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The Fire Essay

1981 words - 8 pages

The door creaked open as the young boy stepped out but was quickly
slammed shut by the viscous wind the noise echoed through the hills
disturbing some pigeons roosting in the near by trees. The moon was
illuminating the night sky with a milky glow which illuminated all
land creating large disturbing shadows. The trees bent in submission
to the howling wind which forced their branches to brush along the
ground sweeping the dust away from the track. The solitary building
which could barely be described as a house stood alone and solitary on
the hillside. The walls were crumbling from the water logged plaster
and only one window still contained a pain of glass. The door had
almost come off its hinges and with one more slam it would break. Off
in the distant hill tops stood a wolf howling at the moon its
silhouette easily visible from miles around.

The child standing at the door way looked older than he was with jet
black hair and dark bushy eyebrows that almost seemed to crawl across
his face like giant caterpillars. His eyes were large and round with
black pupils white when he looked into the pale glow of the moon. His
lips were thin and pale with deep cracks. They looked like they
belonged to a fifty year old. His face was white and worn with long
wrinkle stretching across his cheeks. He was wearing a long grey
trench coat which danced in the wind behind him. He grabbed it and
wrapped it tightly round himself like a cocoon. Then he started off
along the dirt road keeping his head low in a desperate battle against
the wind. Slowly, with each foot crunching it to the leaves which were
strewn along the path he fought a constant battle against the wind.

The moon was rising higher in the sky throwing streaks of light like
icicles across the darkened land. Then from nowhere a rogue cloud
streaked across the sky to shield the moon from view. Suddenly the
land turned black like some giant hand had just turned off the huge
light floating in the sky. The moon fought hard to pierce the shield
formed by the cloud but to no avail. The cloud appeared to slow down
as it passed by the moon but gradually it began to pass and then
suddenly two large streaks of light shot out from the side of the moon
the whole land gradually began to reappear under the moonlight. Within
a matter of minutes the moon had reappeared from its shade and was
shining with extra brightness to make up for the time which it was
blocked. Once again the shadows of the trees began to dance in the
moonlight. Swaying like mystical dancers in the wind.

The child continued on his journey along the moonlit path leading up
over a hill and off in to the distance. The road began to climb the
boy slowed his pace wrapping his long trench coat even tighter round
his small frail body. Suddenly the wind grabbed hold of his jacket

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