I wish I wasn’t so drunk when it happened.
Everyone looked at me panicking for an exit door. I made it through the crowd and took off as fast as possible. I didn’t know where I was running, but I had to get away. I tried to catch my breath with loud, deep gasps of air. My face was hurting pretty bad. Why though? I touched my cheek and felt warm swollen skin. I could barely see out of my puffy eyes and the night didn’t help. I crossed a street and made it to a tree line of a small patch of woods. I stopped to gather myself. “What just happened? Where was I?”
Only seconds had passed while I tried to catch my breath. Two bright lights blinded me as a car pulled into the same parking lot where I was standing. “Thank God!” It was probably my friends!
Two shadows stepped out of the car. I heard, “That’s him! That’s him!” I realized it wasn’t my friends! I turned and ran towards the woods. I fell right away with weak legs. I felt like a fucking damsel in distress. I had zero fight, zero strength, and the worst part was I felt the weakness. It was a fact like gravity.
I wasn’t getting away. “Oh God, Oh no, no, no, no.” I was on all fours crawling away in a panic. Swing after swing hit me in the face. Every spot I covered, another would get hit through the gap. My face and ribs tenderized with each unchallenged blow. My vision began to fade. This was my lowest moment. The moment I had to yell out and beg. “Please! Stop! Please! I’m sorry! I’m sorry! Please! Please!”
My name is Sean Reed and college was a fucking roller coaster.
This book is based on a true story and research regarding college students drinking alcohol, and the ability to overcome negative consequences by creating a self-awareness for safer drinking.