to mars holding twenty people. This year’s change in the games is supposed to be a big hit but they have not officially decided whether or not they will continue this in future games.
The arena is a vast expanse of rainforest that has a small lake and a few meandering rivers. There is also a large hill which is more of a small mountain. The tropical plants come with animals that look like they are from different worlds including huge twenty foot crocodiles, with dozens of razor sharp teeth and scaly armor. There are also monkeys and apes that swing from the trees with grace and ease. The most out of the world creature is the massive elephant weighing thousands of pounds providing enough meat for weeks as long as you get past its 5 foot long curled tusks. There are also lots of traps that the game makers control, such as the pits of quicksand that will bring any unwary tribute to a slow death. There are also rainstorms that make the earth loose so mudslides take the tributes down to the river were then many drowned. The game makers made such a large jungle because some of the rifles can shoot people from great distances and some of the grenades can blow up anybody in the in the immediate vicinity. Of course, the game makers did not want the games to end quickly, so they equipped each tribute with a high tech Kevlar suit that can block most bullets. The Suit blocked the arms leg and lower stomach but left the head, neck and upper chest exposed. You need to score a good shot to earn a kill.
In the middle of the arena is the cornucopia, home to weapons and supplies. Around the cornucopia are twenty-four circular platforms. One tribute starts off on a platform and they have to stay on it for sixty seconds before they can go into the fight or run away into the dense forest. If you leave the platform early then you will trigger sensitive mines that will blow you into the sky. After the sixty seconds are up there will be a gong which notifies the start of the hunger games.