Life Without Gravity

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The minute I woke up this morning I knew something felt strange. It was as if I was seventy pounds lighter! I felt as though there was nothing holding me down. When I opened my eyes and started to move, I realized I was not even lying on my bed. It seemed like I was floating. Immediately, I thought about being in space, and if this wasn’t just a dream how fun it would be! I thought too soon and it actually turned out to be a really bad day.

Getting up was a struggle. There was nothing holding me down to the floor so I tried to swim. It didn’t work. The worst part is, with such a small amounts of gravity in the world, nothing stayed where it was. The furniture started to float and moving was nearly impossible. I struggled to get to the bathroom by kicking myself from wall to wall. When I grabbed my toothbrush out of the air, I turned the faucet and the water didn’t go out straight! It just started coming out slowly and floated up. I had to catch it in my mouth in order for it to work. I spit the water out and then realized what a terrible idea that was. There was dirty water floating through the air and I didn’t know what to do.

Despite my teeth brushing complications, I was still optimistic and excited to see how the day went. I was convinced that it would be just like one of the cartoons where it was loads of fun to live with less gravity. I managed to get myself dressed, out the door and into my car. The thing is, my car was levitating above the ground! It was very inconvenient. After the long difficult two mile moon leap to school, I went straight to Mr. Sutton’s Physics class to ask him if he had any idea what was going on. When I walked in however, I found my entire class there wondering the same thing. The only problem was, Mr. Sutton was nowhere to be found. We used the black phone connected to the wall to call down the office and see if they knew where our teacher was.

I was on the phone for what seemed like 200 rings when...
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