The pain I experienced in my left foot was overwhelming and I had to force myself to run 100 yards, then 200. An intense desire to finish what I started began to replace the shooting pain. I let gravity propel me down the hill but I soon possessed only the will to continue forward, my body nearly devastated. As I approached the end of my race, tears sprang to my eyes while a mixture of intense relief and pride overcame me to the point that I couldn’t breathe. Doubled over, I heard encouragement from a stranger and then I crossed that finish line.
Today’s post was inspired by a writing prompt but completely true to the experience of running my last leg of the Ragnar Relay last week.
For Friday, a short challenge. Below are three fairly generic passive phrases. Your goal is to make them active in a short scene, either fiction or non-fiction. You can choose one, two, or all three to play with, but you only have 100 words.
[he/she/I] was devastated by [...]
[feeling] was experienced by [...]
[person/thing] was possessed by [...]