FC: By Brooke Neale
1: Happy Birthday | The smooth swish of fabric declared Flower Power’s entrance. “ Happy birthday” her parents shouted, their grins growing wider. Flower glanced around the room looking for her presents. All she saw was a small card her parents held out to her. Disappointed Flower opened the card. It was pink with a teddy bear on it. Do my parents think I’m five? Flower thought as she opened the card. Out dropped a small credit card shape card on a blue lanyard. It read: 10 day cruise ; Flower Power. Flower let out squeal of delight and leaped up to hug her parents. Her Mum opened the bedside table draw and produced two more. They were labelled: Toby O’keith and Bianca Robinson. Her best friends were coming too!
2: Today (Name) you are (age) What more can I say, You're becoming more special Each and every day, So blow out your candles One by one Enjoy your birthday Have lots of fun. | Flower kicked open the door to her Intermediate School, Toby following closely behind. The wind blew her long brown wavy hair out of her face showing off her best features. Her blue eyes sparkled and her pink lips shined as she told them the news while hailing a taxi. She sat in the back seat of the taxi showing them her new clothes. Black heeled boots, green pants spotted with colorful flowers, polka dot blue shirt with a peace sign logo, sparkly black vest and multicolored beaded headband. By the time she had finished talking they were at the cruise ship. Their parents were there with their suitcases. Flower and her friends hugged their parents and said goodbye.
3: Make A Wish! | Later that day at about eight o’clock Flower and her friends were relaxing in their cabin. Toby was on the phone to his Mummy, Bianca was painting flower’s toenails and Flower was reading a magazine. Suddenly, alarm bells rang, a warning was rang over the loudspeaker. They had to put their lifejackets on immediately. Toby hung up the phone and started crying. Flower scooped him up in her arms, while Bianca put on his life jacket. When they all had life jackets on, they walked to the top deck. Scared passengers huddled together scared for their lives. Flower looked over the balcony into the black, wavy sea. The boat was rocking around everywhere. The Flower saw it. A fin, big white teeth and glowing red eyes, a shark. Lots of sharks.
4: Hours later they were still waiting, huddling together to keep warm. Toby was asleep in Flower’s arms. Her shirt was wet from his tears. They were cold and hungry. Crash! They hit a reef water gushed into the bottom floors. Suddenly the boat started sinking. Flower and her friends were shoved into a lifeboat. Toby awoke crying. Suddenly thunder roared, lightning crashed, Flower panicked. Cold wet rain poured down on them. Finally the life boat was full and they could go. As we pushed off the sinking ship Flower saw all the passenger that might not survive, tears in their eyes. Flower was also aware of the boat thrashing around in the stormy sea. We cried, knowing we might not escape with our lives.
5: Party Time!
7: Several hours later Flower saw big blinding headlights. Flower thought it was a big cruise ship, then it turned round and Flower saw it was an old fishing boat. We all scrambled in, only just fitting. Flower and the other passengers were taken to land, then to a nearby hospital. Toby was fine, Bianca had a broken rib and Flower had some bloody wounds. When they were cleaned up they went and saw their parents, who were waiting outside. They rushed into their arms, tears rolling down their cheeks. The End
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