An intervention into the novel "Making the Most of it"

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Nina Hallet's Ultimate Comeback

Nina looked up around the arena. Amongst the crowd she saw her parents and her three best friends; Alice, Nicholas and Jake. They were all cheering for her; holding banners and waving their arms in the air. Three years after working for sAssy, Nina took another chance at swimming. This was it...Nina's chance to show off her skills...this was the extreme comeback. This time she wasn't going for Gold or Silver, just a chance to be recognised again. Nina jumped into the water, looked at her target and got into her position. "... Jake... Dad... the crowd... Block them all out, the only thing standing between me and the finish line is the water." She looked across to see who was in lane number four; a fifteen year old girl named True. She wasn't much older than Nina when she had first begun swimming at competitions.

The gun went off with a bang and releasing her tight grip on the wall, Nina lunged back. "This is a good start." Flowing strides within the water...Nina looked across and saw True racing up ahead. "She reminds me of when I was competitive and determined...She's got Gold for sure...Half way there." Nina turned her body around and began to swim the last 50 metres. At least four more strides and Nina's race would be over. Three Two... Nina stopped. She touched the wall and heard the timer beep. She took off her goggles, waved to the crowd and looked over at the board. Her old record was still there, no one had been able to beat it but still... she hadn't come first.

My Ultimate Comeback

By Nina Hallet

At one stage in my life, my ultimate dream was to swim very, very fast and to be...