I could feel my heart pounding in my chest as I sprinted to school. I was running so late and I didn’t have a second to spare.
Out of nowhere I tripped over. My bag went flying and everything fell out onto the bitumen. I scrambled to pick up my belongings and continued down the road.
At school, I got a late slip from the office and went to class. I heard them before I saw them. Everyone was clapping as I walked in.
Penny Harper was taking a bow and suddenly I remembered – it was the speech competition today!