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When you think of getting a bruise, how do you assume that happens?

Could it be from maybe running into the coffee table at home or accidentally getting shoulder checked? People get all sorts of bruises from all sorts of different things. Bruises form when blood gets stuck under the skin, with nowhere to go, so when you get hit too hard and don’t bleed then a blue and purple bruise often forms.

 

     With me, I had a lot of bruises over the summer, and no I wasn’t abused or beaten. I like to go paintballing, and when you go paintballing without a doubt, you will leave with at least one painful bruise. When you get hit with a paintball, the ball either explodes or doesn’t. To me, when the paintball doesn’t explode, it hurts worse.

 

One day my brother approached me and asked if I would like to go paintballing for his going away party. At first I was like, “Um, no?” Why would I put myself through the pain of being shot at numerous times? Well I ended up going in the end, and I was terrified. On the way to the paintball place called “Fortknox,” I was too busy shoving my face with pancakes and distracting myself on the way there. I had no idea what this place was like, so I just coped by eating-which isn’t the most healthy alternative. It also didn’t help that I was cramped in my brother’s truck with five other people until they all started talking to me about how much fun it will be and I was feeling better. I was feeling better until we got to Fortknox and saw all the guys and few girls decked out in full camouflage with their fancy guns and masks. These people knew what they were doing and weren’t messing around. I thought to myself, “It’s just paintball, and these people here are acting like it’s a war.” While those people who came prepared were all camouflaged out, I for some reason thought wearing a tie-dye American shirt would be a good idea.

 

    Eventually after my first round of being shot at and scared, the day went easier. I really liked shooting people just because I thought the paint was really pretty. I truly did feel bad for shooting at everyone because I knew it would leave a welt. I wasn’t the only person who felt bad for leaving bruises and welts from paintballs; Samantha Brown, a good friend of mine, admitted to not wanting to shoot me as well. Then you had the people who didn’t care if they hurt someone, those people being my brothers. Niles and Cy both have no mercy when it comes to paintballing. They see someone and they shoot multiple times until you comprehend to put your arms up to surrender.

 

In the end of paintballing over the summer, I came back to school with bruises and welts, but it was totally worth it. My paintball experience was scary, but I had lots of fun and am looking forward to going back already.

 

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  1. McKayla Thompson on August 11th, 2017 8:31 am

    Great article! I think this was such a great article because it really went into detail about your experiences. I liked how you explained how you were terrified to go but after you enjoyed it so much. I thought it was funny how you mentioned you ate food to cope with your fears. Also I like how you started it out because it was kinda like a mystery.

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