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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Lifeguard (11/09/06)

TITLE: Near Death
By victor cruz
11/15/06


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Near Death

I almost died yesterday. It was close but by Godís grace I survived. The day seemed like any other, but little did I know my worst enemy was planning to kill me that day. It should have been obvious to me I should have seen it coming, but I didnít.
It is always in times of weakness when he attacks and boy was I weak. I had just lost my job and my defenses were low. I was sad and my state of emotion was like blood in the water, my enemy could pick up the scent a mile away.
I said I almost died yesterday but the attacks were heavy since the night before I barely made it to my house, to my wife, my beautiful wife. Just to think it was all jeopardized. Just to think I almost lost everything I hold precious, itís scary.
I thank God now that Iím a survivor of this horrible death that almost happened. I thank Him because it is because of Him Iíve survived this and many other near death experiences. What happened? You must be asking yourselves, how was he attacked? Was there lots of blood?
Well, Iíll spare you the gory details but Iíll just let you know that the arrows that were thrown in my direction were very poisonous and dangerous. They had traps of such sophistication you would walk into one and the sweet perfume of the bait would almost hypnotize you and you would lose direction.
You would lose direction like when youíre trying to swim to shore but the waves and wind shake you up so much you forget the path toward dry land, where it is safe. If it wasnít for my lifeguard I would have been lost. He guided me away from the storm. He carried me away from the trap and threw away the poisonous bait I almost swallowed.
My life was in danger. The life that was bought with precious blood some two thousand and some years ago. My enemy did not winÖ and although I know thatís not the last Iíll see of him, I feel safe because I have a savior I can depend on. Some one whoís been through all types of attacks and has had victory over them all.


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Jan Ackerson 11/16/06
I really like that you left the specific danger unnamed--each reader will bring his or her own experiences to it.

A few suggestions: an extra white space between paragraphs, and avoid second person references (the "you" sentences toward the end of your piece).

This is gripping and ultimately moving.
Donna Emery11/19/06
A very powerful testimony and I can definitely feel the narrator's gratitude and be convinced of a rescue from a very serious situation. This held my interest. Nice job.