Young Author a Huge Fan of Chrystal & Hill
Yesterday, our Sales Manager Andy McKenzie had the pleasure of meeting one of our youngest customers, Olivia Newlands from Glasgow. Olivia is a budding author at the tender age of 9 and after choosing her first professional writers desk and an interesting chat with Andy, Olivia went home and wrote a wonderful piece on Chrystal & Hill and her new friend Andy and his 20+ years with us. You heard the name here first! Here’s her shorty story –
Chrystal & Hill Meltdown
He stood stacking office chairs as usual. ‘Big Andy’ had been doing this routine every day for 20 years. Not that he didn’t mind. He always wondered why he’d stayed for so long.
Suddenly as he stacked the 6th chair the bundle collapsed on top of him. Big Andy tumbled to the ground as many of his fellow workers surrounded him in a bustle and a panic. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. Andy had extreme luck as he survived with only a broken leg to show for it. But he was in for worse fate. As he reached the hospital he fell in to a coma.
After many months waiting for Andy to wake up, he did. Lying in the hospital bed, he felt dazed and confused. What had happened? one minute stacking chairs, the next lying a bed in a hospital. Well at least Andy thought it was a minute.
He rang the button for the nurse and asked for a laptop. He had to know what happened. A flustered yet surprised lady rushed into the room holding a very advanced object. Feeling nervous, Andy opened the mysterious thing he was holding. As Andy felt too dizzy and sick to bother to search, he asked the nurse one thing –
“what year is it?”.
The woman quite simply replied “the year 2108 of course”.
Big Andy bolted upright. He was sure something was up but that. No way. Now Andy was ready to find out what happened at least a century ago.
Searching in the strange futuristic machinery he found a link. There was 2 paragraphs he hoped would explain it all. It stated; Chrystal & Hill had an unforgettable accident. A man called ‘Big’ Andy McKenzie was nearly killed after a large pile of office chairs collapsed on him. Since safer mechanisms were not available at the time of the factory went in to meltdown. This led to mass chaos & destruction. The entire building was demolished on 10th July 2017. in it’s place stands a new structure called Empire Rising. The hopes for this building are to revolutionise the world instead of making it a hazard.
Destruction? Meltdown? It was all happening so fast for Andy. He thought his little incident would fade in to history, instead it left a huge dent in time.
He stood up in his hospital gown, ran past the security and into the open street then realised something horrible, he was stuck in the future. Too many things happening at once. Kids whooshing by on Hover Boards, adults on Rocket Boots. So many shops – Hologram Hoarder, Glitch, Time to Travel.
Wait! That was it. Time Travel Time. Big Andy rushed along the street and through the holographic door of the time travel store. He looked around. Buy 1 get 1 free, Free Tryouts. FREE TRYOUTS. He rushed over to the professor and snatched the machine out of his hand. ‘Here I go’ thought Andy.
WHOOSH! What was actually 101 years, passed in a millisecond for Andy. He was just outside the factory. YES! He ran inside. Standing inside Chrystal & Hill he grabbed a company hat to hide his face from his past self. Still in the nightgown Andy dashed through the doors.
Surrounded by office supplies, he ran to warn his past self. After turning many corners he realised he was lost in a maze of desks and chairs. He looked straight for a way out and saw himself. Cautiously he approached his past self.
As Andy’s younger self reached for the 5th chair the Andy from the future was lost for words. At last, as his past self rached for the 6th chair Andy from the future blurted out “Oi mate! Start the bundle over there instead”. Andy’s future self breathed a sigh of relief. He faded from existence