an online journal of student writing
by Emma M.
When it was my fourth birthday I went
to the hotel with my moms side of
the family, the pool was splashing like
crazy, it smelled like pool all the way
down to our room. I was swimming
so hard I had to go to the ladies room
so I took off my life jacket and ran to the bathroom.
It smelled like garbage, so I
ran into the pool (without my lifejacket)
my mom saw me panting
like a dog. She was holding my
sister Keira. She threw her up
in the air and dived into the deep end to save me.
That is the time I was drowning.