The Plunge

February 29, 2012 § 8 Comments

The Plunge
Tracy Sweeney

I never liked the water—from the long leap off the pier to the moment my toes touched the surface. I hated the muted sounds as I plunged into murky depths below and the anxious climb back to the air above. Maybe it was about control—something I have so little of these days. Now, I find myself rowing to the center of the lake, determined. This time when I jump, I’ll take in the air and enjoy the fall. This time when I’m pulled under, I’ll welcome the silence. This time when I rise above, I’ll have peace.


Tracy Sweeney lives north of Boston, Massachusetts with her two young boys. When she’s not letting her six-year old beat her in Angry Birds, she’s working on her first novel.
Twitter: @pink_flask

Image: Mist, By Pirjo Zeylon


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