“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” This quote by Jack Canfield portrays the idea that you will never get what you want until you face your fears to get it. This is clearly shown through the narrator in the short story “Touching Bottom” when she faces her fears of losing her way in the world. In the short story “Touching Bottom” the narrator looked to her father for guidance, looked to the clear water and the bottom lines for safety, and in the end she finally looked to herself and found her inner strength to be independent.
Consider one of the images, its title and its caption and then to propose a possible story that tells what happened before and after the corresponding image.
I wake up thinking I’m in another nightmare, but then I realize it’s just another day in the trench. The smelling of mud and decays hits me like a bullet straight to the face. No matter how long I’ve been here. I’ll never get used to the stink. Trenches are long, narrow and curvy and it looks as if a giant snake has sleuthed through the battlefield. The presences of the dead seem to haunt me. Peaking over the no man’s land to find waves of the dead after the last bloodbath. The feasting crows, enjoying their meal while watching and waiting for us to turn into their next meal. Which we’ll probably be sooner or later, but I can’t give up hope, for my wife Mary is waiting for me to return home.
Thanks to the efforts of a Putnam County Highway worker, a 25-year-old woman survived a February 11 crash. The woman was rounding an icy curve when she lost control of her vehicle, going down an embankment, hitting into a tree, and flipping her vehicle into a foot of water. The woman was upside-down in the icy water for at least five minutes before the man saw the vehicle and acted quickly to save the woman. While a vehicle submerged in water is one of the less common car accident scenarios, it is important to know how to safely exit your vehicle when in the water.
He wiped off the slick sweat on the back of his neck, knowing it was his time to shine. Centennial Olympic Park surrounded him. The Bank of America Plaza towered to the East. He rubbed the back of his blood stained feet, shook off the blister pain, shoved his polished trainers on his feet, picked up his stick, and started for the other side of the field. He was in the big leagues now.
Myrtle Beach is where you can let all of your worries seep away into the ocean like a river. It’s a spectacular place that I love to go to during the summer with my family. The last time that I can remember is six years ago, when I was in 2nd grade. My family and I got ready for a long time to get ready to go there. We spent hours packing to get ready to depart to go to our beachside residence. We would go to all these delicious food chains. Spend almost all of our days at the beach, and walk the boardwalk in the afternoons. The trip took about 8 hours from where we live, all the way to South Carolina.
I woke up suddenly; I felt as if I really was at the mercy of howling gale and waves of surf and storm. My face was wet from sweat as if I was splashed by hundreds upon hundreds of gallons of water. I was dizzy and my head was in extreme pain as my bed felt like a rocking boat. I could have sworn I was hearing waves and I could have sworn that there was a distinctive aroma of salt water filling my room. However, as I pulled my head up from the comfort of my pillow, there was nothing. Everything was dark and all I could hear was the white noise of my fan ten feet away. This wasn’t the first time; my family’s stories really pierced their way into my mind.
Entering my junior year of high school, I felt compelled to start a Bible study at my school. I enlisted some of my friends, and we began building the foundation of, Alive. We were aware that we would face animosity from peers, but we wouldn’t let it stop us. Unfortunately, administration was worried that we would spark an uprising of groups who wanting the opposite of what we were about. The red tape of separation of church and state was brought to our attention, even though we were not doing anything wrong. Nevertheless, my friends and myself put together a presentation and showed it to administration on why they could not stop us. As a result, I felt more empowered. I learned that with hard work and dedication, nothing can stop
Beary White was given to Brayden before she was even born. My in-laws got beary for her and she has loved that thing since day one.
It was a dark stormy night as I drove home from work. I was taking a long winding road with many curves and no lights. I had seen the speed limit but I didn’t care I just wanted to get home. I thought that if i had made it through the other curves at this speed I would be fine. Later to come find out I would not be fine. The suggested speed was 35 while i was doing 65 and not paying attention just blaring my music shutting the world out. I was coming up to a sharp right and then sharp left turn and I had made the sharp right but I forgot i had to go left. I tried to turn at the last second but it was too late I hydroplaned across the road into the ditch and rolling over. Thats the last thing I remember before blacking out. This was not a road that many
Working as a lifeguard at Raging Waters may be the most painful way to spend eight hours, but I had committed to being there for the better part of my summer. Standing in extreme heat with hardly any shade, constantly scanning the water for a potential emergency, and only being allowed one thirty minute lunch, the time dragged by. I can not imagine a day more tiring and dull. To overcome the unexpected conditions that came with the job, I had to find ways to keep myself from falling asleep to ensure I was fulfilling my responsibility. We rotated positions on the deck every thirty minutes, but it was each individual time segment that required that I stay continuously aware of the surroundings. My favorite distractions were singing songs to myself
Well I thought to myself maybe I would just take the ten-point loss. I am totally and completely disgusted. This take “The Little Rascal He Man Woman Haters Club” to a beyond warped level. I would have to say that the theme that seems to ooze misogyny is Sexual Objectification. I should quote a line of it but I just can’t.
I must admit that I am one of the people who is pretty lucky and confident about my body. I don’t think I would ever want to change anything. Although, I am envious of other people's attributes for example how they speak.
I have a fear. It always causes me to break out in cold sweat, shake my legs uncontrollably, and feel a knot in my stomach. I literally have a fear of heights that terrifies me more than anything else. So why the hell am I standing on this cliff in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The morning of March 24th, I left for Florida. The 17 long hours in a car consisted of me listening to music, watching the rain, and trying to enjoy the ride. When we finally arrived at the hotel, the only thing I wanted to do was get out of the car. We only made about 5 stops along the way, most of which were during the earlier hours of the car ride. I wanted to get up, I wanted to look around, I wanted to finally see everything I’d be waiting to see. We were finally in Florida.