I am full of excitement as I quickly zip up my bag for our holiday, I run out of my room screaming out, “Mum I’ve finished packing my bag.” Mum replies “Ok, make sure all of the lights are turned off!” I don’t reply, I am just too excited to be going on a holiday. I run down to the car and make sure that everything is perfect. Then Mum comes loudly down the stairs and when she finds me she says “What did I tell you about the lights?”
I’m starting to not feel so excited. I wanted this holiday to be good, but I think to myself that this is only the beginning.
My friends and I went to a haunted hotel which most people that explore go missing. There were words spray painted on the door “Watch out for the lights”. We stayed in for a night but nothing happened. My friends and I decided to go exploring. We turned the lights in the hall on and saw a tall pitch black figure staring at us. We ran to the end of the hall, turned the lights off and on. Every time they were on he would move closer. We went into a room. My friend left the lights on. We heard knocking on the door, “What did I tell you about the lights?!”
Atmospheric changes. One or two degrees hotter. Fires spreading rapidly. The smoke factories tearing the ozone layer. Coral is being destroyed. Glaciers melting from rising sea levels. Humans have run out of things to blame. We started it, now we must and it. As little as using paper instead of plastic straws or cotton bags instead of a paper bag.
We need world leaders to start to spread the word. If not, farms will be destroyed by a national food shortage. No one wants that, we are in this together or we’re doomed.
The flames licked at my legs as we trudged through the burning long grass. As I sprayed the fire with my tugging hose, I thought strongly and I told myself I would never give up. All I could smell was the burnt trees and the hot blazing grass among me. I believed in myself and also my family back at home. The fires started to get out of control. I could feel my hands sweat along my uniform. It was uncomfortable… Will I ever get to see my family again? I clenched my fists and started spreading the water all over the fire.