Short Narrative Essay (Avalanche)

1293 WordsMar 6, 20056 Pages
Lost but Not Forgotten It was a cold night in January, when he awoke covered in snow, his board broken and hanging from his left foot, the binding from his right still securely strapped to hit now numb, right foot It was now nearing Zero degrees Fahrenheit he thought, and not a soul was anywhere to be found. Zane Farrell had last seen another creature what he guessed was about six hours ago. As far as he knew he was about thirty miles north of Bull Creek, at the local ski area- Bull Mountain. Unsure of his exact location, cold and growing weary he started his tedious climb up what he thought was the northern side of the peak, he was unsure how he got to where he was, but his best guess was that when he was the origin of a small…show more content…
After they thawed he ate and drank as if he had not eaten in days. But he would need the energy for tomorrow. He dug a hole in the snow next to the fire and slept, it was not warm, but it would do, he knew that he would be warmer under the snow than not, because snow acts as an insulator. He woke before daybreak, shivering, he looked at the fire to discover frozen ash. Not good he thought, it was time to get going, he needed to get somewhere today, hopefully he could find his way to civilization. After about an hour he found the creek bed, now all he ah to do was follow it, it would lead him to life, eventually. After following the creek bed for about an hour, he found a cabin, it seemed to be empty but he knocked anyways. No answer, he grabbed the knob, locked. He looked around for any sign of an owner but came up empty. He backed away from the door and attempted to pull some James Bond moves out of his weak and tired body. A pathetic attempt at kicking the door left his foot pulsing. He needed to try something different; he tried a shoulder, nothing. Then he had an epiphany, he went back behind the cabin and grabbed a large round of wood, this would work for a battering ram. He tried it, and somewhat surprised he was inside. He ransacked the place, but careful not to break anything. He was desperate and hungry, but knew he was pushing his luck in the first place. He found some canned food, matches, and a stack of old newspapers. He looked at the one on top,
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