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The beach - descriptive writing

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The Storm A storm brews above. People escape the beach, quickly grabbing their possessions as rain spits down on them. Music from cafes and fare rides come to a halt as their customers quickly disappear. The happy sounds of laughter echo around the empty beach. A gloomy shadow descends over the sea. Feeble light from the few surviving streetlights and lanterns appear to dim as the dark clouds move across the sky like a creeping spectre. Birds silence their song and flee to safer places. Sandcastles small motes, which surround them, now are filled with seawater, but not for long as its' remains are quickly swept away by the wind. Any last remaining footsteps disappear, and are buried beneath the sand. The wind plays with and teases the scattered rubbish, picking it up then quickly releasing it again. ...read more.


The saturated clouds start to rumble. Below them, the streets are lifeless as no one dares leave their secure houses for the daring weather outside. Thunder shakes the clouds, as it's loud rumble echoes around the empty beach. The bright beach huts somehow manage to look dismal colours against the grey sky. Warmth from the morning sun still circulates inside them, but now slowly is smothered by the cold wind. The smell of the sea overpowers the old, lingering smell of chips and candyfloss, now only a stench of salt and seaweed are left. Sand storms about, whipping up from the shore into the air and circling in the wind. CRASH! Lightning illuminates the sky and forks downwards to strike a boat, like a spear would to catch a fish. ...read more.


The sound of rain now overpowers the quietening rumble of thunder. Rays from the sun push through the cloud and release the shadow from the sea. Wind still pulls at the sea splashing waves upon the shore, making pebbles jerk against one another. The vegetation releases tension from its exhausted roots. Birds finally venture out into the unsteady weather after their long wait for food. A tempting scent in the air of brewing coffee comes back and drowns the sea-salt smell. Waves still press against the sea wall sending a light spray of water up into the wind. A final deposit of light drizzle falls into the shore. The sun peeks through the last remaining cloud and lights up the shoreline, to reveal the dazzling sight again. The happy fare-ground tune starts again and the merry-go-round begins to buzz with life again, bringing with it once more the familiar sound of laughter. Holly Stewart 10B ...read more.

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