University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A Tale of Two Teeth
Write a personal narrative about an interesting life event and explain how it impacted your life.
Sweat droplets streamed down my cheeks. It was an odd, balmy April day and my friend Grant and I had just finished an amiable game of street hockey when boredom began to claw at our minds. As the sun started to sink below the horizon, I focused my sight on an abandoned pogo stick in the corner of my garage. I dashed to the pogo stick, carried it to the driveway, and strode up the steps onto my porch. I began jumping toward the end of the porch and without hesitation I leaped off and executed a perfect 360-degree spin.
As soon as I struck the ground, the pogo stick skidded out from underneath me and my face smacked the driveway. Blackness clouded my vision and blood poured from my mouth. I could not feel my face and my head throbbed with pain. My tongue wandered around my mouth until I discovered a couple of gaping holes where my teeth should have been. Grant darted inside to get my mom’s help and I heard her rush onto the driveway. “Holy cow!” My mom shrieked. “Jacob, what happened?”She proceeded to call the hospital and while she was on the phone, I looked in the mirror to see the damage that had been done. Both my front teeth were missing and I could feel the empty sockets with my tongue.
When my mom hung up the phone, she...
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