Tate Doherty, Grade 6, St Bede's Primary School
Finalist in the 'Just Keep Writing 2019' competition
I heard the rustling of the trees.
I heard the humming of the wind.
I heard the shriek of a bird.
I heard its feet grind against the bark of a tree.
I saw a dark shadow following behind me.
I saw my furry feet running across the forest floor.
I saw its soundless wings thrashing above me.
I saw the branches shatter as the bird darted through the trees.
I felt the hard bark of the tree brush against my elegant tail
I felt the crunching leaves underneath my delicate feet.
I felt my heart lift when I jumped tree to tree.
I felt my bones tingling when I heard him shriek.
I wonder if I will survive this bird of prey.
I wonder if I can ever stop hiding.