Friday, March 7, 2008

Story #38 - Underwater

Right, sorry this one is so late. So, for the spring of 2008, LOBD is now moving to FRIDAYS. That's right, Friday is now LOBD day, as it fits better with my schedule.

Remember, you can (and should!) submit your own LOBD entry, by following the rules, as linked to on the right.

Now then.


by Dan Schwartz

I wanted to live in the land of bad decisions. In order to live in the land of bad decisions, you have to make some bad decisions.

So I submerged myself in water, and told myself I would not come back up. The idea was not to kill myself, it was just to test my limits.

At first it was bad. I could hardly hold my breath for more than a minute. I had to teach myself new ways to breathe, ways that surprised myself. I read some very interesting texts.

I got to five minutes and started to feel like I'd accomplished something.

Then six. Then six and a half, then seven. Finally I worked it up to ten.

I kept going like this, in different places - swimming pools, lakes, ponds, especially large baths. Sometimes lifeguards would come and "rescue" me, which of course led to further complications.

Eventually I learned how to eat plankton.

And now I think I have a handle on things. I have learned how to do it very well. For long, long periods of time. Where do you think I'm writing this from?



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