Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Always Wanted to be a Writer

I found this in my files today:

I wrote this in 5th grade when I was 10 years old for the Young Author's Book Fair :D

Opening paragraphs:

My heart started pounding as the waves crashed against the side of the boat. The hair on the back of my neck stood up as I felt cold sea water rush over my sneakers. I picked up a bucket and started bailing water out of the canoe. I looked back and saw the soldier's canoe coming up behind me. I wondered why soldiers would be chasing me, a 15 year old boy. I hadn't committed a crime, I had just run away from the island orphanage.

Suddenly a huge ice beast rose up in front of me. The soldiers were still in back of me. I tried to stop the boat but the oars broke. I crashed into the beast!


Hehe ahhh that brings back memories :D


Elaine Smith said...

What a lovely thing to have. You opened with action, always great. I think it really works; I was right there, up to my shoes in water, with him. *grins

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That is so much better than anything I wrote at that age. Thankfully nobody saved any of it.

Stephanie McGee said...

That's awesome. I wish I had things like this from when I was little. But alas I came in to writing a bit late in life.

Anonymous said...

That's impressive writing for a ten year old. When I was ten, I didn't write like this. :'(