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The Storm

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The Heart of the Storm I was out in the Mediterranean doing my weekly Sunday fishing trip. It was to leave Gibraltar at seven o'clock in the morning and fish until around three o'clock so I could return home for five o'clock and relax before dinner. So that morning I left at 7 o'clock as usual and it seemed an almost perfect day for fishing with the sun rising behind the misty but humid looking Rock of Gibraltar. I set sail out into the Mediterranean enjoying the unusually calm sea for around fifty miles and then I looked to the west, out to sea and saw a silver coloured spot growing larger and larger which meant it was getting nearer and nearer. At first I thought I was seeing things but then I realized what it was. It was a tornado. It suddenly became extremely cold and foggy and at when this happened I collapsed into a heap on the deck of my ...read more.


When I was in my bed on that day I was feeling extremely upset about not going fishing and I felt great pain from the illness, but, I would rather had been in such a state at this moment than how it actually was. By now I was sweating and crying at the thought of the next breath I take could be my last. So I looked out of the window of my cabin thinking that this will be the last thing I will ever see with these eyes and I saw the tornado coming towards my boat and it was around a mile away and it reached within ten feet of the boat in a matter of seconds. I took one last deep breath and hoped for the best. A quick and painless death. It lasted a maximum of two seconds but it felt like an eternity. ...read more.


I woke up to my favourite sound, the brushing noise of the waves coming into the beach, except today I was being carried in with them in the worst pain imaginable. After the waves dumped me on the cushioning but slightly rough feeling of the sand and I opened my eyes gradually and painfully, as I had cuts on my eyelids and everywhere else on my body. I was on some sort of island that was everything but familiar. It had palm trees all over it and seemed to have no inhabitants except for the flies I could feel biting at my bleeding wounds all over my body. But then, I heard a sound within the palm trees before me, was someone or something there? Do they want to save me or kill me and eat me? I suddenly felt the same feeling of horror that I felt before I looked out of the cabin window of my boat to see the tormenting raging tornado speeding towards me. ...read more.

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