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Ocean Waves – Flash Fiction

This week’s flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch is:  In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that makes a big splash. It can be fluid, or you can play with the idiom (to make a big splash is to do or say something that becomes unforgettable). Go where the prompt leads!

June 6 flash


The waves were splashing against the shore and it was the perfect time for bodysurfing. Sandy just needed to get out a little farther to ride them in. What she wasn’t expecting though was that there was a strong undercurrent and on her second ride in, down she went, under the water, the undertow dragging her across the sand. She felt as if she was about to drown and knew she had to fight her way back to shore.  Disorientation caused Sandy to stay underwater not knowing that she was close to shore until she bumped into another person.


©Susan Zutautas 2019




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  1. A terrifying experience you took us on in your flash, Susan! Yet, a sigh of relief to arrive at the shallows.

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    June 12, 2019
  2. I was pulled under by a wave once when I was swimming as a young girl. It is the most awful thing because the force is strong and you struggle to surface. This piece has reminded me of that experience.

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    June 11, 2019
  3. Scary stuff, getting rolled and tumbled in the ocean.

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    June 10, 2019
  4. That brought back memories. Swimming in the sea (North Sea, not recommended unless a masochist) being caught by a wave, helled towards the shore, struggling to find feet. Oh, kneeling was easier!

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    June 10, 2019

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