Clear Absense

Claudia dipped her toes into the cool water. She slowly swooshed her foot back and forth; making tiney ripples on the waters surface. She stepped back, rubbing her feet across the warm cement floor. Her body began to wobble and she took a few steps back, steadying herself. Slowly, she crouched into a pounce position. She took in two deep breaths, and eyed the rim of the pool.
Suddenly, she sprang up, racing for the water. She reached the adge, looked down and jumped into the air. It was almost as if she were floating there for a few seconds, before she came crashing down into the pool.
She sank slowly to the ground. Her legs started pushing her body up as the force of the water suddenly tried to drown her.Her legs started moving more rapidly as her whole body struggled to come up; her lungs burning for air. She swam upward, pulling her arms up and over her head. Just in time she reached the top and gasped for air.
By this time, almost all the waves were gone; but she didn’t care about waves, she just wanted to get up and out of the now freezing water.
She reached for the edge and swung herself to the side. Then, quickly, pulled on the corner; dragging herself up onto the nice, hot, solid ground. She layed back and relaxed; skimming her hand over the pavement, feeling the texture of the bumps. She felt content. Her eyes closed and she nodded off.

Clear Absense


Santa Cruz, United States

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Artist's Description

This is another story I wrote at school, not for a class, but just when I was bored. It, as many others, is not finished; but I hope you like it nontheless.
I worked very hard on this piece, so please give me any feedback you might have.
Thank You! =]

P.S. this piece i haven’t decided if im going to turn it into a novel or keep it as a short story. but either way, i really would love comment, questions and feedback.

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