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"What's happening?' I heard the soldiers crying. I didn't understand how everything went wrong. First we were happy...... Then we were sad. It was like a blossoming

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Introduction

"What's happening?' I heard the soldiers crying. I didn't understand how everything went wrong. First we were happy... ... Then we were sad. It was like a blossoming flower caught in a storm. The knocking in my head wouldn't end. Were we so stupid all along? This is what happened "We are going to win this war!" my regiment sang happily. This was exactly what my mum always wanted me to be - independent, have a family of my own and fight for my country! She would be so proud of me. Even though she'd passed away a while back, she could still see me from heaven - which she used to call "a special place". ...read more.

Middle

I was frightened that it would get worse. And it did get worse. The Germans began to fire. My fear came back. The captain ordered us to cross no mans land; he said we had no choice. This was it. My heart was pounding like the footsteps of a running horse. We started to cross no mans land. My feet were hurting from standing in the muddy trenches. The land was so empty and lonely. I was so stiff from the coldness of the wind, trying to walk on the mud and scared to death. At if I got shot? I thought. The Germans were firing all around us and I could hear the fast beat of my blood drumming through my ears. ...read more.

Conclusion

Slowly, I dropped to the muddy ground. Blood was running down my hands. The incapable agony of the burning bullet got worse and worse but I was still alive. And then... 'Flash!' through my eyes! Something wonderful had happened. The pain flew away, along with my fear. 'Flash!' again, but this time I saw my whole life in a flashback right before my own eyes! It felt incredible. Everything went dark. And suddenly I saw my mum. She was standing in a bright light like an angel. This wasn't a memory this was a real fantasy. Her eyes filled with happiness. Her tears rolled down her cheeks and dripped of her lips. She was happy, and so was I. I knew that I would never lose her. I knew I found my victory. The End! ...read more.

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