Ash Leonard with The River! Nice work Ash!
Title: The River
Word Count: 150
‘You need to be brave. I’m only showing you this because I trust you.’ My sister Amanda
said, helping me down the steep riverbank.
I nodded, feeling important. Amanda never confided in me. This had to be something big.
He was wrapped in a brown coat, so at first I thought he was a log, until I saw his hair. It floated
eerily, cluttered with river debris. I reached out to turn him over – he was within arm’s length, and I
couldn’t see his face.
‘Don’t touch!’ Amanda hissed. ‘You can’t tell anyone, Kelsey. We’ll get in trouble.’
I pulled my hand away quickly.
‘But we didn’t do it!’
‘Promise me you won’t tell, okay? Or I will never tell you a secret again.’
I felt sick as I watched the body bobbing gently in the shallow water. Amanda’s hand was gripping
mine, her nails digging into my skin.