Sink Or Swim #99wordstories #carrotranch

In this week’s prompt for our #99wordstories we are challenged to

July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads!

Sink Or Swim?

Near Little Tittweaking is an ancient sinkhole, the Devil’s Rectum which, every May, fills with the turgid brown snow melt from Mount Zit. True Tittweakers join the crowds for the annual float challenge, made near impossible by the water’s lack of buoyancy. Until Dee Cuppe, exotic dancer and courgette sculptress arrived, the best time was 47 seconds. Her record is one hour, though questions have been raised whether her surgically enhanced embonpoint may give her a lift. Her fame has resulted in several nicknames – ‘pillow pecs’ being one – though her unsinkability has led to the most commonly used: Bob.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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25 Responses to Sink Or Swim #99wordstories #carrotranch

  1. Norah says:

    You’re just too clever and too funny, Geoff. 😂

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  2. A comedy album! That’s what this is crying out for, to be part of a comedy album!

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  3. I once camped on Mount Zit. I regretted it as soon as I hammered in the first tent peg!

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    I wondered how you would get Little Titweaking into that title – I was NOT disappointed.

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  5. L.K. Latham says:

    The last line – perfect.

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  6. Oh dear. I couldn’t help laughing my way through this. Great imagination, Geoff.

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    “Sons of the seas, when we’re bobbin’ up and down like this.
    Over the ocean, when we’re bobbin’ up and down like this.
    Or Daughters?

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    That’s one contest I’ll definitely pass on! LOL.

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  9. petespringerauthor says:

    After reading this, I may not go swimming again. Thanks in advance for tonight’s nightmare.

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