I knew the dare was dangerous. I knew that if my parents saw me doing it, they would give me a huge lecture on safety and peer pressure. But I had to do it. If I didn’t, I would be known at my new school as a wus. So as I hung by my ankles over Sweetwater River, I reminded myself constantly that this dare was for my reputation. But suddenly, I heard a ripping sound from above me. The ropes that were tied around my ankles were breaking! I dropped headfirst into Sweetwater River, landing with a loud splash……..