Falling | TeenInk


November 16, 2011
By Zachisme BRONZE, Danville, Vermont
Zachisme BRONZE, Danville, Vermont
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Live life to your fullest

    I knew I should be afraid, but for some reason I was happy. I brushed hair from my eyes, it was windy up here at the top. Usually I was afraid of heights, but all I had wanted since I was a kid was to go sky diving. In a way today I was, just without the airplane and parachute. It seemed good to me that I would be fulfilling my one wish on my last day. If I was going to die it may as well be on my own terms. I leaped…         The wind made my hair fly up as my body tumbled in the air, yet it was a peaceful thing. I smiled, falling was amazing,  I turned over and over in this bitter cold air. The icy wind blew me up and around, like it was an angry being. I laughed at the ground, what was to be afraid of? I seemed to tumble and fall faster now. I had beaten my fear of death, maybe it was because now, it was on My terms, I was the boss.

    Most people had their life flash before their eyes, not me. My last thought was of Alex, my one love. I went faster.  I knew he would understand. I just hoped he wouldn’t hurt because of me, was I being selfish? Maybe. But i didn't care I saw the ground coming closer. It was like the earth was chasing me, but instead of running, I leaped into her arms. My closed eyes just showed me pictures of him, better than I had seen him before, I sighed…                

My last sigh.

The author's comments:
This is from the point of view of a women with cancer who doesn't would rather die by her own hand than a disease.

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