Our 100 Word Challenge this week was the photo prompt below.
The students had to write from the perspective of a soldier or a family member about this moment in time.
There were some amazing stories.
Check them out below!
There I was, dangling my legs off the side off the boat even though I was terrified of falling off into the water. I just wanted to fit in. I could hear all of the families and friends saying things like, "I love you," "Make us proud," "143." 143 means I love you. I learnt that at school. Oh how much I miss school. I hate violence but if it's to do with land, I'm in. I finally saw my Mum. She was climbing on the boat. I rushed down, pushing through the crowd. NIET, NIET, NIET! Russia is where I'm from originally. My Mum only knows Russian, but to my amazement she said something in English, "Just don't die," as she jumped off...
This is it! I'm boarding the ship. I'm so excited, me in my helmet and khaki suit. Bob grips the railing with sweaty hands. Me and my mates ask what's up with him. "Don't you think these guns we have, don't the Germans have them too?" he asked. "They could kill us." We ponder this for a minute. He had a point, but then again, the Fritz were the evil ones, we were in the right! We are invincible! We look at him funnily and then laugh. "It was all rubbish!" I thought.
As I wriggled to the side of the ship to wave to my family goddbye I started to regret the lie about my age and started to wish that I never signed up to this. As a tear drop dripped out of my eye, I said my las goodbye, then I pushed to the back. The ship smelt of sweat, fish and plenty of other horrible stuff. I knew all my mates were quite scared as well. As the ship horn roared we took off, quite slowly at first but the ship did get faster. I knew it was my time to shine.
I was sitting at the top row of the ship watching my sister and my mum waving goodbye in the middle of the crowd. I was feeling proud but I was also feeling sad. I could hear the ships horn sounding, "beeeeeeep!" I could smell the salty air. Tears came down my face and I could taste salty tears. I could hear the crowd yelling, "Goodbye," "Hope to see you soon!" I caould laso hear the seagulls, "CAW! CAW! CAW!" They were loud and noisy. After a while the horn beeped and I knew it was time to go.