The Water was Cold, I Took a Deep Breath and Jumped
A story begining with the following line “The water was cold, I took a deep breath and jumped"
The Water was cold I took a deep breath and jumped in. I could hear the crowd cheering for me. The swimming competition was tough for me as my rivals were experienced swimmers. I was trying hard not to focus on the negative thoughts running in my mind at this moment. As I moved forwardly, I could feel the almost freezing cold water against my lines. It was quite difficult for me to breathe. So I just popped up my head and saw the other contestant ahead of me. I plugged deep into the water once again and moved vigorously. I was not participating in this competition for fan or popularity but for the cash award of seventy thousand dollars.
The money meant a lot to me as I had given my words to help a very close friend of mine whose family was in trouble. Her younger brothers kidney was damaged and the doctor has said that it’s replacement has to be carried out within a month for the patient to survive. She was told that the surgical procedures would require an expenditure of seventy thousand dollars. My friend came from a humble family. She had lost her father at a very early age and although her mother was ready to donate one of her kidneys, she could not afford hospitalization and surgical producers.
The thought of her brother encouraged me to swim even faster. There were ten participants out of which I was swimming in fourth position at that moment and still had a long way to go. Because of excretion my muscles had started aching and slowing me down. My body had become weak but my heart and soul were determined to win. I made up my mind not to think about the obstacles and tried to focus on my aim, to swim faster and set the First position. This thought cheered me up but my left hand felt heavy and I had to struggle a lot. I popped my head up once again to see how much distance was left, only about two meters more. I was still in second place. My body was about to lose the tolerance level of pain but for me the energy and enthusiasm made me swim harder. My rival who was coming first and my pace and exactly half a meter was left to be covered. With all my might I swam hard and victory by all. Even my friend had come to cheer me. She wished me 'congratulations’ and the smile on her face gave me immense satisfaction.
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