Stories tagged drowning

A Drowning

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This is the record of a drowning.


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“Well, there you go. Jesus won't let you drown.” They all looked at each other in agreement as one of them said this. I looked all over the pool room. I didn't see Him. Through tears and in between sobs I told them so.

How To Rescue A Drowning Man

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Maybe you should consider a few more things before embarking upon actual rescue, like: Is the victim hot? Not stove hot, idiot. Beauty hot. Will this be a triumph to save this person (like perhaps they are some Nobel laureate), or are you risking you

The Shadow

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"Did I have a dream, or did the dream have me?" - Rush, "Nocturne"

The Conversation Killer

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I stand corrected once more.

Orion, redux

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Growing up, Orion had always been told his father lived a good life then died from an illness....When Orion got old enough his mother took him for a walk and told him the truth.

A Body of Water Invites All Things

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My resistance sublimates. There is a long instant of absolute relinquishment, in which I imagine droplets of water plinking into my lungs in a slow, musical fashion, like icicles melting in a perfect cave.

Treading Water

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I can tread water like this for months maybe longer

The Dock

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Row, Caps of white, A salted escape beneath reflected light. Brother, remember those old lies? I’m off to sea to make those things right, now.


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Arlene drowned, though no one drowned her. Nadav told me that she had drowned. Something about making it specific like that probably took the pressure off him a little.

Koh Rong Island

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He freezes momentarily and attempts to pull away

Republican Presidential Candidates Haiku

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If they were drowning,

Life Apart

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Practice has perfected disengagement.

Deep June Pool

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I may be the shadow that I am, but I only ever loved you.

Deep June Pool

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I may be the shadow that I am, but I only ever loved you.