My dad is a veteran fisherman and enjoys going on day-long fishing trips to his favorite beaches. When me and my siblings were kids - I have an older brother, an older sister, and a younger brother - he would often bring us along. These fishing trips were simply fun. No stress involved. Just pack a cooler full of snacks and drinks and we were good to go. This is the story of what happened at the beach one day...
Our troubles were melting away.
My dad was leisurely fishing on the beach as us kids played to our hearts' content. The four of us ran lightly through the sand, carefree and wild with jubilation. We had conquered the deserted stretch of beach and we ruled the land.
The waves were particularly strong on this day. They roared and taunted us, daring us to get a little wet and a little messy. We graciously accepted the challenge and began to build a wall of sand near the water's edge. Our wish was to shut out the waves, hold them hostage in the sea, and prevent them from reaching beyond our barricade.
The waves, however, were enraged by our intentions and refused to be held by prison walls. They began to unleash unforgiving power on to our wall. The water boiled in the ocean, shot like fireballs onto the shore, and hurdled into our blockade. We felt the ground shaking beneath our feet. I used to be scared of the waters at times like these; they looked ready to eat me alive.
The four of us became comrades in this battle against the sea. We frantically assembled a much-needed defense. My older brother and I vigorously threw sand into heaping piles. My sister and younger brother swiftly patted down the sand and shaped the blockade into a solid, shielding C-shape. We had to hurry; the tide was quickly rising.
The waves had rapidly evolved into ghastly, terrorizing monsters. They lurked in the sea before rushing forward to swallow our wall. The waves devoured chunks at a time and greedily came back to gobble more. The blockade was hopelessly falling victim to the brutality.
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