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Sarah Browns stomach had butterflies in. She knew what was coming; she knew that it was almost time

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GCSE English Coursework Narrative Writing It was a frosty night. The ground was soft, but dry. The sun had almost set, and thick grey clouds moved slowly and silently through the sky. The air smelt damp, the only sound anyone could have heard was their own breathing, and the occasional chirping of a bird above. The air was cool, a soft wind blew through the trees and Corporal Brown shuddered, though not with discomfort and coolness, but with terror and anxiety for the forthcoming events. As the slight whistle from the wind sounded in her ears, she lowered herself down, as low as she could get, into the soft muddy earth amongst the bushes. It had only been twenty minutes since she was first given her post on century duty, but already the young corporal was fed up. This was not her idea of how to spend her Saturday nights. She should be lying in bed watching a film, or out clubbing with her friends, looking for new talent! Yet Sarah still didn't regret signing up for the RAF, it was only her forth week of Officer training, she still had another two to go, and she was determined to stick it out to show the males that females could do just as well as them, without the make up too! ...read more.


The air was still cold, and rain slowly began to make its' way down to the ground, where it lay in small puddles on the mud. Sarah's insides fluttered with anxiety and growing excitement. She'd calmed down and lost worry since the sergeant had been to see her, and was now looking forward to the attack, stupid as that may have sounded to anyone else! Corporal Brown was beginning to get hungry, so she slowly reached down to her front webbing pouch to get her jelly. Trying to be silent at this point was beyond her, as opening jelly quietly is an impossible task! Feeling invigorated and even more excited after her snack, Sarah once more dug herself further into the soft round and tried to ignore the pattering of the rain, as it got heavier by the minute. Right now she didn't care when she was going to be attacked, or whether shed remember what to do, she felt warm inside and a strange feeling of happiness swelled up like a balloon filling with helium! The corporal scanned her arc, looking for any signs of movement. As she made figure of eights with her eyes, a movement in one of the bushes to her right caught her eye. ...read more.


She could just make out the outlines of one...two, no three peoples faces where their cam cream had run off. She could see them making field signals to each other. No mistakes this time she thought. This was it, the moment of truth. As the enemy drew closer, she took a deep breath, made one last prayer, then shouted the three most important words, 'Contact, contact, contact!' This was it, now or never... The next few moments were a blur. There was a lot of shouting, gun shots every second, and everyone stumbling and falling over one another. Sarah's mind raced with confusion. Was she doing it right? Would she pass? But she had no time to worry. The interrogation was beginning, and this time she was a victim! Beeeppp! It was over. End ex! Now she'd done it, it was all over, no second chances now; she'd completed the weekend. Whether she'd passed or not, whether shed demonstrated what she knew and what shed been taught she didn't know. She'd done it in her mind. She had self-satisfaction. But now she didn't need worry. She could just go back home, have a bath and sleep!!! She only had two weeks left, and then shed know if she'd done it ... ...read more.

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