First Fear of Death: Laura Hogg: Mainstream: Pages: 5
When we are young, we have the feeling that we are invincible. Nothing can touch us - until it does.
We walked, and the rush of the rapids crashing against rocks caught my attention. I turned my head to see the whirling white water. Wow, it went fast. If I had run my hardest, heart pounding, I couldn't have kept up with the currents of water charging away with urgency.
Like the rapids crashing around the narrator, this short piece of fiction takes you on a wild ride to a sobering conclusion.