Andrew L.

The Race

The anxious swim team hastily boards the roaring school bus to drive to Bentley College.
The coach encourages each swimmer to swim his hardest and concentrate on the race.
The starting relay swimmer steps up to the block.
The slim, swift athlete cuts through the water like a razor-sharp knife piercing a juicy green apple.
The diesel body begins to tire out and is running out of oxygen.
The overpowering mind pushes the body past its limit and winning is the only goal that matters.
The greatest competitor reaches for the wall in vain.
The town of Lexington emerges victorious!
The ecstatic victor pumps his clenched fist in the humid air.
The two competitors resume their friendship and congratulate the other on the intense race.


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