Summer Solstice Essay

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Lucas sunbathed on the balcony of his two-story house in Eastern Florida. The sun beat down on the ever-growing population of the town. The fact that it was summer meant that it was already hot. That temperature was driven up by Global Warming and what day it was- The Summer Solstice. Normally, Lucas would only go outside today for a few minutes, and following schedule, he had been inside for the rest of the day except for now. The stark white balcony was in deep contrast with the rest of the house. The midnight black of the exterior wall of the building was an exceptional color and choice, but it came at a price. Because they lived close to the sea, the house was almost always pelted seagull excrement. Every year, Lucas’s parents …show more content…
First, his feet hit the concrete ground, then his body fell. Excruciating pain filled his body, and then everything blacked out. Lucas woke up to several beeping of hospital machines. The numb feeling you get after a tooth extraction filled his legs. He decided to open his eyes, groggy or not, to look at his surroundings. He was in a very plain white room. Large windows took up one whole side of the room. The bed Lucas was sitting in was the only piece of furniture in the room. This was obviously a hospital room. The largest shock came when Lucas looked at his own body. His feet were covered in bandages and were unable to move, suspended by metal strings and claws. His torso was covered by a plastic blanket, but his torso and body were easy to move, except for his legs. Lucas wondered how he had gotten here. The last thing he remembered was the dreadful fall from the balcony. There were no other people in the room. He tried talking, hoping that he could. Luckily, it was possible, but his throat was so parched, it barely did him any good right now. With nothing to do except sit there, Lucas lapsed back into …show more content…
The doctor wheeled Lucas’s bed to the center of the room. He took the tray of food and exited the room. Since Lucas had nothing to do, he quickly lapsed back into sleep. Lucas groggily opened his eyes. It was very dark, his hospital room dimly lit by the moonlight. However, there seemed to be some discussion outside the door. Lucas decided this must always be what happened at a hospital- late hours- and decided to ignore it and go back to sleep, but the door creaked open. As he pretended to sleep, Lucas looked at the people entering the room. They were a team of nurses, wearing light blue uniforms. The wheeled in something covered with manilla cloth. The object covered in cloth, was huge, barely fitting through the door and was taller than any of the people in the room, and as wide as they were tall. They stopped talking as they had been doing outside, and the room fell into an eery

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