Thursday, 28 November 2013

A family is going out on our family boat for the day. Nana and Pops are coming as well. Mum didn’t forget the yellow bucket. luckey. The family tow the boat into the harbour and drive out into the ocean.Across the blue waves.

The boat tumbles on the waves. A storm is brewing above us, the waves are crashing up against our ‘Old Lizzy’. Grey clouds cover the bay. Lightning in the sky and a heavy downpour is just starting to begin. A young family of six decide to go out on their family boat with their grandparents.

No life jackets on board, no one even thought of wearing a lifejacket. Mum, Dad Nan & Poppa are guzzling back the booze, but did they think about us did the wonder if we were safe. No.  The tragedy is just starting to begin.

The salty water is gushing into the boat. They slowly sink. They all can swim but shore is miles off. As more water tumbles in ‘Old Lizzy’ starts to sink quicker untill theres no time left. The children are swimming as fast as the can. Their faces start to go blue,there time is almost up. Mum, Dad,Papa and Nana no sight of them. They might’ve  went down with the boat. Mum pops to the surface of the water.

A bright golden ball flies into the afternoon sky, the shining light slowly falls down on the gleaming orange horizon. Someone had let of a flare. After what felt like half an hour I see a helicopter circling. Mum lets of another light of some sort. The helicopter leaves. At that moment I was cold and thinking all hope was lost until…  safety arrives a boat picks me and my mum up my brothers and sister did not survive nither grandpa, nana and dad.

I’ll never forget this horrifying event, thats why everyone should be safe on the water. Always wear a lifejacket even if your mates think its not cool you’ve got to be safe.

This story is fiction.

By Isabelle Forbes,

Room 5