The day he almost drowned

The water is deep. I find the bottom with my toes and push my brother back to air. I feel myself drowning as he breathes deep, but I can’t stop. The edge is so close. I wish he’d learned to fucking swim.

15 thoughts on “The day he almost drowned

    • This is actually a true 42 word story. And you will be relieved to know that he did actually make it. I had never swallowed that much water in my life, though.


  1. Beautiful delivery of a true story…you capture the love that compels a sibling to save his brother from drowning while simultaneously cursing him for not learning to swim.

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