Mondays Finish the Story – This is as Deep as it Gets!


Photograph by Barb W. Beacham copyright © 2014


The Photo and Sentence Prompt:  “Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water.”

My Entry:

Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water. She knew deep water well. At the moment in her personal life she was over her head in deep waters. Deep troubles, deep problems, deep,deep deep!

Here, in the ocean she could let it all go, for at least a short period of time. Forget about her cheating husband, her loss of her job this week, all the ever increasing bills, and the amazing fact that she really didn’t care all that much about any of it.

The deepness felt because of great weariness, an exhaustion from trying to do so much for so many.

However with each stroke, as she swam through the waters, she felt an increasing sense of freedom for the first time in a very long time. Yes she thought, it’s my turn now. Her strokes became fuller and stronger as she swam. I believe the only deep thing I’m going to let myself get into going forward is this big, beautiful ocean. With a quick kick off and a few more strokes she headed for shore.

Yes, she thought, finally time for me to live my life – for me.


For more information about Mondays Finish The Story (flash fiction) Writers Challenge, where the writer uses both a photo and an opening sentence for the prompt: click HERE. Barb will guide you through the process, be sure and read some of the other excellently written entries while you’re there.


Thanks for stopping by, have an excellent weekend, and if you live here on the West Coast of America, be careful, a lot of rain and wind going on … take care of you!

With affection,

~ Penny

12 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story – This is as Deep as it Gets!

    • Thank’s Al. When I think of deep water’s, one of the things that always comes to mind is deep in trouble, over your head kind of thing.

      The other is I saved an elderly lady from drowning in Florida on the coast, years ago (more about being in the right place at the right time) but I was glad I was there in the water to rescue her! 🙂 A feel good moment for sure! 🙂 xo

      • Saving someone’s life, making sure that the last breath wasn’t the last breath is one of those rewarding moments that would stay with you until your own last breath. Allowing someone’s story to carry on. Being in the right place at the right time is all it needs.

    • Too many women (and men) wait too long in an abusive relationship, which is sad. Thanks, It certain is brighter and very wintry, lol, You have a great one too, although now that I think about it yours should be just about over, Michael! Well have a great week ahead! xx

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