My head slams back as the car accelerates. I try to shout, but my voice is silenced with fear. A wave of nausea hits me, and soon hot bile ascends my throat. I shut my eyes, wishing it were just a dream. But the screams around me tell me otherwise. My teeth clench, and I cling to the bottom of my seat like a lifeline. Two minutes later, the car screeches to a stop, and I relax as a woman’s voice blares overhead: Welcome back, everyone. I hope you enjoyed Aftershock. Enjoy the rest of your day at King’s Theme Park.
By Jennifer Lai