The swimmer

This extremely short story (138 characters) is for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales

. The photo prompt is “Boats” from


Shaggy-haired, the head emerged, faintly kelp green. I waited for it to turn, to see the swimmer’s face. The air chilled. That was the face.




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “The swimmer”

  1. Short…not sweet, but interesting, Jane. That’s something I haven’t tried…maybe should…but 138 characters? Oh, my! In baseball vernacular, you knocked it out of the park. 😉

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