www.storymania.com
Storymania Logo

 

 

Non-Fiction




Rambling by Jinx - [584 words]
Msflights: The Article by Nathaniel A Miller An in depth grievance and warning to all about the shady practicves of their site. [748 words]
Once Indistinguishable Wasting, Sources, Brother Replaced, Unite. by Uxuxocuke Inaridoo http://buyfinasteride-propecia.com/ - Buy Fin... [8 words]
Nutrition For Overall Well-Being by Joseph Albrecht Key information on how our choices of food/beverages/herbs & spices affects ou... [949 words]
Memoirs Of A United States Navy Soldier by Nathaniel A Miller The journey to and first night at Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Fo... [1,687 words]
Gaining Maximum Worms; Rag Age-Related. by Arumvowitbuj Ihaceconava http://buyfinasteride-propecia.com/ - Propecia Online Ventolin http://z... [7 words]
Dark Castle Mud Game: An Article by Nathaniel A Miller My first article in over eighteen years about a text game called a MUD that wa... [819 words]
Hazards Of Coconut Oil (And Little Brothers) by Tanisha Thanuj A short paragraph on typical day with my younger brother who seem... [195 words]
Middle Of The Night by John Lauda Being in your cell alone in prison in the middle of the night. [1,055 words]
Lockdown by John Lauda Sitting in prison cell during lock down with the temperature well past 100 degrees, and time moving at... [1,138 words]
The Thing(S) by Rube They're everywhere [164 words]
Passionate Appeal To Dstv Concerning Big Brother Africa (Bba) by Kennedy O Obohwemu It's all about recognising the need to preserve t... [389 words]
Media Commentary And Invitation To A Different Life by Joseph Albrecht Living the life of sustainability which many just preach ab... [295 words]
Letter To Nyc Mayor Bloomberg by Joseph Albrecht A call to action on behalf of struggling NYC workers. [241 words]
Book Review: Re-Made In The Usa-Todd Lipscomb by Joseph Albrecht Americans wanting to help heal their nation should read this insp... [156 words]
Margaret Thatcher's Funeral by Colin Baker - [270 words]
Military Mighttaxpayer Fright by Joseph Albrecht How those outside the beltway view America's militarism and imperialistic policie... [789 words]
Conversations With Glenn: Relaxed Engineer by Shelley Alongi Or, maybe it's me who's relaxed? Train talk. Sweet. [2,841 words]
Climate Change: Alarms And Silencers by Joseph Albrecht Where the most insightful voices are coming from to weigh in on climate ch... [448 words]
Fruit Of The Earth: My Joy Of Homesteading by Joseph Albrecht About gardening from scratch. [442 words]
Withdrawn Loners And Sparkling Drops by Colin Baker The recent shooting at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut USA is tragic beyo... [856 words]
The Right To Work For Less by Joseph Albrecht A piece about the current state of American working conditions. [422 words]
The Power Of Nonviolence by Joseph Albrecht A speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. clarifying what nonviolent resistance is and wh... [207 words]
Benefit Cutting For Dummies by Colin Baker Benefit cutting is politically and ideologically motivated. [2,411 words]
Shoot For The Moon: If You Miss, You Need A Bigger Gun by Joseph Albrecht A piece on America's fervent addiction to the second ame... [549 words]
Rocky Anderson's Speech On Political Duopoly by Joseph Albrecht A speech by this year's Justice Party Candidate and former Mayor o... [1,398 words]
Pregnancy And Politics by Colin Baker An argument against capitalism [1,096 words]
Pakistan by Muhammad Umar Asif About Pakistan [38 words]
Ends And Means by Colin Baker The world we currently live in is a topsy turvy place. [215 words]
All Clear For Nuclear by Joseph Albrecht A paper on the benefits of nuclear nonproliferation. [1,005 words]
Social Inequality Is Not One-Sided by Colin Baker - [1,035 words]
Why Bother At All? by Colin Baker Why bother struggling to save a decaying economic system like capitalism? [483 words]
The Majority Of The Mentally Ill Are Harmless by Randy Johnson - [216 words]
Fruit And Vegetable Shortages by Colin Baker A spurious argument [269 words]
Ian's Gang - An Announcement by Ian Kidd Ian's Gang has entered a new dimension. Find out where! [210 words]
The Human Form Divine - Norman A. Rubin by Norman A Rubin Ancient sculptures, statuettes and figurines of wide-ranging artistic ... [2,659 words]
A Hand To Hold by Jared Barcelos A piece of creative nonfiction that I wrote for a class this semester. This segmented essay hig... [1,733 words]
Adventures In Darkness by Tom Sullivan This was a speech that was delivered on April 20th, 2011 in Indianpolis Indiana. [1,610 words]
Dandelion by Patience R Stojic-Somers Life. [1,964 words]
2011 Interview With Steve Alten by Owen J Hollifield An interview with the New York Times best selling author Steve Alten [869 words]
What We Are Not Told About War by Joseph Albrecht This is information that I have gathered from two books: 'Death of the Liberal C... [2,401 words]
!!!!!!!It's Not Wrong!!!!!!!!! by E-C MacKay NO I AM NOT A LESBO OR GAY- I AM STRAIGHT BUT I HATE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE THINK ... [574 words]
Now Mama Teach Me by Wanda Clark A creative non fiction writing a a twent six year old young lady asks her mother to teach her... [220 words]
Interview With Detective Steve Ainsworth by Leland Gaines An interview with Boulder County, Colorado Detective Steve Ainsworth, ... [1,623 words]
Interview With Chris Castillo by Leland Gaines An interview with murder victim survivor Chris Castillo, whose mother was murdere... [2,360 words]
They Call Me Mellow Yellow by Skyler Drevan Complexion [2,063 words]
Near Life Experience by Gregory W Burkett Near Death Experience [548 words]
Final Satori? by Gregory W Burkett Transcending the ego and the first phase of enlightenment. Release from karma. [428 words]
Caught In A Storm by Brad Lewkow Captivating non-fiction story of a time when things were not so bright. [765 words]
Looking Over The Berlin Wall: by Dave Springer Personal Memories of a Divided Berlin [993 words]
John And Juan: Colombia's Facebook Killers by Randall Barfield - [594 words]
Value Of A Relationship Based Approach To Autism by Dr Dan Edmunds relationship based approaches and autism and developmental dif... [1,066 words]
The Religion Of Bio-Psychiatry by Dr Dan Edmunds critical analysis of bio-psychiatry [290 words]
The War On Weed. Pt.1 How The High Became A Low. by Dream Rinsed - [139 words]
Rip Up The System! by Dream Rinsed Death to the Status Quo! (brutal industrial funk) [117 words]
Anarcho-Psychology by Dr Dan Edmunds - [1,519 words]
Love Junkie by Dream Rinsed and God created Love. (discojazzfunk) [175 words]
Taking A Closer Look by Joseph Albrecht Reinforcement of beliefs, values, and curiosity can help throughout life. [373 words]
Interview With Jack Ketchum by Iron Dave An interview with Bram Stoker winner Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season and The Gir... [1,341 words]
A Conversation With Clive Barker - Part 1 by Iron Dave A phone conversation with Clive Barker conducted in 2008 [1,319 words]
Year Baby Died. by Terry Collett - [107 words]
The Double Cure: A Closer Look by Randall Barfield - [1,118 words]
Panic
The Ellipsis (The Loner And The Saint) by Josh Wroblewski A story about 2 friends of mine and how I perceived the events. [191 words]
Morning After by Dream Rinsed a song about waking up after a one night stand. (slow moody funk) [157 words]
Loser Wins! by Dream Rinsed Gamer gamed by the love game,yet da loser wins love! (late 70s Ashford & Simpson type disco) [173 words]
Let No Man Tell My Story by Piper Davenport - [1,274 words]
Before I Go Mad by Tamsin Butler Im sorry, I just needed to write this somewhere to get it out of my head. [286 words]
Steve Alten Interview 2009 by Owen Hollifield A new interview with New York Times best selling author Steve Alten [702 words]
Syndicated World-Exclusive Interview: Mario-Max Prince Schaumburg-Lippe - Never Stop Moving by Mario-Max Prince Schaumburg-Lippe To really get to kn... [1,120 words]
Near Death Experience Opens Doorway by Colleen Barnes- Jones A doorway to the spiritual realm was opened somehow following a near death ... [809 words]
The Dish Star: Stories From Bay St. Louis, 2005 by Shelley Alongi In December 2005 I had a chance to work at a relief kitchen in ... [8,310 words]
How To Have Money In Your Life by Randall Barfield - [423 words]
Metrolink111: Icecream And The Umbrella by Shelley Alongi Three trips to the Fullerton train station all have these things in com... [3,107 words]
Three Words by Adam Bradley How I got sober [579 words]
Somewhere Near The Maricopas: Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor Interview by Randall Barfield Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor, Arizona writer, poet, se... [4,700 words]
My Dream About The Chatsworth Train Wreck by Shelley Alongi You know how dreams are. No revelations, no judgement calls, just a s... [1,082 words]
How My Cell-Phone Made Me Spend A Night In Jail by Philip Matthew Alarie - [8,700 words]
Why Is He Calling? Or (Pass Me Not) by Randall Barfield She's dead (Frances Jane or Fanny) but she isn't. Right? [706 words]
Myths About Essay Writing by Denise Hurst Essay writing myths debunked. Learn how to write effective essays without these misco... [369 words]
Metrolink 111: Love A New Rail Fan by Shelley Alongi On this journey to Santa Barbara I pass through the Metrolink 111 accident s... [3,285 words]
Kitty Kisses: Adventures With Pearl The Cat's Meow by Shelley Alongi Confident little Pearl knows she has nothing to worry about ... [939 words]
Freelance Writing Perks by Erika Turner Freelancing perks to enjoy on your writing gigs. [331 words]
Exploratory Essay: Start To Know by Amy Sue Exploratory Essay writing is limited for the brave hearts. If one is not whole... [361 words]
Kitty Kisses: The Brandy Police by Shelley Alongi Even if I bring home the bacon, Brandy insists on running the house her way or ... [1,254 words]
Liliana's Decision by Randall Barfield - [488 words]
Ralph Carmichael: A Great American Musician by Randall Barfield - [463 words]
Johnny Cash's Life by Weird Willychuck A biography on Johnny Cash. [282 words]
Friday 18th January 2008 Some Sexual Content by Sooz *Decency warning* contains some sexual reference [2,151 words]
Bill Gaither: True Follower by Randall Barfield - [641 words]
About Respect And Prestige by Randall Barfield - [352 words]
About Daddy Series by Randall Barfield - [4,424 words]
Wednesday 16th Jan 2008 by Sooz - [1,252 words]
Wednesday 16th Jan 2008, Bloody Kids by Sooz Jane doe .... and domstics [1,350 words]
Thursday 17th Jan by Sooz Ructions [1,252 words]
Saturday 12th Jan. by Sooz Muses on writing and ponderings on life... and almost no lizards! [1,296 words]
Jane Doe Seven 2008 by Sooz New year, new book, here we go again. [976 words]
Friday 11th Jan 2008 by Sooz New lizard arriving today. [2,828 words]

Go to page: [1] 2 3 4 5
TITLE (EDIT)
Panic
DESCRIPTION
My second panic attack
[1,091 words]
AUTHOR
Madeline Maddy Marie Keene
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
-
[September 2009]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (1)
Solidity Is Not Here (Poetry) A poem about being yourself and that the worldy things such as physical beauty and status is really not as great as it seems. This is a poem that also describes the mind set of almost everything but Z... [202 words] [Fable]
Panic
Madeline Maddy Marie Keene


PANIC



It was hot. Of course it was hot. This was Utah and not the dew dripping mountain part of it. Summer time in Zions. Zions National Park holds lush green fertile patches but there isnít much else out there. All it is is a pile of rocks sprinkled with gallons of dust, but itís breathtaking.
 Church is one of my favorite places although I think itís the people I like best which is why the trips that we, as the youth of the church take. You have to be 14 to attend the Zionís trip and guess what, I just had my birthday.
This year was an exception. Instead of camping out, we were to have a hotel. I wondered what itíd be like as we rolled along in the car, easing along the road as dust encased us. Luckily the windows were rolled up. I despise hot weather and desolate places. My mission was to have fun but the only reason I was going was to say to my parents when I got back, ďHey look, I didnít loaf around the house and do nothing all Summer after all!Ē 
 The hotel held a cabin-like Park City look but yet it was also Western. I recall it having several floors, with one elevator and the hallís carpet was a deep cobalt blue ruptured with the pattern of yellow diamonds. Our rooms were white and brown. White sheets and brown blankets, polar bear paint and chocolate baseboard. I roomed with two other girls.
 The day after we arrived we went up to The Narrows, a large, level stream that seemed as if it ran through a cave however, this cave had no roof and the sides stretched and reached for at least two hundred feet. There were patches of sand against the rock, small bays that seem like islands. To hike the narrows all you have to do is wade through the water and usually weíd go in a zigzag pattern, each island acting as a dot and we were connecting them.
Sometimes the islands stopped for a while down the river and all we had left to do was pioneer through it. There was one point in the river where it went up to our waists. We held our backpacks above our heads as we plunged through the water which was rushing downstream from the way we were heading. It was rather refreshing as we emerged upon the next bay. At least our bottom half was soaked but nonetheless cool.
 We went up the rived for an hour or two before trekking back down, which was much easier than going up. arriving at the hotel we went to change and then meet downstairs in the conference room for a meeting and a lesson. Church trips werenít Church trips without the lessons just like the ones that are taught to us every Sunday in our classes. This lesson was on lying.
It was only midway through the lesson that Iíd realized that something was repeatedly tugging in my chest.
A horrible realization hit me. Did I get enough sleep? No. Sleep is the most important thing for me, or so my dad says. Why? Well, Iíll tell you why. Because I get panic attacks when I donít sleep. They creep up on you almost unsuspectingly. Almost. First you feel a tugging in your chest. Not like the pounding pain and cramps that an approaching heart attack has, but a spiny tugging feeling just as if a thin elastic strap were merged with your heart, somebody pulls it quickly and then slowly goes along with its tug until they can release it from their palms. They repeat this as it feels mercilessly out of your control. Every time I inhailed felt like a ticking time bomb to be set off when my lungs were fully inflated with air. Air seemed impossible to get. The fear of my heart being set off as a raccing hound springing out from the starting gate was too much. I had to get out of here without making a commotion. There were too many people.
 I sat there basking in my anxiety. Death felt as if it could pounce upon me at any moment, or so i felt, but my brain wasnít going to put any precautions aside as I hung from a cliffs edge. I donít think many people have ever died from a panic attack, but almost everybody feels like they will. In the state of panic, even if you tell yourself that youíre not going to die you believe it. 
 Then I had the actual part of the panic attack. I sat there silently listening to the lesson. My heart sped up and things were peaceful. They were actually peaceful. My heart was pounding, spinning out of control and yet I felt a calmness. I think I was actually happy and a smile sat on my face. The panic part was over. Done with and here was the actual thing. Interesting, yes. Fun, somewhat. Things that arenít boring tend to be fun. Another experience to add to my life. My second panic attack.
 My heart calmed down as the lesson was ending. 
 ďNow letís go to dinner!Ē 
 Dinner? I need sleep. Should I go to dinner. The Crandalls are cooking ad theyíre the best cooks in the world. Yes, Dinner sounds lovely. 


 

Authors Note:
We donít notice things as much as we probably should, or more accurately, as soon as we should. Panic attacks are really a pain because itís usually one of those things. On the occasion that we do, which is an occasion that almost never occurs, we reflect upon the past times that weíve failed to do this and we learn from our past mistakes as we begin to look and notice those things sooner. Iíve had many incidences where something so prevalent fails to be observed and in result, Iíve paid a dear price. Life will never turn out perfectly and nothing can ever be prevented again no matter what precautions you choose to take. Panic Attacks are similar to near death experiences but I felt like I could just throw a few cool phrases out there describing them. This is really unedited because I was way to behind on my work for missing class for a few days so, I just wrote it. Maybe someday I could make a better one out of this but thatís not likely t happen.

 

Submit Your Review for Panic
Required fields are marked with (*).
Your e-mail address will not be displayed.

Your Name*     E-mail*

City     State/Province     Country

Your Review (please be constructive!)*


Please Enter Code*:

Submit Your Rating for Panic

Worst     1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     10     Best

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2009 Madeline Maddy Marie Keene
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
September 2009
NUMBER OF TIMES TITLE VIEWED
1241
 

Copyright © 1998-2001 Storymania Technologies Limited. All Rights Reserved.