100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – The Peace that water gives.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson 

I always had a fear of water and of drowning.

Life has changed that.

I gazed at that crystal blue mountain stream and listened to the melody as the water gushed over the rocks to collect in the shallow pool below.

The sound soothed that inner torment. I felt a sense of peace.

Life had overwhelmed me; made me realise that fear of drowning, fear of death was nothing compared to my fear of living.

I plunged head first into the freezing water.

Was it possible to drown in shallow water?

It is when you refuse to struggle any more.

[100 Words]

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 23/November/2018

This was written for Friday Fictioneers Challenge, see the link:

I have also included two word prompts:


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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

24 thoughts on “100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – The Peace that water gives.”

  1. Dear Kristian,

    A lot said in the line, “fear of death is nothing compared to fear of living”. Well done. I’m with Dale. I’m not a fan of multiprompts but this was seamless.



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