By Heather, 11
I had switched off
the television, I had been watching a programme about cruises. My
mum had just been saying how she would love to go on one. I switched
on the radio at the exact moment when a man announced that a competition
was being held and the prize was a luxury cruise. The cruise was
free and so would be the food, entertainment and there was two hundred
pounds to spend at the gift shops. I decided that I would enter
and if I won and me and mum would be able to have a lovely holiday.
To enter the competition you had to send your name, address, age
and who you would take with you and your three reasons why you should
go on the cruise. I wrote down the reasons and sent it off the next
day. Two weeks later, my letter was replied to and I had won the
cruise! As soon as I told mum she started rushing around finding
things to pack.
One night when I was sleeping
on the ship a bell began to ring and I could hear people shouting.
I went to the side of the ship and looked out. I could see another
ship coming towards us and I could tell we were about to collide.
Then it happened. The two
ships did collide and I fell overboard. When I had fallen over I
tried to swim up to the side of the boat but the waves that had
been made by the crash started pushing me away from the boat. I
tried to float but I kept going under the water and started running
out of breath.
I woke up to the sound of
birds squawking. I weekly pulled myself onto my feet. There was
sand all around me and I could see trees in the distance.