A Not So Simple Pleasure

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The wet sand fell away from under her feet with the receding wave.
The water was warm, the waves gentle. A perfect day for a swim.

When was the last time she went swimming in the ocean?

When was she first apprehensive about wearing a bathing suit in public?

© Josie Kirkwood 2020

Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 28 February 2020. Inspired by the prompt quote: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.