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Woeful World War

Confidently the nauseating pilots of the horrific planes soared frantically through the sky dropping heavy, colossal bombs onto the helpless streets of London. The emotional, intense boy stared through the glass window at the never-ending nightmare. Bombs dropped, people screamed and fire burned right before his eyes. “Ethan!” his mum yelled “Ethan! Get away from that ancient window, gather your siblings and get in the bomb shelter. We have no time to lose!”

As quick as lightening, Ethan shot up the stairs quietly and grabbed his sisters, Mia and Lacey and brother Riley. As they went down the stairs carelessly another bomb dropped in their tiny front garden. “Quick get in the shelter” Ethan shouted. They could smell smoke coming in through the cracked windows.

Slowly,as a few of the planes flew to the ground dodging bullets,as the sirens cried out as a warning people rushed to their shelters, Ethan ran back to the half-crushed house to get the photograph of his father who was fighting in the war. Ethan was reaching out for the picture when… BOOM! A bomb had dropped and all of the ornaments had smashed bringing the photograph with them. The dusty, fragile photograph had smashed”Noooooo” Ethan squealed as he grabbed the photo and went back ┬áto the shelter.

“What did you think you were doing?, you could have been killed! Ridiculous boy!” BANG…

 

💣 The Bombing 💣

The sky was very dim but very quiet… Out of nowhere you could hear loud bangs from planes shooting bullets and getting ready to drop a bomb. There were sirens going off, lights shooting into the sky and fires in yards… It was petrifying.

Caden stared through the window. Wide eyed, he felt tearful. Suddenly mum gripped his shoulder blade and pulled him away from the dusty window. “What do you think you’re doing Caden?!” Yelled mum. Before he could answer she pushed him through the doors and pulled Xavier into her arms and rushed them both out then cried for Lexi and Nellie to come down stairs. Mum held their arms tightly making marks on their skin from her nails.

They ran out of the small, wooden cottage with Lexi screaming tearfully. As they ran crying into the basement, Caden turned back shouting “Wait – Dad!” and ran into the house as Xavier tried to catch him. Caden grabbed onto the picture of dad then Xavier pulled him back with all his force, Caden suddenly dropped the picture and it shattered into small shards. Quickly, Caden then took the remains of the picture heading for the door then a bomb hit the side of the house. Bricks flew across the room crashing down on the floor making the house dusty. They managed to get back to the basement.

Then Caden collapsed onto the floor. “You’re so selfish, how could you run back like that!?” Shouted Xavier roaring with rage. “Xavier! Don’t yell at your brother like that!” Cried mum, pulling him backwards with a frown on her face. Xavier just sat down crossing his arms grumpily…

By Neeve Brown and Pati