PocketDocs: Running With Scissors

Tell us about that moment when you did something reckless, that time when something really could have gone badly wrong. See the finalists and winners of the competition.

Ended on 12 Nov 2016

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Very bad driving
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Very bad driving

Driving as a teen is exciting, but it's far safer when you have a licence.

Charmaine Ingram
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Running with scissors

Running with scissors

Like all things, personal safety is something you never really appreciate ...

Melinda J. Irvine (Mel)
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Surfing Giants

Surfing Giants

Most people would avoid the wall of water, Lizzie Stokely paddles on in

Pocketdocs Posts
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The wagon

The wagon

I'm clinging on, with my feet dragging in the mud.

Pip Leason
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Run or Hide? Run!

Run or Hide? Run!

When the big one hit Japan on 11 March 2011, like all Japanese I knew the drill - shelter under a desk until the all clear was given. Ha!

Colin R
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Missing
3 min read

Missing

I hitch-hiked up and down that stretch of road for two years in the early 90s.

Jacqueline Wright
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A Blast from the Past
2 min read

A Blast from the Past

As part of an Apprenticeship into the World of Film and Shoound Studios I offered to Renovate the Cameramans non~Heritage Railway Cottage !

Jerry Livingstone
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Peter Tibbs\'s Scuba-Diving Course
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Peter Tibbs's Scuba-Diving Course

Enrolled in a scuba-diving course even as I wondered about the absurdity of having learned to swim only in the last six months.

Bhama Daly
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The slippery dip

The slippery dip

You know when it is hot and everyone is playing in the water ...

Jill Stephenson
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Cutting through life
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Cutting through life

No one could see the small scissors in my hands, not even me.

Polly Musgrove
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Frightened Heart, Ashamed Heart, Brave Heart
2 min read

Frightened Heart, Ashamed Heart, Brave Heart

In this era of open-mindedness and concern for those who are suffering at the hands of domestic violence, I thought I would share a story.

Adele McConnachie
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The Tamarind Tree
2 min read

The Tamarind Tree

Through the rice paddies to illegally cross the river at the Thai/Burmese border, clinging shamelessly to a 13 year old mother's waist.

Margaret Smith
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