Roller Coaster

I was nervous. My heart was pounding. I clenched my teeth when I realized I was next in line. I took deep breaths in calming myself. In and out. In and out. Then finally clink. The gates opened, and I was about to ride on the most horrific roller coaster of my life.

I nervously walked over to the carts and buckled my seat in. My friend was sitting next to me and said, “You ready?”

“Yeah. I think. I’m not so sure.” I replied biting my lip.

The lady with a member card around her neck stopped at every cart and pushed down on our seat belts to make sure it was fastened properly. I let out a big sigh. And then it started.

It started slow at first, but gradually it got faster. We went through sharp turns, twists, and loops. Then I realized that I was wrong. The roller coaster was actually fun and exciting. Earlier, I had been so caught up on how scary it would be and I was exaggerating too much.

Then the big finish came. The climax. The carts slowed down a little, and we started going up, and up, and up, and up. A never ending incline. Then I realized what was in front of me.  I started panicking. My hands clenched down on the seat belt. My stomach felt queasy like butterflies in your stomach. The cool wind was gently blowing on my face as I stared at the clear blue sky. And finally we reached the top.

The peak was an amazing view. Even though I only saw it for a split second; I captured everything. The whole amusement park was underneath my feet! I saw concession stands, other rides, and people the size of an ant. The wind was roughly blowing and my hair was waving in all sorts of directions. I captured one last glimpse of the scenery, and then I went downhill.

Downhill was a nightmare, but in the end it turned out ok. At first I felt my stomach drop which was not a feeling I liked. After that the rest of the ride was really fun. We went through more loops, and twists. In the end, I managed to raise my hands and yell “Weeeee!” I was very grateful that I went on that roller coaster. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to experience that exciting roller coaster. To this day, I’m not that nervous when I go on roller coasters, instead, I get excited.

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2 Comments on Roller Coaster

  1. cpeterson
    January 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I really enjoyed your post! I like who you included so many details. I could almost feel myself on a roller coaster while I was reading! Great job!

  2. Mrs. Kriese
    February 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm (5 years ago)

    This definitely took me back to my most recent roller coaster experience. Never again! Tooooooo scary!

    You did a great job showing your fear. I also will not ever be afraid of riding a roller coaster again–because I never WILL ride a roller coaster again!


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