Creative Writing Adverbials

I’ve spent the last nine years working hard towards this moment and have had an almost sleepless month preparing for this race, the first race in history where a robot has competed at the olympics. My robot. I remember back three years, the memory still vividly planted in the back of my mind It was only a small tournament but it was the step in the direction towards, slowly but surely developing the intelligence of robots. Back then, I could only dream of the Olympics but look at me now standing here. The gun goes off which brings me back to reality, leaving a ringing sound in my ears.

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