Descriptive Essay - From the surface of the Earth, the Deadline seemed far off into the distance

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Title: An Underestimated Nemesis


Descriptive Essay


I have always struggled with my deadlines. Since high school I have been having all nighters almost every week. I still have yet to learn how to priorities my things. I procrastinate so much. To me time is like water that slips through my fingers, and deadlines are like invisible monsters hiding in the shadow.  As the final deadlines were drawing closer, I shivered at the thought of having to go through another series of all nighters again. The Deadlines is a quiet and unpredictable monster, who hides in the shadowy realms of time and space, ready to kill unsuspecting preys at a moment's notice.

From the surface of the Earth, the Deadline seemed far off into the distance. Ten hours ago, it was a faintly shimmering dwarf star dangling in the sky. After five hours it grew to half the size of the moon, looking like a pathetic weather balloon. I found it oddly amusing and sneered at the inferior celestial being. Deadline had no chance at taking me down. When the time came, I was certain I'd be ready to deal with it. Suddenly without warning, the balloon morphed into a burning ball, exponentially expanding in size and speed. The gigantic meteorite hurtled through the atmosphere. There was no chance it would disintegrate.

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As a giant orange streak of lit up the night sky, I feared for my life. The meteorite crashed into the woods, and the sky turned orange. A deafening explosion erupted.  Several mile radius of trees and buildings were flattened instantly. The wood was ablaze with burning and flattened trees. Clouds of smoke mushroomed from the woods and danced into the sky. A huge, circular and deep pit had formed in the heart of the woods. Sounds of demonic cries and inhuman howls echoed through the depths of the crater. I could sense the monster's anticipation and hunger, as ...

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