Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Faces.
This one is a little different, I hope you enjoy it:
A cascade of faces bubbled up in front of him in full fisheye lens distortion, crowding in and bumping together as the accompanying tangle of voices could not quite be unraveled—an aural snarl of seaweed. Douglas didn’t know if he should know these people but neither his eyes, ears nor brain were cooperating so he dove back down into the gray waters of oblivion. As he drifted at depth on the gently rocking eddies he became aware of a distant, rhythmic pounding as consistent and hypnotic as the ocean surf. Suddenly he had a desperate urge to kick free of the currents of unconsiousness.
The sweating lifeguard stopped the chest compressions and dipped an ear to the youngster’s mouth, “He’s breathing,” he called out with relief and the ring of onlookers let out a cheer for the boy laid out on the sand.
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