The Final Training Session

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

It speaks for itself, but it needs readers who can think creatively.

The Final Training Session

Jake put his teenage son’s surfboard down at the edge of the sea, as Mark was putting on his wetsuit.
‘Be careful out there,’ Jake said.
‘Why? Are there sharks around?’
‘No, haven’t been seen for months. Just don’t injure yourself. You’ll have to be in that final tomorrow. I’m sure you can win.’
‘Come on Dad, I’m always careful. I can look after myself.’
Mark took the surfboard from his father and slowly walked into the surf. The water felt warm around his bare feet. He walked towards the breaking waves, oblivious of the reef stonefish pressed to the bottom right in front of him.
‘I am going to be the next champion,’ Mark called out.

Submitted: December 08, 2018

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Ryan K. Mallegni

This packed a lot of emotion in such a short read. That ending was perfect. Well done!

Sun, December 9th, 2018 6:44pm


Thank you for your kind comment. Usually my stories are quite a bit longer. It was a real challenge to keep it this short.

Sun, December 9th, 2018 2:58pm

tom mcmullen

Good one Bert, it's never safe in the water!

Mon, December 10th, 2018 7:51am


Thanks Tom. I even find a bathtub scary.

Tue, December 11th, 2018 7:29am

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

Brutal. Ouch!

Tue, December 11th, 2018 1:54pm


Thanks for your comment. Just be careful when going into the ocean.

Tue, December 11th, 2018 7:37am

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