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Open water

fish in shallows

I exhaust my arsenal of survival strategies too soon. My spirit depleted, your clever ruses skew my sense of worthiness.

Changing tactics, I keep to the shallows where my choices are clear. Accustom to playing your mind games and navigating your sins of omission, my last chance at victory is the uncomplicated truth. A secret weapon you won’t expect this late in our hostilities.

I break the surface, coming up for air. Fortified, I take a last look back, gauging your apathy toward my pending escape, and do the only thing left for me to do…

…head for open water.

The Trifecta challenge this week is: Exhaust [verb \ig-ˈzȯst\] 3b : to try out the whole number of

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is ‘Surviving’

*Photo venue: Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, FL

21 replies »

  1. you know how sometimes you read something and you feel like …”I could have written that, I wish I had written that.”
    I just felt that.

    Point the way to the open water…every word was just brilliant and beautiful.


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