Afraid of Swimming



By: Frank Hu


Once dad took me out to the shore, out swimming.

Horrible thoughts rose above me.

Will I drown?

Will a monster eat me?

Looking at the clear sea and the sunny beach, I got courage again.

I wore my glasses tightly and dove in.

The sea isn’t cold as ice.

It was warm.

I swam happily and… of course, no monsters, no sharks, I floated and there was no way I could drown.

That’s how I loved swimming.

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