In class, we were learning to make our short stories better by tying beginnings to endings. There was a list of story types, intense action, intriguing question, feeling, sensory description and sound effects/onomatopoeia. I chose intense action and here is my story:
Ok, so the story starts in England, on our family vacation. I am Jassena Claren, on holiday with my sister, Veronica and my mum. I am keeping a diary of our holiday.
England, 10:00pm, 18 June, 2012
Rushing around, getting suitcases organized for the flight we were late for. It takes a half hour to get to the airport but the flight is in an hour. We should be at the airport now!
“Jassena, Veronica, are you ready?’ Mum asked.
“I am but I’m not sure about Nica,” I said.
“I AM!” Veronica yelled,”Don’t just assume I’m not ready because you are!’
“Could Jassena, Veronica and Marissa Claren please come to gate 9 now. Thank-you!”
“Gate 9 is now ready for boarding, gate 9 ready for boarding”
Veronica was rushing around, trying to find gate 9 when she didn’t realize she had already passed it. Mum was calling for Veronica to come back, but Veronica, being Veronica, did eventually come back.
We were on the plane, I was ready for the 10 hour flight. I was starting to read while Veronica was listening to her music and mum was trying to sleep and of course, I got the window seat.
Faster, faster and we have lift off. see you in 10 hours America.
America, 8:51pm, 18 June 2012
I have a lot of jet lag from that 10 hour flight and it is still dark outside. I know where I’ll be when I get home.
Back in America, feeling great but before we were out of the airport, another plane had apparently crashed near by. I saw flames everywhere but we were safe. We got out before the flames spread.
I’m at home finally.
“Jassena, Nica, get to bed!” Mum told us where I wanted to go, bed. Well, I wish I could get over this jet lag before school starts! I’ll try to.