Door | Teen Ink


October 25, 2023
By jjackiee SILVER, Oswego, Illinois
jjackiee SILVER, Oswego, Illinois
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As I entered the bustling carnival, the kaleidoscope of colors and the symphony of laughter filled the air. Amongst the crowd, my eyes were drawn to a peculiar figure cloaked in shadows. He swiftly disappeared through a door that materialized out of thin air, beckoning me to follow. Driven by curiosity, I cautiously opened the door and found myself transported to a realm beyond imagination. The moment I stepped through the threshold, a surge of awe washed over me. I stood in a place untouched by time, where reality blurred with fantasy. The air was tinged with a hint of magic, and the surroundings exuded an ethereal glow. The landscape unfolded before me, a tapestry of enchanting sights and sounds. As I ventured deeper into this mystical realm, I encountered creatures straight out of fairy tales. Majestic unicorns grazed peacefully in meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers. Graceful dragons soared through the sky, their scales shimmering in the sunlight. The trees whispered ancient secrets, and the rivers flowed with liquid silver. Guided by an invisible force, I followed a winding path that led me through trials and tribulations. Each step brought me closer to self-discovery and acceptance. I faced my deepest fears and emerged stronger, embracing the power that resided within me. In this magical realm, I crossed paths with fellow explorers who, like me, had been drawn to this extraordinary door. Together, we formed an alliance, sharing stories of our personal journeys and offering support along the way. We learned from each other, gaining insights and perspectives that expanded our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. As we delved further into the realm, the enigmatic man reappeared, revealing himself as the guardian of this mystical land. With his ancient wisdom, he became our guide, leading us through hidden wonders and teaching us the secrets of this extraordinary world. Under his tutelage, we unlocked our own dormant magic, discovering the depths of our true potential.

As our adventure neared its end, we bid farewell to the mystical realm, forever changed by the experiences we had shared. The door that had beckoned us vanished, leaving behind cherished memories and a profound sense of transformation. We returned to the carnival, carrying with us the lessons learned and a newfound belief in the extraordinary that lies within us all. This extraordinary journey taught me that the world is full of hidden wonders, waiting to be discovered by those who dare to follow their curiosity and embrace the unknown.

The author's comments:

This is a descriptive sketch based off of a carnival with a mysterious man that moves swiftly between the crowd and rides.

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