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My Favourite Piece Of Writing This Year
Written by Rachel Lee
. 10:52pm“Mum? .....are we......there yet?” Ella asked sleepily.
“Not yet darling, we’ll be home soon” replied Annie.
Annie was driving her tired, sleepy children home on an extremely foggy night.
“It’s so difficult to see” muttered Annie to herself. The whole car was surrounded by a thick blanket of fog, so Annie couldn’t see so well. She could hear the soft snores of her children sound asleep. Annie felt alone and lonely in the small cramped car so she clicked a shiny grey button. Automatically the radio burst to life. The radio was on full volume so Annie turned it down a bit. The radio was still playing loudly. CREEEAAAK!!!! The windows made a deafening creak as they swiftly slid down. Annie tried to take a glimpse out the dusty window. Sadly she could hardly see. The fog was just too strong. Unfortunately the fog started to get worse and worse. Poor Annie tried to think of the safest, simplest way to return home. There was another deafening creak as the windows slowly slid up. Annie quickly moved onto the motorway. Even though she couldn’t see so well, she remembered that she drove up a steep hill just before a turn off to her lovely, cosy home. The roads were empty, as empty as a cemetery. Annie was zooming in the fast right lane as she approached the bottom of the steep, dark hill. Annie stopped. She checked if there were any other cars, but no the roads were bare. As bare as a dead tree in winter. Then she decided to swap lanes. As she carefully changed lanes, she heard a familiar man’s voice, from the far away distance, shout “GET BACK IN THE FAST LANE!!!!” Surprised, Annie just decided to ignore the strange voice. A few minutes past, “GET BACK IN THE FAST LANE!!!” She heard the strange voice again but this time the voice sounded like the person was panicking. This time Annie decided to listen to the strange man’s voice. She moved into the back of the right hand lane. Suddenly she realised she was passing a car with cracked windows and a popped wheel. “Come on push!” she heard a faint voice yell. Annie just missed the back of the broken car. She started to drive safely down the other side of the steep hill. She then realised that her husband’s favourite programme MOTORWAY EMERGENCIES was playing loudly on the radio. Suddenly she heard the same man’s voice say “You’re lucky you listened”.
Article posted November 22, 2010 at 03:24 PM •
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