Cards, tea pots and chairs danced across my eyes in a chaotic yet ordinary pace as I walked down the street. The somehow familiar creatures gossiped an overwhelming buzz of incomprehensible whispers.
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I nervously ripped open the purple, crinkly bag of Welch’s fruit snacks and proceeded to shove them in my mouth. The chew of the fruit snacks against my teeth, the sweetness, the contractions in my salivary glands from the tanginess: these feelings were bliss. But then, I finished the bag.
I gently press down on the button, keeping my finger in place as I listen to the mechanical twists and turns and wait for the beep. Once I hear the familiar sound, I press down once again and hear the quick snap of the shutter, and within seconds I am looking at a photograph.
Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
Have you ever gotten so into a film that you forget where you are or what you are doing? Several times since junior year of high school I have been so engrossed by a movie that I’ll transform into the fictional character on the screen, and forget all about [Name], the 17 year old watching me.
It’s four o’clock in the morning and I’m sitting on a school bus.
Should be halfway there, I think to myself. One more hour? I close my eyes and silently review ideal gas laws in my head.
“You’re up” said the event coordinator. I was at one of my school’s café nights. This one, however, wasn’t just another café night. Well, at least for me. It was the night when I decided to ask a girl for prom date with my first solo singing performance. It was a scary thought.
It all started on October 6, 2012: The first time I took the SAT. The time I checked that dreaded box. “Yes, I would like to hear from colleges looking for students like me.” At first, it was slow.