“The Elbow Girl”
1422 Mcentire Rd Tryon, NC 28782
Immaculata Catholic School
Prompt #’s 1,2
“The Elbow Girl” 1
“Stop that’s nasty, Rachel!” Ryan said. Rachel was chasing Ryan down the Kentucky
River with her elbows backwards and laughing wickedly. No one knew how Rachel got her
elbow to do that. Some say she’s double jointed. But Rachel didn’t believe them. She thought it
was magic. Ryan got very annoyed by the way his sister bent her elbows. So he punched Rachel
in the face, and she wailed like a baby and ran home with her elbows still backward. “Wait, I
didn’t mean to hit you!” He ran off to the house where Rachel was crying inside. When he
arrived their parents were frightened. They have never seen Rachel ever do twist her elbows like
Ryan asked, “What happened, Dad?”
The Father responded, “Son, have you ever seen Rachel do this?”
He looked at Rachel to see what she was doing. Her elbows were backward, and Ryan
gulped. “Yes,” he admitted.
The Mother screamed, “GET THE ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST!”
A few hours later there was a knock. “Come in,” the Father said in a deep voice.
“The Orthopedic Specialist is here, Mother,” said Ryan.
“Good,” Mother said.
“Hello, my name is Dr. Coventio. I am an Orthopedic specialist.”
“Yes, thank you for getting here so fast. My daughter’s elbows are bending in a strange
way.” Dr. Conventio went into Rachel’s room asked a few questions about her elbows. She
answered all of his questions correctly.
“The Elbow Girl” 2
“Okay, I want to see what this elbow thing is about.” said Dr. Coventio. Rachel bent her
arms back until it was visible to the doctor. “UUUUGGGGHHHH! What kind of witchery is
this!” said the Doctor. “She is not a human but a very strange animal!”.
Rachel cried “I don’t know how this possible. It just happens!”
“Nonsense! She will be sent out into the woods to live by herself!”
Rachel ran out of the room in despair so no one would capture her and throw her into the
woods. Suddenly, she tripped and cut her elbows. “Oww!” She got back up and saw a little
cottage in the forest. Rachel walked closer to see what is was. She stepped carefully, trying to
cover her badly bleeding elbows.
As she got closer she could tell it was a cottage that was damaged really badly, but not
abandoned. She walked up to the door and knocked. In a screeching voice a woman said, “Who
“Hello, my name is Rachel and I’m alone and need help. Everyone hates me and is
looking for me because of my elbows. Could you help….AHHHHHH!” Rachel was dragged in
by the hair inside.
“I’ve been waiting for you,” said an old woman cooking something in a enormous pot
“Okay……..” Rachel responded,
“I am deeply sorry for what I am going to do now. It won’t hurt, but you will be gone for
a whole day. Goodbye!’’ said the old woman.
“The Elbow Girl” 3
“Oh by the way, my name is Sarah DeVore” said the witch. Suddenly, she sprayed
Rachel with a potion of body switch from the pot.
“Poof” the potion went on Rachel, then fell on the floor unconscious was lying dead as a
fly was Rachel Devores body. Standing was Rachel’s body but Rachel DeVore soul inside of it!
“Ughh what is it with these elbows?” said Rachel DeVore, she walked outside to go into the
town, to finally see it in 137 years.
“There she is!” said Dr.Coventio
“Huh?” said Rachel DeVore. Two men grab Rachel DeVore by the hands, “But I didn't
“Oh sure you didn't, hang her!”
“WHHHHHHHHHHAT” DeVore said.
“Hang! Hang! Hang!” the crowd chanted. They took DeVore to the gallows at the top of
the town. There she was hanged, dead as a doornail. They lowered the body and out of the heart
was one gleaming yellow light! A respiration came out of the body, “I can breathe again. Look
“Rachel!” Mother cried, “Your alive how is this possible we hanged you for an day and
you looked dead!”
“A lady and I switched bodies, you guys killed her and I came back to my body!” They
went back home after the hanging to go see Ryan that was worried for what happened.
“Rachel!” they hugged and talked of what happened,
“The Elbow Girl” 4
“Man how did this even happened I can't remember!” They laughed. “Look I can’t bend
my elbows back now! Now I can be normal like you!” They walked outside to see the joy that
came out when they found out Rachel was not actually an animal.