I was running, my chest pounding, my eyes dry, my throat sore and cold. All I could hear were the scattering of footsteps in the background behind me, and the shouting of police officers. What had I done wrong?Just a minute ago all I was doing was sitting in the cafe drinking my hot-chocolate, all of a sudden the police came in asking for someone called “Janet Fletcher”, they weren’t really asking, more like yelling! I knew at that moment having done nothing wrong that I should just get out. I opened the door and walked out normally. “OI! YOU!”, I turned around, then I ran and I ran and I ran. I hit a small ally on a side street,”I think i’ll be safe here”, I gripped the pole next to me in fear, the winter air swirling around me. What had I done wrong?…
I stood there on the hill overlooking a beautiful canyon below. I folded out my easel and sat down on the stool. Taking a deep breath I pulled out my paint brush. The canyon wasn’t particularly colourful, actually it was very lifeless, “I want to add some colour to it , BUT WHAT COLOUR SHOULD IT BE?”.
The canyon was a deep, red, clay colour like the desert, I added bright purple wild flowers scattered all over the canyon with clusters of yellow and orange spread across the landscape. I stood back and studied my painting, slowly nodding my head up and down. I was happy with what I had created.
I looked out my bedroom window to see the sun setting over the RIVER, it shimmered with PINK in the afternoon sunlight. In the morning I woke up to the smell of COOKED bacon and scrambled eggs. I skipped down the STAIRS with the summer sun shooting through the windows onto my face. After breakfast my family and I all headed down to the beach, I love the beach except for the sand of course, and whenever I see a sign saying “WARNING: SHARKS” it always makes me really NERVOUS. I lay down my beach towel, put on my sunglasses and sun-bake.
30 MINUTES LATER
Until I wake up and, oh no… I’m sun-burned!
As I read the contents of the letter, I was aware of the smile on my face, I had been excepted into Hogwarts! The school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! I unfolded the rest of the letter it read:
“Welcome, Hogwarts is for all students with curiosity and wonder of a new world. Find yourself a wand, learn spells and curses, be the best Quidditch player Hogwarts has ever seen, but Beware of the Forbidden Forest for you are not welcome, do not get out of your bed till 7:00, for you are to be in your rooms by 10:00, or shall lead to punishment or expulsion.”.
I bit my bottom lip with frustration, my breath blowing my hair out of my face each time I took a breath. My eyes were locked with my teacher’s, I don’t even think I even blinked. I walked over to his desk in anger. I threw my arms across the desk and wiped it clean. Pins went flying across the room, papers were thrown, books were torn. I was so angry I could hardly control my rage. WHY WOULD I DO THAT? you might ask. Years of frustration and resentment at how I had been treated is the answer.
I jumped onto the couch watching the FLAME of the fire slowly melting the ICE blocks I had laid in front of it. I was working on a science experiment for school, looking at what is the most powerful and quickest gas to use to melt ICE blocks. I have to REGULARLY check the CLOCK to see how long it will take for the ICE blocks to melt. When I put the fireplace out I realised that it had turned a LIME green colour, from when I had used the different types of gasses in the same fireplace. “OH, NO”….
The sound echoed through Redwood forest as the blasters fired. I closed my eyes hoping that any imperial troopers wouldn’t see me. I heard the voice of master Yoda in the distance, I must protect him. I rolled out from under the log and ran towards his voice. He was standing next to a tall white door frame with a clear blue centre, that’s when I noticed the hundreds of injured Ewok’s behind him, it was a portal that he had put there. He said it would lead them to a planet where they would be safe from any Imperial soldiers.
Sammy pulled the lever down HOWEVER, SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT SHE HAD DONE. Sammy thought that by pulling the lever down it would get rid of the evil creature for good, but she was wrong. The doors flung open, the creature leaped towards her with its long, ghostly, finger nails reaching out, Sammy jumped behind a beanbag in the classroom and held her breath. It was dead silent. Sammy jumped up onto the ledge to check the window and noticed the curtains covering them. She pulled back the curtains and heard a loud scream, she turned around and the ghostly thing was gone…
I walked upon the fields of DAFFODILS, they stood tall in the spring sun. I hopped through the HUGE fields with joy, there was field upon field of daffodils, the scenery was so amazing that it looked like I was in a famous movie. The sun SPRINKLED light on to the wet grass that lay on the earth’s surface. I kept walking further on and could start to make out a large sea of bright PINK in the distance which was another field of daffodils but they were PINK.
.Cape Town in South Africa has been experiencing an ongoing drought for a couple of years now, but over the past few months it has been getting worse. People are saying that the taps could even run out of water by the 4th of June, and that that day is going to be called ‘day zero’. People in Cape Town have only been allowed 50 litres of water a day and, if you have a family, you also have to share that 50 litress of water with them.
.How long can droughts last for? What is the largest drought / longest drought ever recorded?
.I understand the effects that a drought can have on a town, village or even one person.