Near Death Experience

Near Death Experience
Title: Airport at Sunset Photo Credit: Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash

By: Tori Auckland/Senior Writer

As I walked into the airport I heard someone scream,


In fear I dropped to the ground and covered my head. I didn’t know what to do. Fear filled the airport. All I could hear were screams and cries. Many people were dropped on the floor like me. A million thoughts ran through my head,

“What’s going on? Who is it? I won’t be able to tell anyone goodbye. My wife can’t live without me! She doesn’t even know how to mow the lawn!”

As much as I wanted to run I couldn’t get my feet under me, I was completely paralyzed with fear. I was going to die and that was that. As I laid there I heard footsteps run closer and closer to me, coming from behind. My heart felt like it was going to beat right out of my chest. Then it happened. I felt it on my leg, up my back, and then over my head. I heard the guards still yelling. I picked up my head and watched a small yellow duck running away after it had just crawled over my body. The guards continued to chase it yelling,

“Someone stop that duck!”

I stood up, picked up my bag, and never told anyone that a small yellow duck was my near death experience.

Tori Auckland
Tori Auckland is a first year journalism student. She is a senior and loves spending time with kids and writing creative stories. After high school, she wants to attend Cairn University and major in Early Childhood Education. Tori yearns to travel around the world to use her major in missionary work.

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