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Copy and paste the starter paragraph below into your word processing document and continue your story from there. Your story (excluding the starter paragraph) should be around 800-1000 words.

Remember to give your story a title!

Every entry must include the entrant’s name, email address, town or city, age and school or college (if entry comes via a school or college). Please put this information at the top of the Word (or similar) document. Save it and then send to anne.marley@tiscali.co.uk by Friday 26th April 2019
 


 

The air was thick with the sound of something being torn apart: a wrenching, screeching, groaning sound that made the earth tremble. The smell of smoke was so strong it caught in my throat and pooled like acid on my tongue.

It was scary - terrifying - but exhilarating. After all our work, it was finally happening.

 


 

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