- how beautiful the ice is beneath the lake


by Charlize Petersen 3 months ago

You know how people always use that metaphor of how an iceberg shows a small portion of the story, but the ice travels much deeper underneath? I was quite literally experiencing that right then. Both externally and internally. My chest was burning for air and my body was thrashing up against the coarse underneath of the ice pool. I didn't care that my eyes were stinging or the water in my mouth was gushing down my throat. What may have been a beautiful glistening lake was now a dark trench of terror. I had never known what snow was like until now, but here I am my world upside down in a cage of icy terror. As my body went limp and my eyes slowly shut, my last thought was how be

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