This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads!
This is my response. I hope you like it.
Fun in the Pool
A perfect summer’s day: azure sky with not a hint of cloud, a whispering breeze to kiss away humidity, children’s laughter sparkling like glitter; it was all going swimmingly, until …
Kevin kicked furiously, and …
the tube crashed. Tina tipped heels over head, chipping Chelsea’s chin, as she smacked into the water.
Chelsea fell against Liam, who yelled, “Get off me!” as they splashed down.
The three resurfaced together, and grabbed the tube, catapulting Kevin overhead, arms and legs flailing, into the water.
“Wow!” “That’s fun!” “Do it to me!” “I’m first!”
It was all going swimmingly …
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your feedback. Please share your thoughts.
Note: The collection of stories made in response to the previous prompt the red convertible, including mine, can be read at the Carrot Ranch.