In a moment of clarity, I find myself still in the river but clinging to the trunk of a fallen tree. Hypothermia has set in. I notice a bridge only a few yards away and I try to move my body toward the shore but my muscles will not respond. My vision is fading. I hear noises a short distance away. The sounds are getting louder. From nowhere a Black man's hand reaches for me. I use all of my strength and reach for his hand. My desperation exceeds my fear. I surrender myself to Fate and the possibility of life. I feel my limp body roughly pulled from the water. While the last fragments of consciousness escape me, the image of the night's sunset replays in my mind. The world dissolves to black and the last thing I hear are the words "I got you".



Bio:  I grew up in Boca Raton, Florida USA.  I was always the quiet kid with more imagination than friends.   A good book or science magazine was all I needed.  While in high school we had to contest in English class and each student was given a random photograph and told to spend the hour writing a short story.   Mine made an impression on the teacher, not a good one, as she had me redo the assignment with a different picture to rule out plagiarism.   I passed her test.  After graduating, I attended University of Florida and studied Journalism.   Even though I did not end up in my preferred career I have worked in management positions in several different industries.   Currently I am a property manager for a large corporation.   I can play the piano and write music.  I am happily married living on the coast.  I am exploring writing once again for the first time in years and enjoying the process.


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