Nobody in Preston could remember when the Water Tower was built or who had actually built it, but there it stood on Shooters Hill.
From the partly vandalised barbed wire fence like a spider keeping the flies out to the colossal tower which was hiding water away, everything was corroded, including the evil – eyed logo at the front of the Water Tower staring down at Preston.
At night the eerie beam coming from the heart of the Water Tower was a pair of piercing eyes staring at the black sky; the barbed wire came alive in the night sky. One thing was true; everyone in Preston was disturbed by it. Maybe, just maybe this particular thing wouldn’t have happened…..
Outside the local town shop, the two friends, Bubba and Spike, met to decide their plan for their day on their first day of the holidays. Spike told Bubba “I’m so hot – let’s go to the water tower for a splash.” As he started meandering towards the hill not waiting for his friend. Puffing and Panting, Bubba followed him along the way and gasped “ Slow down… Spike… can’t… keep up. Your Mum told that it was dangerous up there!” Spoke Bubba as he shook a little. Bubba’s mum Couldn’t care less but still gave him a big wallop for anything he did.
Making their way into the Water Tank, Bubba was left behind as he started to puff and pant even more “Let’s not go Spike.” he called trying to catch up.
“Quit being such a baby, Bubba” shouted Spike as he mouthed “scaredy cat”. Spike had already climbed halfway up the long and corroded ladder. Splashing into the colossal tower as bubba yelled “SPIKE!”
Deciding to climb up the water tank, too see what Spike was up to, Bubba started yelling even louder and louder. As soon as Bubba reached inside the water tank, he thought “Has he drowned? Is he OK? Will I be safe?
Bubba started splashing around maybe; just maybe Spike might hear him and reply. He didn’t out of the silence the water eddied and swirled, Bubba heard a ghostly wailing… “Spike… Spike…” whispered Bubba as he lowered his voice a little.
Following the shaft of light, Bubba started to climb up, when he realised his pants weren’t outside. They were lost! Panicking, Bubba starting running around then shouted into the Water Tower “Hello, is anyone in there?” as he started panicking even more.
“What” replied Spike as he started climbing out of the Water Tower.
“Spike I’ve lost my pants!” panicked Bubba, who was worrying too much.
“Don’t worry; I’ll get you a new pair.” Suggested Spike kindly as he started running knowing Bubba’s Mum would give him a big wallop if he came home naked. As soon as spike left, Bubba ran into the tank so he wouldn’t get caught as he whispered “Oh, Spike hurry up.”
Meanwhile, Spike was at the town as he started running trying not to get caught but he realised something weird was going on. All the towns people were staring at something… The Water Tower. Starting to walk towards Bubba’s house, Spike grabbed a pair of pants, which he took forever to find, then started climbing out of the window. As quick as a cheetah, Spike rushed to The Water Tower, still thinking about Bubba.
Meanwhile, Bubba hid under the tree. Wherever Bubba went, the sun found him and gave him blisters. As soon as Spike reached Bubba, he was coming out of The Water Tower… water was dripping down his body, he had a symbol on his hands and his eyes didn’t meet Spikes.
“This was the easiest thing I’ve ever done!” shouted Bubba as he laughed.
Deep in the tank, the water eddied and swirled…