Descending from the gloomy sky, pumice and molten rock interweave themselves while grand amounts of scorching lava cascades out of the dark mountain. As groups of bewildered and terrified people flee to the harbour and tentatively get into their wooden boats, the bell rings deafeningly, warning the citizens to make way to another land. Filling the atmosphere with powdery dust, the ash clogs the town, creating both stillness and panic. Suddenly, the dragon lets out its last mighty roar. Everything falls silent. Nothing but a couple of trees are left swaying in the wind.
by Nadya Bertotti (9)
Beaumont Primary School, Purley
Competition - Once Upon A Time
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