Lonely Planet Kids recently ran a writing competition inspired by Disney’s new film Moana. The theme was ADVENTURE!
I wrote about the first time i went on a rock climbing wall and i’m really pleased to say i was named a runner up. 🙂
Read my runner up entry below:
My Rocky Road by Megan Grace Nicholson
I felt my foot slip off a rock. I’m so scared i might fall but i keep trying. I reach for the next one and put one foot firmly against the rock face as i heave myself up. I’m a bit higher now but i dare not look down.
As i climb, i could feel the whole rope shake.
“This is ridiculous.” I think to myself, “I’m never going to make it to the top.”
My breath is heavy now and i can feel sweat dripping down my forehead. Both my arms and legs are working in unison. There are only a few rocks left now.
Suddenly everything starts to ache. I keep pushing myself despite the pain.
As i finally reach the top, i pull myself up and over the edge. I sit down with defiance. I press the buzzer and cry out “I made it!”
I glance down to the foot of the rock climbing wall. I can see Mummy and Daddy’s smiling faces before pushing off the wall and sailing down. I feel weightless as if i’m floating in the air.
My whole body is tingling with excitement. What a crazy adventure!