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Swimming counter-current

©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

He entered the swimming pool area a couple of hours ahead of the competition and the other contestants.

There was a strange tranquillity in the still waters and the silence. Everything was ready, preparing for a festival, excitement, cheering and action.

But, he remained calm. His breathing rhythm had not increased a single beat. As if he didn’t care.

It was the biggest race of his life so far, yet he remained motionless, unaffected by it all. The only thing he could not shake off was that something wrong was about to happen.

He later wished he had been wrong.

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18 thoughts on “Swimming counter-current

  1. Abhijit Ray on said:

    These premonitons, I hate them. But somehow they eat away at our energy by sitting in a dark corner of our mind.

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  2. Oh, that’s a TERRIBLE thing to do to all of us! We want to know what happened! Right now! 🙂

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  3. My goodness, what happened? I nice start to a mystery without an end. I wonder did he drop the manuscript into the pool.

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  4. Good story and there is an opening for a next chapter…

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  5. You set the scene perfectly, but for what? I guess we’ll never know! Nice one.

    Rosey, a joke and some wine!

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  6. I loved it. But frustrating…what DID happen?

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  7. Oh you tease – leaving us to speculate what happened! 🙂

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. A worrying premonition, sometimes you can’t shake that feeling that something is wrong. I dread to think happened.

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