The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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I interviewed my Mom about the time, my Mom, and her best friends, Tiffany, Joanne, and Trish went into a water park that was closed for season. I interviewed them at my aunt’s house, as they all reminisced about all the stupid decisions they make, even as recent as 2 years ago, which is when this instance took place. They discussed how much fun they had, but Joanne didn’t think it was that fun, and she said she was so afraid either Tiffany or Lisa was on their way down the slide before she yelled up.
-Lisa, Jo-anne, and Tiffany in the picture.

“I double-dog-dare you to just climb up, you don’t have to slide down, but just climb up. See where it leads!” Trick urged Jo-anne and Lisa to climb up a dry water slide. Lisa and Jo-anne laughed, and peered up the slide, but since it was a tunnel slide, and it was pitch black outside, they couldn't see to the top. “Fine,” Lisa said, her pride in the way of declining the double dog dare, even if it sounded dangerous. “There could be a wild animal up there… honestly, there could be an animal in there… I don’t know. I’ll just watch.” Joanne said, and laughed. “I’ll go with you, Lisa!” Tiffany said, and the two of them pulled themselves up into the slide, turned around for a picture, and then went on their journey up the out of service water slide. “Oh my God… I’m scared” one of them would occasionally blurt out, and they’d both stop to laugh, or to try not to slip back down. When they reached the top, they felt like they had been climbing for at least 8-10 minutes. The slide had curved so much that they couldn’t see their friends anymore, but they could hear each other. “We made it!” they laughed, and waved their arms, hoping their friends could catch a glimpse. They looked around, and couldn’t see anything. They were at the top of a water slide, turned their phone’s flashlights on, and looked around. “Let's go down a different slide than the one we came up,” Tiffany suggested. So they walked down the steps, and walked around the decks, looking for a perfect slide. “Can you hear me?” Lisa yelled, “Yeah, what are yous guys doing?! Come back down, we’re cold, we want to go back.” Joanne pleaded. Lisa and Tiffany rolled their eyes at each other, and chose the yellow slide closest to them. “Okay, okay. We’re coming! We’re going to go down the yellow one… Does that one end near you guys?” Tiffany asked, “I don’t want to end up on the other side of the park.” Joanne looked around for the yellow slide, “I’m looking, hold on”. Joanne continued following the bright yellow tube to find where it ended, and she could find the end. “We’re just going to come down. We’ll find our way back to you.” Tiffany sat in the entrance of the yellow tube slide, “3… 2…” Joanne looked up, and seen the end of the yellow tube, which dropped down 50 feet, into an empty pool. “WAIT! Don’t go!” Joanne shrieked in fear. Just as Tiffany was about to let go of the freezing cold, silver pole, and start sliding, Joanne’s voice echoed up the tube. “Tiffany rolled her eyes, and shouted back, “What now!?” “The drop is 50 feet! Don’t go down!” Tiffany looked back at Lisa, with wide eyes, and her heart in her throat. Lisa had tears in her eyes as she realized how quickly her life could’ve just been taken from her. “Lets just go down the one we came up…” Tiffany voice shook.

I Double-Dog Dare You!

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I interviewed my Mom about the time, my Mom, and her best friends, Tiffany, Joanne, and Trish went into a water park that was closed for season. I interviewed them at my aunt’s house, as they all reminisced about all the stupid decisions they make, even as recent as 2 years ago, which is when this instance took place. They discussed how much fun they had, but Joanne didn’t think it was that fun, and she said she was so afraid either Tiffany or Lisa was on their way down the slide before she yelled up.
-Lisa, Jo-anne, and Tiffany in the picture.

Recorded by Ashlee Cheatley on December 6, 2018
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