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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Chillax (04/03/14)

TITLE: Worry Wart
By Allison Egley
04/09/14


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My friend just told me to "take a chill pill." Can you believe it? Okay. So I may freak out over little things, but take a chill pill? What if I can't find any chill pills? What if they're too expensive? Will insurance cover chill pills? Well, actually, I suppose it does, in a way. But what if I'm allergic? I mean, I can see the news headline now.

Local Teen Dies After Allergic Reaction to Chill Pill

My friend tells me that worry is going to kill me one day. Maybe it will. But at least it would be familiar. This "chill out" thing is new. What if I overdose? What if I chill out to the point where I gloss over something I really should worry about?

I mean, come on. It's not like I'm freaking out over nothing. In fact, my friend here is in the exact same situation. We are stranded on an island. Granted, this island is only a few hundred feet from the mainland. Michael Phelps could probably swim back in ten seconds flat, if that. And then there's the fact that at low tide you can actually walk to the mainland, but at this point in time, we are indeed stranded on an island. Well, maybe stranded isn't the best word. I mean, we've only been here for five minutes, and we haven't even tried to swim back yet. And I suppose "large rock" would be a better description than island. We did made it over here just fine, clothes, cooler, and all; but what if that was my very last once of energy? What if I'm using up all my energy right now, worrying? What if there's a hidden riptide? What if it starts to rain? What if we eat all the food in the cooler and I get hungry?

Hey! What was that? Something just hit me in the head. See? I told you this situation could get more serious. Wait. It's only a packet of fruit snacks. Chill pills, you say? Don't mind if I do. Ahhh. Much better.

What do you mean time to back to the shore already? We can't go back now. I was having so much fun.


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CD Swanson 04/13/14
This was an interesting story. Well done.

God bless~
Bonnie Bowden04/13/14
That story had me laughing. How much would a chill pill cost?
Joe Moreland04/15/14
Ha! Very funny. Had me grinning from start to end. I especially love how you reveal in small increments how insignificant the situation really is - all the way from stranded on an island to stuck on a rock you can walk from the mainland to. Look...I'm grinning again. I have a 20 year old daughter who is like this...she can make anything into a melodrama, but she, like you, does it tongue-in-cheek.

Nice job! I really enjoyed this entry.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/18/14
Thanks for the great giggle! Have you been in my head recently? It's exhausting huh? You nailed the topic and left me with a huge smile. Congratulations on ranking 23 overall. Happy Dance!!