All of a sudden, I heard a rumbling which seemed to vibrate through my feet, I looked up and saw black smoke pouring from Mount Vesuvius as a deathly silence fell across the city. Intense fear gripped my body and, for what seemed like an eternity, I was frozen to the spot. The mountain exploded. My eyes opened wide as the earth seemed to crack before me and a boiling cloud of fire and ash swallowed everything in its path. My panicking mind went to my family for an instant in time before a burst of heat silenced the world...
by Tom Northwood (Winner) (10)
St Columb Minor Academy - Cornwall
Competition - Ancient Adventures
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