Sahara Story

Students were asked to write an historical fiction story about what it is like to travel through the Sahara Desert.


Jeffery D.

Snook Snook is a young wise man that wanted to take care of his family. One day his prayers were answered when was going for a walk and tripped over something sticking out of the ground. Snook Snook thought it was a rock he looked closer it wasn’t a rock it was gold a pound in fact...

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Lilly H.

I breathed deeply. Today was the day. I had to cross the Sahara Desert. My group members were all ready. They had all of their supplies, and so did I. We had already put on our white clothing shielding us from the sun, and to keep us warm in the nights that could lead to endless sleep...
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Alice Q.

Early in the morning, near the Sahara Desert, in a small village, a young woman around her 30’s, maybe not that young, got up and got prepared for her journey across the Sahara Desert. She wanted to trade salt for gold. Her village had lots of salt, but no gold & money at all. Her village is poor, but rich of salt. So she started preparing for her journey...

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Tyzah W.

It was during the time of Ancient African Kingdoms when I had to sell goods to help my family. We were low on money and almost not able to afford anything. It was time for me to make a decision, to go on a life risking adventure through the Sahara Desert to sell goods to help my family. Or technically live homeless and die a very painful way. I questioned myself what should I do?...
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Raymond B.

Once, there were two men. They were the last two Time Lords in the universe, the ones who control time and space with their lives. They were the Chairman and the Keymaker. The Chairman was of lighter skin with a British accent and black hair complemented with his blue eyes. The Keymaster was of darker skin with black hair and British accent. They both had two hearts, which allowed them to regenerate so they couldn’t die. We start our story in the middle of the Sahara desert...

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Ethan C.

All our stores of salt were depleted and we had to journey into the Sahara to trade our gold for salt that we needed to preserve our winter stores of meat. I had a companion, Alix and my camel, Saler. My wife wished me good luck as I ventured out with Alix and my trusty camel. We brought many kilograms of gold to trade...

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Courtney F.

In Niger, Ryan was getting gold from his ruler. Ryan needed the gold because he wanted to trade the gold for salt. Salt was very important for Ryan because he cooks for the ruler. Salt preserved the meat for a couple of weeks. Ryan brought two camels for his trip because camels can carry heavy items that people can’t carry in long periods of time. Ryan also brought two goats and one sheep were dried up before he left...

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Josiah F.

Japeth could not decide whether starvation or death from heat was the more horrifying possibility; he was actively suffering from both. It was truly haunting to be lost in the Sahara Desert with an unmerciful sun, especially when he was not dressed in proper and sun-reflecting garments. It was simple wisdom to treat the powerful Tuareg warriors extra respectfully, to avoid their wrath, but their audacity to demand more and more of Japeth’s golden wealth had simply infuriated the tight merchant. Whereas other members of Japeth’s caravan possessed intense emotions mostly of fear, his rage was not containable; he verbally exploded with every nasty opinion he had of these marauders...
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Lukas H.

It was a dark cold night in lower western Africa. Abdul was leaning over his sister’s shaking body. He knew that she was sick, knew that someone would have to make the journey across the desert to get medicine, and he knew that he was the only one left who could make the journey across the desert to the north in order to obtain the life-saving medicine. Luckily Abdul’s family used to be merchants, and still had some items for trade, and some connections. He decided that there was nothing he could do now, and he would not last long in the desert without sleep...

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Traezhan K.

My name is Traezhan, and I am eager to look for salt. One day it was daytime and it was hot. My camel and I were walking in the Sahara Desert. At time to time I was either hungry or thirsty. If I were hungry or thirsty, I would take the water and food off my camel and eat or drink. When I was taking a little break, I realized I ran out of water! I was so scared now, but there was only one solution. The solution was to find wells that are in the sand...

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Roman M.

When I was reading a book about the Sahara Desert I felt like I was being pulled into the book. With a tremendously strong pull that I thought impossible, I was swept into the book. Right before being swept into the book I remembered about the Magic Tree House...

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Sarah S.

Meg was in 7th grade at Crestview Junior High School. Their class was learning about how people traded in ancient Africa. The teacher had talked and talked about this, but Meg couldn’t really make sense of it. Meg was confused, how did ancient people really get across the Sahara desert? If only she could just see what life was like in ancient Africa, it would be so much easier...

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Francisca K.

There were two brothers. The older one was Muhammad, the younger one was Amen. The two brothers were assigned to trade gold for salt. They first started their journey by buying two camels for 50 diners each. They know that camels would be important because they can go days without water and can lift heavy things. Next Amen made a list of supplies they would need. On the list was: lots of water, dried meat, rice, seeds, and fruits. They also bought hide tents, wooden stakes, pots and a sack to keep extra gold coins in. the last thing they bought were the necessary clothing which was many layers of white clothing that they wrapped around their bodies for protection. They started their journey early in the morning because it was cooler then. They had been traveling for a couple hours when Amen stopped paying attention to his surroundings, before he knew it he almost fell into a well but Muhammad caught him in time...

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Zoe L.

Clara checked her bag again. Good, everything was there. She briefly shook the bag, and could hear the mass of change clink against her metal anti-theft wallet. Clara continued to shake her bag until a package of sweets surfaced, and quickly popped one in her mouth. As she silently sucked on the sweet, she thought of the interesting events that had recently happened. A few weeks ago, Clara had experienced an amazing dizzying sensation and had been whisked away thorough what seemed like a dark tunnel of history. She had woken to find herself not as Clara, but as a young female doctor in the future when a mass plague had broken out and was spread by touch. She was the only doctor left, and only returned to her own time and body when she had solved her “mission” which was to find a cure...

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Vincent L.

My name is Zahki, and in the Sahara desert of the 12’th century, I had to survive a grueling trial, to travel to the region you call Morocco and back to the region you call Mali. Given the deadly sandstorms, wells almost 50 miles apart, and bloodthirsty Tuareg warriors, not an easy task. But leave it to a hardhead like me to trudge that long distance with half a ton of ivory in a cart to pull behind. My engagement with Ankia is a one thing few people know, so my anger towards her capture at the hands of those sadistic Tuareg warriors seemed to come right the heck out of nowhere for most people...

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