‘When Disaster Struck’- Danielle, 10, Weedons School

I was sleeping in peace until… Crash! Bang! Crash! The sound of breaking glass and windows ready to burst filled my body with fear. At first I thought it was the washing machine gone mad but no! Much worse; EARTHQUAKE!

“Dad!” I cried. Mum came rushing to my bedroom barely being able to see her way around. I climbed out of my bed as fast as I could. I hugged mum in the doorway shivering, just about to cry. Finally it stopped I let go of mum in relief that it had stopped. CRASH BANG! I forgot there would be after shocks. I held on to the doorway thinking, “What if we die?  What if our house falls on top of us and we all get trapped and we don’t have any food or water?”

Now, I couldn’t help the tears streaming down my cheeks. Mum and Emma, my sister, reached for their cell-phones to call loved ones. Emma has a radio on her phone so we changed the station to National Radio. It said the earthquake measured 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale. We got used to all the after shocks. A lot of old buildings in central city are not safe and have been knocked down.

6 Responses to “‘When Disaster Struck’- Danielle, 10, Weedons School”

  1. Tyler G says:

    Well done i like the way you used great words

  2. CHARLOTTE says:

    Wow Danielle that was awesome. I felt like i was there that was awesome!!!!!!!!!

  3. Georgia says:

    WOW what an outstanding story. What wonderful words you have used. Lots of exciting words. It makes me want to keep on reading. Well done Danielle.

  4. shianne says:

    awsome story i thought it was the best out of all that i have read so far!

  5. Eve says:

    Fantastic story Danielle i bet you where freaked out

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