Watchtower

Author – Kevin

I was at a park a few days ago cycling around. There is a watchtower where people can go up. Every now and then I go up there and have a look around. This day I felt like going up once again. When I got on top I looked around a bit and I noticed I was alone there at the time. At some point I wondered if I kicked off my sneaker from the tower how far it would fly. I looked down to see where it could land. There was some sand and grass and a wide creek. I looked around again to see if I was still alone, and I was. I popped out my heel from my left sneaker and kicked it off my foot. It flew down and landed on the grass. That gave me a little thrill because what would happen if somebody suddenly showed up and saw my sneaker lying there… I waited a little and decided to kick my right sneaker off too. I watched it fly down but that one bounced on the edge of the grass and landed in the water. Now I panicked a little because I thought it would sink and had to go home in my white socks. I ran down the stairs to the waterside and tried to reach my sneaker but it was too far away. I searched for a stick but there wasn’t any. Then I found a few rocks, I picked a few up and threw them next to my sneaker, trying to make some waves so it would flow back. At first it seemed to work, but I didn’t pay attention if somebody was coming. I wanted to pick up some more stones and when I turned around there stood a guy. I was scared at first and I said I’m trying to get my sneaker back. He said let me help you, so we both grabbed a few stones and threw them to my sneaker but it didn’t work that good. He said let’s find a bigger stone maybe that works. We both started searching and he found one. He called me and said I found one let’s try. He threw the rock towards my sneaker but in stead of next to my sneaker it landed on top of it and it sunk together with my sneaker. I was like, o.m.g. The guy stood there laughing a little and saying he was sorry. My only thought at that moment was how to explain this at home. I walked towards my left sneaker to put it back on but this guy was already standing next to it saying you won’t be needing this one I guess? And he kicked it away. I said I wanted it to put on so I could wear at least one shoe. But he laughed again and ran after it and kicked it again. When he kicked it for the third time the sneaker fell into the water too. It was too far away now and I was not able to get it back, I could only watch it slowly sinking. This guy was only laughing and left again. I walked back to my bike and cycled home… I got a few strange looks and felt a little embarrassed. When I got home my parents didn’t notice I wasn’t wearing shoes. 

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