Living NightmareI was woken up by the sound of thunder; the loud cracking noise caused me to flinch. Sitting up, I let out a small groan, my entire body ached. I looked around; I had no idea where I was. I cringed again as another crack of thunder ricocheted outside. The rain then began pattering against the roof of the building.
I took a moment to look at the things in the small room that I was in. Directly in front of me was a desk which had an unlit candle on it, an empty glass bottle and pieces of paper that had been scattered all over it. Hanging on the wall above the desk, was a portrait of an elderly man. On either side of me were bookshelves; one of which was completely full, the other had only a few books on it, the rest had fallen off onto the floor because the shelves had broken. Everything in the room was covered in thick layer of dust and cobwebs.
I decided that I should try and stand up. As I started putting weight on my legs, pain instantly shot through them. It was like I was get
PersevereWhen you were a kid they would say, "Anything can happen."
This is completely true.
Anything can happen at any place, at any time. Anything can happen to anyone, even if it's something you never thought would happen to that person. An event can change a person's life in an instant. It can change your life and the lives of others in multiple ways. It is only how you choose to handle these events which really matters in the end. I've been through moments like these.
My name is Kiara Sheppard and this is my story.
My life was like any other teenager. I went to school during the week, hung out with my two best friends Amelia and Aurelia during the weekends, argued over the littlest things with my family, struggled with the huge amount of homework and many other things that seventeen year old teenagers worry about.
I didn't anticipate that my last year of school, would be the hardest year of my life. At the start of the year, I had said to myself that I was going to try my hardest to get go