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Vantage Point

on May 30, 2013

The Prompt: Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the another, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part.


The dock hung out over the water, just barely holding itself up. The boards were rotting and falling apart. Angela didn’t care. She walked out across the aging wood hoping that it might cave in and take her down with it. She had had enough. Everyone had left her and she was tired of being alone. She new that if the dock caved, the freezing water would sap her strength and breath. Drowning may not be the best way to go, but then again, neither was any other way.


The waves crashed against the white sand of the beach, lulling Devin into sleep. He had taken a long needed vacation from the office. This beach was the perfect place. His beach house was farther down the shore. It was built on stilts with glass windows in the floor so you could watch the fish swim in the crystal clear water. Ahhh, this was the life.


It’s just water, Michelle thought, looking out over the lake. The same lake that had pulled her brother down to it’s depths. Since that day she was barely able to take a bath without having a panic attack. Water didn’t have a mind of it’s own, but Michelle knew just how deadly it could be, which made the fear of water all to real. Her shrink had said that she needed to face this head on. Michelle knew that would never happen. She sighed, and turned away from the lake.


12 responses to “Vantage Point

  1. Tessa Sheppard says:

    I really liked this! 🙂

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  3. Cinnwriter says:

    Nice work! …water as the common theme. I liked it!

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