Had this short story on my other blog, so I’m re-posting here. This has been edited since then, so it should be easier to read!
Hope you enjoy! Happy summer! (Here comes the heat.)
I arrived at precisely 6 O’clock in the morning.
Everything stood tall and looming overhead.
Gawking, I climbed up to the Cock-pit. My Instructor following me.
I checked to make sure everything was where it was supposed to be.
Although my limbs were shaking all over, I sat down examining every detail.
My instructor looked at me, raising his eyebrows.
I was ready.
I heard voices telling me to go ahead.
I pushed the engine gear to full capacity and lifted the plastic frame around the launch button, ready to press it.
My hand shook as it went towards the button.
I again said I was ready, my hand hovering ready to press it.
They all replied: “ready for launch.”
The Instructor turned the key.
My hand bolted to the button pressing it.
I withdrew my hand again.
There was a strange noise that sounded like whistling.
I barely felt any movement.
Relaxing a little I looked back at my instructor.
He nodded again, this time smiling.
I grinned with relief…..I had launched my first rocket.