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Diving Board – Flash Fiction

The following flash fiction was written for a challenge over at Carrot Ranch.
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features longboards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!


Image by Guy Dugas from Pixabay

Joe had butterflies in his stomach long before his alarm clock went off. Today he’d be diving in a state competition. Scouts from well-known universities would be there and Joe was hoping for a scholarship.

Climbing the high dive ladder a wave of total confidence came over him.

The first dive was a backward dive. He sprung on the board once then twice, then it snapped startling him, but he carried through like a pro leaving the snapped board behind.  Three scores from the judges were all 9.5. Joe and his team were ecstatic!

Joe was offered a scholarship.


©Susan Zutautas 2020

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Seriously cool

    Liked by 1 person

    May 7, 2020
  2. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    May 6, 2020
  3. Now that’s focus! And you included a long board I had not thought about — the diving board! Great flash, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 6, 2020

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