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RISD Rubber Ball EssayOne. I roll it around it in the palm of my hand for a couple moments. The very tips of my fingers are trembling, this quiver gingerly making its advances across my body. As much as I try to exercise restraint, I feel the childlike urges fighting to wriggle their way out. Two. I gently release the ball from my grasp, giving it a couple cautious bounces on the pavement. Merely to test it out, nothing further. My hand fails to meet the ball on its way back up, and I hastily retrieve it. Three. I eye the ball carefully. I am a sensible, mature, young adult, I remind myself. Four. I can't stop it. My fingers are shaking like helpless autumn leaves, only needing a gust of wind to be freed. Five. In this moment, it's not any sort of peer pressure. It's instinct. Cold, pure instinct.Six. My heart is slamming against my ribs, creating a drumbeat in my ears. My breaths are growing increasingly staccato. Spotting a good, hard brick wall I thrust my arm back I and then propel it forwar
CHAPTER ONE - Rochelle and the Sea Wizard Rochelle and the Sea Wizard, Chapter One Confined in her car for three straight hours, Rochelle realized her legs had seceded from the rest of her barely conscious body. The rain pelted down upon her car in obese, greedy splats, rolling lazily down her windshield. The wipers wouldn't stop squeaking, and her vision blurred as her eyelids begged to droop down to her freckled cheeks. She breathed in, but all there was to breathe was stale, artificially pine-scented air. A groan emitted from her mouth; not even the classic rock blaring on her stereo could keep her awake.As her lonely car rolled along the barren road, the fierce tapping of water against the glass slowed and halted. Her fingers traipsed along the side of her door, feeling around for a button. Down went the window, and in came a rush of thick, salty air. Rochelle gagged, unaccustomed to the overly fresh outdoors. The song on the radio came to a lull, and for a moment, she heard