Lonely Planet Kids Moana Writing Competition

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!

Author: munchkinmegan

Megan is a prolific reader, having been reading since she was just 1 years old, Megan is never without a book in her hand or her heart. At just 5 years old Megan challenged herself to read 365 books in a year but finished in just 10 months! She has always been keen to grow her library at home and is a frequent visitor to our local library. Megan may have read 365 books in 10 months when she was a pipsqueak 5 year old but she was reading every day before that and every day since! We estimate that she is well over the 2000 book mark and nothing is slowing her down yet! She is a keen supporter of literacy and authors alike. Now she is older she hopes to give her reading challenge a boost by reading at least twice as many books in a year. Megan generally reads several times a day and as her parents we are read out a lot of passages from books!! :-) Megan is a keen reviewer and has decided to share her journey through books with other book minded people. She is also a member of a chatterbooks group where she is given a book (or 3) to read and review for the next gathering. She is confident in her approach to what she has read, what she likes and dislikes, and she has no problem expressing those feelings with other booklovers.

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