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The War for Oz

By Zach Halteman (epic146)

Action / Fantasy

A Kansas Man

                                                  Chapter 1

Aristaeus glanced out his trailer window. The sky was grey as always. As he stepped out of the caravan, the wind gave him goosebumps. He walked to his horse, which he cleverly named Chester. (After his great-grandfather, Chester Marvel, or Oz the Wizard Deluxe) "Someday" he whispered. "We'll get there." Chester neighed quietly. He headed over to the old Gale farm, where he had heard stories about Oz. Although no one was there now, it was a little eerie. Walking home, he took off the big tarp that was covering his hot air balloon. "We're gonna make it." he said to it. He slowly heard leaves crackle in the distance. As he looked into the horizon, he saw it. The Tornado. Excitedly, he adjusted the weather vane on the balloon. He dragged the balloon out a little more. As the twister gained power, it started heading toward him. The balloon got sucked into the cyclone. It banged Aristaeus all around. Aristaeus curled into a ball and waited. After about 4 minutes of constant thrashing, there was a very large THUD. He popped his head out. He saw various strange round buildings, foliage, and 2 brick roads. One was yellow and the other was red. From the stories, he knew. He had reached the Merry Old Land of Oz

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