Saved From Deaths Grasp

Saved from Death’s Grasp


Mathew O’ Gorman

It was a wild and stormy night on the island of Komodo,Indonesia…

On Komodo, over 1,500 komodo dragons live. They can grow over 10 feet long and are cannibals. I had tickets for a luxury tour of the Indonesian islands. I had won them in a raffle. Our tour guides were very happy to have us on board .They treated us like a royal family. It was a beautiful country, I highly recommend going there. All the islands were beautiful. Komodo was my least favourite, simply because I nearly died there.

This storm was like no other. Wind howling.Rain pelting. Waves crashing off the rocks. My sister and I were at the back of the group, lost in the exquisite landscape.

We hadn’t realized the tour guide and crowd had run back to the ship to avoid the storm.

They left us. Petrified and worried, we dashed to the bay.                                     Bad thoughts were flowing through my mind.

There must have been a sudden land slide because now we were in the middle of the Indian Ocean!!!

We shouted at the top of our lungs while waving our hands to try and catch a crew member’s eye.                                                                                                                      The ship slowly drifted across the sea.

We had no choice but to swim.                                                           We felt so weak but the thought of drowning drove us on.                                           I heard a screech from behind me. A piece of mirror had stabbed into my sister’s leg.


The best idea ever had popped into my head.

I faced the bloody mirror to the moon which shone a light on deck and caught the eye of the captain who turned the ship around and saved us from Death’s grasp.