Adult Swim

“I can’t stand no longer,” I tell Mama, but she gives me That Look; so I wobble and watch the grown-ups flop around slowly like old, fat whales-

“Maahm,” I start. Now Janie shoots me The Look an’ it’s just like Mama’s -but I can tell that Janie wants ’em to hurry jus’ as much as me, ’cause up she goes on her toes then back down.

The whole line of us kids is bobbing and dancin’ -I think maybe the lifeguard sees; for, jus’ when I know we’re gonna jump, we fin’lly hear the whistle.

An’ we run.


Finally delivered for Carrot Ranch‘s writing prompt this week.

June 20, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about having to wait. Who is waiting and what for? Think about how the wait impacts the character or the story. Go where the prompt leads!

Respond by June 25, 2019. Use the comment section below to share, read, and be social. You may leave a link, pingback, or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.


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©2019 Chelsea Owens

9 thoughts on “Adult Swim

  1. Norah June 24, 2019 / 4:39 am

    Ooh, it can be difficult waiting at times. I enjoyed the situation and the suspense.

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  2. Charli Mills June 26, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    Chelsea this is such a sharp image of summer at the public pool and the anticipation of the kids waiting their turn.

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    • Chelsea Owens June 26, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks, Charli! I totally pictured my boys and what they think when they have to wait


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