Faster. Faster. My mind urged me to run quicker as I sprinted past towering, familiar trees. The wind encouraged me; my hair billowed wildly about me. When the sweet, well-known aroma of magical honeysuckle, roses and jasmine flooded my senses; a smile broke out onto my face. Panting heavily, I halted before my beautiful waterfall. Checking my surroundings, I confirmed I was alone. I slipped behind the flowing water of the waterfall swiftly. Grunting slightly, I rolled a boulder to one side. I wriggled through the gap and stumbled down the slope. It's time to train my 'distinctive' magical abilities...
by Betty Zhu
Highgate Wood Secondary School - London
Competition - Welcome to Wonderland
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