B: Short stories
Johanna Lim Ziyun (3)
School of Science and Technology, Singapore
The day had come. It was one of the most important days of my life and I was ready to face it. It, so coincidentally happened on a Halloween night. Halloween was one of the scariest days of the year. Little children would knock on the door of each house, saying ‘Trick-or-Treat’, asking politely for the adults to put candy into their bags. I was ﬁnally a teenager and was afraid of nothing. I found trick-or-treating boring and pathetic and thus, I scheduled something more effective for that day. Little did I know what was going to happen...
I had registered for the annual 2013 computer challenge known as ‘Sniper Attack’. Millions of people from all over the world had signed up and only one winner would be crowned. After much persuasion from my cousin, he had signed me up as I had promised to reward him with 40 percent of the money if I won.
To me, computer games is what I live life for. Without it, I will not have the motivation to do things anymore. Life to me is bleak, dull and unpromising without computer games. I celebrate the day when Konrad Zuse, the inventor of the modern computer was born. Without his creativity and innovation, I will not be here today. Unlike myself, my parents detest me playing computer games and often ask me to study. They would badger me at least thrice every day to do my homework. Their continuous droning got me vexed and I turned a deaf ear to them.
After much waiting, the time had come. “Beep!” My computer made a sound to signal that the match was starting. When I was playing the game, my head was like a ping-pong ball bouncing on the waves. My ﬁngers danced over the keyboard as I shot person after person down, clearing each stage. A ripple of excitement ﬂowed up my spine. I laughed to myself and continued with the game. This game was like my life and I was not going to throw it away.
My hair had been even messier than before, it had...
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