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