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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!

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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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