The Deep End : Literary Lion

The Deep End

When he was 5, Stewart’s Dad threw him in the deep end to teach him how to swim.

Stewart sank, thrashing wildly with a total lack of coordination.

Stewart’s Mum dived in to save him.

As Mum helped Stewart out of the water, he looked towards his Dad with a fierce expression from his hitherto angelic features.

That day, all the respect and admiration he had for his Dad, remained in the pool, as he left it for good.

Stewart didn’t learn to swim until he had children of his own.

He didn’t make the same mistake.

(97 words)

It’s good to have a Literary Lion challenge once again! Thanks Laura Gabrielle Feasey.

10 thoughts on “The Deep End : Literary Lion

  1. It is so heartless for a parent to do that to a child and it can have lasting negative results…if the child survives. It is known that someone can drown in just a few ounces of water…why would anyone want to put their child in such danger. Great story! 🙂

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  3. Good Lord, I remember my mother doing that to me at a swim lesson of all things, at the behest of the instructor. I am still a terrible swimmer to this day and panic if I can’t reach the surface easily.

    “That day, all the respect and admiration he had for his Dad, remained in the pool, as he left it for good.” Loved this line. It truly stood out from the rest of the piece for me.

    Well done.

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