So I grew up with this kid who all his life wanted to be an astronaut. He said he wanted to actually reach out and touch a star. I know, kids, right? But at about ten years old his dad had told him to come up on the roof with him and help him fix a leak. They lived in a pretty beat up old little house. Leaked everywhere when it rained. Anyway so his Dad wanted to start teaching him how to fix things around the house because he explained to him that he'll have a family of his own one day to take care of. So little Leonard was actually a little excited because this was the first time his dad was ever going to let him climb a ladder and he thought that by being up on the roof it would actually bring him closer to the stars. As memory serves he asked his dad if they could even go up as the sun was going down so they could stay up there after they finished the job and look at the stars for a little while. So that evening the sun was starting to go down, his dad had his tool belt on and his toolbox full of all the essentials. And little Leonard felt left out so he kind of constructed his own little makeshift tool belt out of rope and what not. So anyway They go outside and his dad leaned the ladder against the roof and started to climb up and then said, “all right, Leonard let's get up here and look at some stars.” Leonard was super excited, he had never been this close to stars before. So he lifted his leg up onto the ladder and then the other and then another and so forth until he made it about half way up the ladder. Until suddenly he stopped, turned around and looked down. And he started freaking out. He started screaming bloody murder, “Daddy!!!!” His dad dropped his toolbox and ran over and said, “what's wrong?” But before Leonard could even say anything he fainted and fell off of the ladder and broke his leg. That was when little Leonard realized he had a deathly fear of heights. And it only got worse after that. He went to years of counseling. Hours of his dad yelling at him but no matter what, he just couldn't do it. He cried for weeks because he realized that he would never be able to be an astronaut and he would never be able to actually wish upon a star. So he decided to become a deep sea diver instead and wish upon starfish. Well I guess it kind of worked out in the end.
What's that? Oh what happened to him, oh ummm. I'm not sure but I heard he died from decompression sickness. Nice kid though.
This is basically the story that I wrote out and followed on the video version I did of this. http://hitrecord.org/records/431054
I released the text version incase someone else wants to take a crack at recording themselves telling this story. Have fun with it. Tweak it and remix the shit out of this.
I know there is probably a million grammar errors in this but I originally just wrote it out as kind of a script for the video. However if you would be a dear and copy edit this into a legible short story, it would be much appreciated. :)