Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Writing Sample Narrative - Jungle

It was a seven day cruise and my parents thought that it would be a good idea to spend our first week of the holidays occupying our time in the middle of the ocean. The thought of water made my stomach squirm. I hate being around wet surroundings, and my parents knew that. I guess this was a punishment for getting really bad grades. On the other hand my little brother James who loved to be around water had good grades. So I was guessing that he had chose the location for our family vacation this year.

“Rita have you packed all your stuff yet? We’re leaving in five” my mum asked me. “Yeah. I’ll be down soon” I responded in a sluggish voice. I wasn’t keen on spending seven days in the middle of the ocean but I had no choice. The ship was huge! There were a lot of people planning to spend their first week of their holidays on a ship which meant that the cruise was going to be full. It was already day 3 of the cruise and the sun was beating against my skin as I lay there on the skydeck of the ship. I felt dehydrated so I stood up and went for a walk to the vending machine. I tried looking for my parents, and my little brother but none were in sight. I bought a drink

I stood on the railing sipping my drink when suddenly a couple of kids thought that it was funny to bump into me. Just from that little bump I went flying overboard. My heart was pounding so fast. I couldn’t do anything because I was flying off the ship! Then suddenly my whole body was under the ocean. I was being thrown and tossed around by huge waves. I thought that I was dead. But then I woke up along a sea shore.

A whole gigantic jungle was before me and I was scared to my bones. I stood up slowly and sluggishly, and peered around. I was all alone in the middle of the ocean on an island, probably not even on the world map. I didn’t know what to do, so I made my way into the jungle. I could only see green all around me. Night almost fell and I needed to find shelter for the night. The only clothes I had were the ones that were on my back, and they were still quite damp. I saw a tree fairly high off the ground that was climbable, so I spent the night in there. After five days of treacherous nights all alone I began to think no one would ever find me, when suddenly.
To be continued.

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