The Contender’s Heat – Friday Fictioneers

Title: The Contender’s Heat
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Jenny froze. On the starting block, her uncomfortable swimsuit grabbed her in places she would rather not be grabbed. Her goggles threatened to suck her eyes from their sockets and the swim cap distorted every sound in the echoing natatorium.

Terrifying memories surfaced warning her of imminent danger. She held her breath. Brackish water swirled and silt obscured her vision. The current tugged, pulling her deeper. Struggling, she fought, reaching for the light. Her life flashed by, and she screamed, as her world turned dark.

Today the master would win. The starter’s pistol fired and launched Jenny into the unknown.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer


53 thoughts on “The Contender’s Heat – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Poor Jenny … I hope she finds her way through the muck (and to a better swimsuit … — these things, when ill fitting, can be MADDENING!).
    Well done!
    And … indeed Jo … it seems the theme was shared by more than just the two of us this week!

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  2. I love your description of the swimsuit. While it’s not the main point of the story, it nailed my attention because I’ve worn suits like that, and I always feel sorry for the Olympic swimmers who get to wear those awful things 🙂

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  3. You just about covered every physical discomfort of a swimming pool session there. With the possible exception of trying to peel off a wet swimsuit and pull dry clothes over damp skin. Good one.

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