Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Kindness of Strangers #fridayflash
Clyde was talking his buddies when he saw the boy slip below the surface. He waited a moment, then jumped in when the boy did not come back up. Diving to the bottom of the lake, he felt around, running his hands over mud and slimy rocks until they brushed against cloth. He grabbed the boy by his shirt and pulled. The boy kicked his legs wildly, twisted his body around and desperately clung to Clyde. He struggled to free himself from the boy's panicked flailing and rise toward the surface for air. The boy pulled at him like a rock, however, and the light above them grew dim as they both sank deeper.