Evie’s Trench Diary

16th October 1916

Dear Diary,
 
There’s no hope for me. Living in a trench there’s constantly a sense of foreboding. The ditch sticks out like a sore thumb in a drab landscape. It reminds me of a gash over a heart. Everyone’s in distress.
 
I’m longing for my family. Last night I went into No-man’s land. It was vile. I had volunteered to take the communication wire. Walking out into the dreary landscape I suddenly got caught in a flare. I staggered to the ground, face down in the sludge. Now the flare had gone out, I cautiously climbed to my feet and ran for it. I belted across No-man’s land, put up the wire and sprinted back. My best friend came with me but he didn’t make it on the journey back.
 
Sam
 
 
 
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One response to “Evie’s Trench Diary

  1. good descriptive writing

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