Dive Right In!

Photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

The water glistened.

Gloria shook. “I don’t think I remember how.”

“Just do it,” Jody said. “It’s like riding a bike. Your body never forgets.”

I never had a bike, Gloria thought,  and there is much I worked hard to have my body forget. Especially since that day.

“It’ll come back to you,” Jody urged. Ordered, almost. “Dive right in!”

It was the edge in the trainer’s voice that did it, and what it brought back was not welcome.

“No.” Gloria pulled her swim cap off. “Not here. Not yet. Not today.”

 

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

 

34 thoughts on “Dive Right In!

    • Thank you, Ronda! 🙂
      Yes, all manner of (sometimes surprising) things can trigger stuff. Sometimes good memories. Sometimes not so.
      Thanks for reading and commenting–hope you’ll stop by again.
      Na’ama

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  1. Trainer should know when to be pushy. May be this is not the right time. There is some hidden trauma that Gloria and the writer has not told the trainer and readers.

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    • Yes, there is a lot untold yet in there …And whether the trainer is directly part of the trauma or reminds her of the trauma, it certainly hangs between them.
      Thank you for the comment and for taking time to read in what is probably a busy time away. Enjoy yerushalayim… Xoxo Na’ama

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  2. Just the tone in the trainer’s voice was enough to spoil her moment. Such a subtle touch but true to life – the slightest thing is all it takes sometimes to trigger a trauma memory. Well drawn.

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