I really can’t remember a greatest fear growing up. Maybe
going to the dentist. That all changed with the movie Jaws.
I used to love to dive in open water, as deep as I could go.
Underwater scenery, the fish, the coral formations, seaweeds,
all of it spectacular, with the challenge of holding your breath,
longer and longer, your lungs growing stronger.
I used to see many sharks, all kinds, but I never feared them. I never
bothered them, and they never bothered me.
Then Jaws happened.
I never swam in open water again.
Box jellyfish mean nothing to me. I’ll swim at Ala Moana
when the orange warning signs are up. I swim there because I know
all those sharks can’t get in over the reef.
I feel safe there, but I still have that great fear whenever I think about open water.
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Aloha #WriterSunday, I hope you are having a good, safe weekend. Today’s #WritingPrompt is
Use it to inspire a piece of writing, short or long, a story or a song, and then post your creation on your site and link back to me, or simply leave it as a comment below. I would love to read it : )