Sunlight dances across the sea. My eyes reach the water before my body. We prefer this less populated beach.

As we reach the sand dune, abundant seagrass waves us forward. “Swim at your own risk, no lifeguard on duty,“ a rusted sign warns.

Phil plants himself. Penny and I are greeted with bubbly foam splashes. The surf invites us to frolic!  We wade slowly and methodically.

Minutes later, the familiar whistle blows. “Get out!” Frantically, Phil runs towards us.

Through the binoculars, I see the nurse sharks resting near the reef.

“Who’s your hero, now?!”

“You are!” Cheering in unison.

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7 days ago

Thanks for this story, Deborah. Seems like Phil has his moments as a caring husband and dad. Good for him!

Compare your original submission to the published version to learn more about writing errors. Reading our post will help considerably, especially the section on dangling participles.

Keep up the good work!

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
6 days ago

From joyful to panic, vigilant to hero, a funny story, Debbie!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 day ago

I already love these three character. A great read, Deborah. I can’t wait to read more stories and adventures of their little family. 

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