Diary Entry In WW1

Writing task:

Imagine you are either a soldier in the trenches or a woman back at home during WW1. Write your diary at the end of the week. Include your thoughts and feelings. (400 words)

Dear diary,

20[th] December 1915

Tonight is a cold night. I am freezing. It has been like this for the past year. It's dark. Really dark. Almost too dark to see. I can't sleep. My left foot is killing me. A thousand bees are trying to sting their way out of my foot. And it hurts, it hurts like hell... Doctors say they might have to cut it. I am terrified dear diary. How could I have been so stupid? Was I blind? Was I deaf? Could I not see nor hear the storm coming towards me. Could I not ...

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And it will come... Any day now, it will come. Every day, I have to get up and shoot people. Shoot innocent people that have been tricked as much as I have. They are also standing in their grave. A grave that I dug for them... And the hours. The long hours standing in the wet soil. It's the most disgusting thing in the whole wide world dear diary. I don't even know what I standing in. Is it mud, rats, insects? It hurt at first. But now my right foot can't feel anything. It's sleeping. It waits for the end of the war. But my left foot feels everything. And it hurts like hell.

I can't sleep anymore dear diary. I think I'm going mad. Am I? I see things dear diary. Strange things. They don't believe me. But they're there. I see them every day. Everywhere I go, following me. They look at me. They look at me straight in the eyes. And they're whispering. They're saying something. But I can't hear. I try to hear but I can't. Can you hear them dear diary? What are they saying? Do you know? ...

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Added: 3/26/2016 10:27:06 AM
Submitted By: valerios
Category: Creative Writing
Type: Free Paper
Words: 548
Pages: 2

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