ElenaC

Australia

Hi! I’m Elena. I’ve wanted to be an author since I was 5 years old, and my short stories have won national awards. You can usually find me writing, doing homework, or procrastinating.

ElenaC (Australia)() liked Australia is burning, but we're adding more fuel to the fire by ElenaC (Australia)()

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ElenaC (Australia)() published:

Australia is burning, but we're adding more fuel to the fire

PROMPT: Environmental Journalism Competition 2020

These summer holidays, my family headed down to the beach, hoping to enjoy a relaxing break from school and work. But the sky was choked with smoke and everything glowed an eerie orange. The harmful air quality confined us to the house.

We were some of the lucky ones.

Throughout this bushfire season, which commenced in June 2019, fires raged all across Australia. They destroyed almost 6,000 buildings, covering an estimated area of over 18 million hectares. There were 34...

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ElenaC (Australia)() reviewed:

A Simple Travesty

PROMPT: Environmental Journalism Competition 2020

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this piece! It was informative and inspiring to see what people of Findlay are doing to help minimise their impact on the environment. With a bit of revision, I'm sure you can make this even...

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ElenaC (Australia)() liked Death of a Walking City: A Rise in Carbon Emissions by NinaFriedberg (United States of America)()

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ElenaC (Australia)() liked ミ☆February Edition of the Fantasy League! | #ScurvyCur☆彡 by WtW's Fantasy League (United States of America)()

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ElenaC (Australia)() liked All An Act #SecondPerspective by ElenaC (Australia)()

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ElenaC (Australia)() published:

All An Act #SecondPerspective

FREE WRITING

I watch from the wings as Damian stands in the centre of stage, illuminated by a bright spotlight. He delivers the final line, and rage stirs inside me. It's the perfect ending to his perfect performance - at least, that's what the audience seem to think. They burst into applause, cheering and clapping. Some get to their feet. Damian bows, and bows again. The clapping gets louder.

I glare at him, my hands clenching into tight fists by my sides....

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ElenaC (Australia)() liked The Length of Forever #ArtOfCompression by ElenaC (Australia)()

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ElenaC (Australia)() published:

The Length of Forever #ArtOfCompression

FREE WRITING

The woman sits with half-closed eyes, lost in a painful memory.

“I love you, Ana. I love you more than anything else, and I want to be with you forever.” The man’s earnest blue eyes had stared into her own, finding only unflinching grey.

“Forever?” She had echoed, sceptical.

“Forever.”

She had thought about it for a moment. “Promise?”

“I promise.”

She had believed him.

Ana sighs. Those empty words had deceived her. Forever hadn’t seemed so permanent back then.
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ElenaC (Australia)() liked Wake Up Call: A Nation on Fire by Rose Mitch (Australia)()

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