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Primary. Years 3/4/5/6

Conflict

By Giulia Rihoy, year 6, Elizabeth College

I was worried….
It was 20th of March 2018, the very first day of year 6 and I was super psyched for school because I didn`t get many days of school in year five because of all of the bombs going on around my area, so I was stuck in side.
Today I was not feeling anxious at all, there were no butterflies in my stomach. I wasn`t trapped inside, afraid of walking to school or even shaky, I was stable, confident and felt like I am lose to the world.
The night before I went to bed early so then I am pumped for tomorrow. So I went to around 7:45 p.m. but the problem was that I couldn’t get to sleep till 9:00 p.m. which was a total disaster for me because I was sleeping on the concrete floor with a blanket under me and over me.
The next morning I woke up by the sound of bonfires and guns. Quickly I got dressed, did my backpack, then went upstairs to have breakfast and I went past my parent's bedroom. My Mum was asleep, which is unusual because she is normally awake at 6:30 a.m. I woke up at 7:00 .a.m. but when looked across of the room my Dad was gone…
Slowly I into my parent's bedroom, I was unstable, felt like I was unsafe and my legs were jelly. Quickly I jumped on my Mum trying to wake her up. She realised that I was jumping on her after a bit and when she woke up she suddenly shouted at me saying” What on earth are you doing.”
I had to shout back, so I said,”Trying to wake you up because Dad is gone…look he’s not there."
“Don`t panic,” she said, but I panicked ……

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