- begins in the action
- present tense (I am, not I was)
- short, sharp sentences
BEEP BEEP BEEP the alarm clock goes I leap out of my bed. I wrestle on my wetsuit It’s a bit of a struggle. We back the boat in the water. My Mum loops the rope through the air to me. “Yep” I shout. Dad guns it and the rope goes taut. I feel the surge go through my arms into my body. The boat rips me out of the water. I stand up and I stay standing till the waves from the other boat disappear. I am really nervous I start to lift my foot. The ski fall’s off I tuck my foot behind the other one. Everyone cheers! I try to do one hand! and went yes! I wobble and wiggle I lean to the right I I I wipe out. splash! I hit the water.