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AAWC Challenge Three

Hello everyone! I am here today with my third entry for Misty’s comp. Enjoy!





I held onto my little sister as tight as I could, as the icy water surrounded us. Hundreds were already dead, and there was no sign of the German submarine that had torpedoed our ship. I couldn’t cry. I could only watch as the beautiful ocean liner RMS Lusitania went down at an alarming speed. The Titanic had taken around 3 hours to sink, but our Lusy wasn’t hanging around. When the torpedoes hit there were huge holes in the side of her, and great fires raging below her decks – she didn’t stand a chance. She was broken.

I became worried as my sister Sally stopped moving. I looked desperately for signs of life, I checked her pulse and thrashed around with her in the water in the hope that I could rouse her. Then everything went blurry as the cold began to take over.

Faraway voices called:

“These two ‘ere, they’re breathing!”

“Haul ’em in then, don’t hang about!”

Then my mind and vision went dark.

I was woken, and I sat up. I could tell that we were back on land, because there was the sound of people talking all around me. The birds were land birds, the sky was kind – unlike the sky at sea, which was cruel just like the water below it. Then I saw… My sister lying a few metres away, but breathing steadily. There was no colour in her cheeks. She had always been pale, but never as pale as this. But she was breathing.

I realised as I knelt beside her, that she was broken – just like our Lusy.




I hope you thought it was ok, and I’m sorry that all of my AAWC stories turn out to be about ships! People say that it is easiest to write about what you like/enjoy, and I LOVE ships, so I find it really easy to write good stories involving ships. 🙂


sign off



Noises in the night

Happy Halloween, my little grinnng pumpkins! Here is a spooktacular story for you all to enjoy. Unfortuately I wasn’t able to add pictures, so you’ll have to use your imaginations today…And I’m sure your imaginations will be running wild on this scary Halloween evening! Now, let’s begin…

‘Twas a dark and stormy night in the village of Sylvania. The window panes shook violently in their frames, and the fog circled the quaint little cottages. The children had done their tricking and treating, and were now tucked up in their lovely beds. One of those children happened to be Frances Robinson, and she could not sleep. Something was bothering her…

There was an eerie sound coming from outside, and she decided to investigate. She wrapped her scarf round herself and crept as quietly as she could down the steps. Creakkk!

‘Oh no! Why does there always have to be one creaky floorboard?’ she whispered to herself.

Her brother, Finley sat up, looking at her suspiciously.

‘Hey, where are you going?’ he asked.

‘Oh, nowhere. Just feeling a little bit faint, need some fresh air…’ she lied hurrying away.

‘No sis. I know you’re up to something. Tell me, come on. Spill the beans!’

‘Uhhhhh, ok. I’m going outside to see what is making that annoying noise.’

‘Annoying noise? Me can’t hear noise’ said Cali, the youngest sibling. It seemed that in an effort to go on a secret mission, Frances had accidentally disturbed everyone in the bedroom.

‘She’s going on an adventure, and I’m coming too!’ Finley cried.

‘Yay! I love adventures!’ Cali squealed. So that’s how the secret mission became a family trip, with the three siblings marching down to investigate further.

‘Oh look!’ cried Frances. When Finley and Cali came out, they saw that bats were flying around. They were black and spooky looking as they flew through the fog. None of the children knew that bats made that kind of noise, and they were captivated. They sat there for hours looking up at their new friends, and Frances thought how this was the most wonderful halloween she could remember!

Well folks, that’s the end of another story, and another Halloween. Next stop, Bonfire night!

Olivia x