What Doesn’t Kill Us » Athletes Quarterly

I grasp the edge of the pool and close my eyes. I take a single deep breath and then hold it. The shake that is welling up in me grows a little stronger and soon a shudder rocks through my core. Then, as I gaze out into the starry blackness behind my lids, I see a sunburst of reds and yellows. I can feel the pool tile beneath my forearms as my head bobs down. The fireworks hang in the black void for a moment and begin to transform into a shape that resembles a human face with two black slits for eyes and a

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