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Taming the High Seas: An Adventure Story

roughseas002He squinted his eyes against the stinging, ocean spray that was assaulting his face.

The watercraft that was suddenly thrust into his hands felt awkward in his control; a foreign sensation that made him uncomfortable.  At each crest of an undulating wave, his stomach was left behind in the descent towards its trough.  Over and over again he fought against the awkwardness, willing himself to become more comfortable with this unsettling feeling.

It was important to him to master this task, not only because their adventure team was on another important mission, but because this time they had a very special passenger.

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Left Behind: An Adventure Story

TreeSunHe crashed hard into the forest ground for what had to be the hundredth time that day.

This time, he didn’t move.  Exhausted both physically and mentally, he left his head down on the cold ground, his arms and legs splayed out erratically to the side as if he had been shot.  Tears began to well up inside of him as he contemplated giving up for the first time in his short career.

“What was the point?” he asked himself while lying there, prone and lifeless.  ”Maybe this will be my final resting place?” he pondered as his body temperature dropped, rapidly and unchecked.

Drawing upon what little reserve of spirit he had left in his body, he slowly picked his head up off of the ground, dirt and snow covering the side of his face, and looked ahead to see if his partners were still within sight.

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Posted by on March 14, 2013 in Brad the Dad, Dads Round Table

 

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Trapped: An Adventure Story

TrappedHe smashed his fists against the wall in frustration.

Against the wall, this barrier, that was separating him from his partner; from the person he looked up to most in this world.

He was newest member of an adventure team, and while he respected and learned much from their veteran leader, it was the individual trapped behind this wall that was the most important figure in his world.  Their leader taught him about life, but his partner was his life.

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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Brad the Dad, Dads Round Table

 

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