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Short Story Essay

1333 words - 6 pages

It was every parent’s worst nightmare. That feeling of uneasiness, not knowing if you’ll ever know the truth, fled the minds of my parents.
Two days ago, on November 16, my life flashed before my eyes twice. The first had happened around 7:30 in the evening and I was on my way to my best friends house. I had gone to her house a thousand times before, and I didn’t think this time would be any different. Driving down the highway, the unimaginable happened, I lost control of my car. I had lived through 20 seconds of my worst fear. Spinning around and around, I thought my life was going to end. All the good times and the bad times flashed in my eyes, and I thought about all the things I would miss out on if I died. I thought the worst was inevitable, death was upon me, I was going to die at a mere 17 years old. Those 20 seconds seemed to have lasted forever, every single day of life was relived twice, I thought it was never going to end. The crash seemed so far, but it was closer than I ever could have imagined. The impact which would determine the rest of my life. After waking up, I thought the worst had happened, I was paralyzed. I would never be able to walk again, my dreams had been crushed in one minute. I didn’t know what I was gonna do. I decided that this was not going to be my fate. I began smacking my legs so vigorously you would have thought it was the end of the world. With the adrenaline and my instincts finally kicking, I rushed out of my car, no one was in sight. I couldn’t find my phone and I thought I was going to be stuck there forever. Within minutes I saw headlights, there was a God. I figured maybe one of the near by houses saw me crash and came over to help. As the car approached I waved my hands, trying to get their attention. What was about to happen, never crossed my mind.
I woke up dazed and confused. I had no idea where I was or what had just happened. As I began to regain consciousness I felt my lungs growing smaller. I had no oxygen left inside my body and I just couldn’t breath. Panic had set into my body and I had no idea what to do. I had heard the horror stories of my situation, but I never thought it would happen to me. I guess I thought there was still good in the world, but I guess I was wrong. I thought my life was over during my crash, but now I knew it was really over. I had been abducted and there was no sign of light in the future. I look back on this time now, and I think, why was I so naïve. I grew up knowing don’t talk to strangers and never go anywhere with them. My judgement was clouded and it cost me my mental stability. As I sat in the space I was kept in, I wondered how long it would be until my death. I never thought my life would come down to this, but it had, I was trapped. The seconds felt like hours and the hours felt like weeks. All sense of time was lost on me. So after what seemed like six years, I heard the first voice. I strained my brain, trying to recognize the voice. I remember once...

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