This is a narrative essay. Tell the story of and describe in detail a time when you were faced with something unexpected and what you learned in the process. Be sure to describe how you got into the situation and how you survived it. OR write about a time when an adult did something entirely unexpected during your childhood, an action that seemed dangerous or threatening to you. Be sure that your story has a point: consider what you want your audience to learn about you from reading about this particular event. APA format.