The Horrible Luck at Summer Thorn

Their skin glittered beneath the throbbing sun. Beads of sweat filled their brows, freed with each splash and dunk of water. The somewhat secret lake cooled their senses in the summer heat; it was a nice getaway from the boredom of summer break. 

“I don’t want it to end,” sister remarked to brother, glancing upward to the cerulean drenched sky. 

It would, however, as a man in a tan hat spoke to their father along the shoreline. Afterward, father collected their belongings. It was time to go. 

“We can’t swim over there, Summerthorn Lake is a private area like the tan hat said.” Father pointed out for the eleventh time in the days that followed. “We’ll just plan a trip to the beach…” While the children hated long car rides, an hour long drive to the beach sounded lousy. Why go so far when bliss awaited them down the road? They had swum there so many times without detection. 

Before they could answer, a preview of the local news opened with a grim flash briefing: 

Local man dead after swimming in Summerthorn Lake. A brain-eating amoeba is to blame. More at eleven. 

“The beach sounds great Dad!”

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Hey an interesting and fun read!!
    I would like to know more about that family, haha!
    Btw, what a lucky day. I see 4 notifications of your new blogs. I’m really ecstatic

    1. Kirsten says:

      Ahh this is a special one, but the family is a mystery for now. 🤐
      Yay! Sometimes visiting other blogs feels like knocking on a neighbor’s door and having a nice chat. I dunno. Lol I just had that thought and wondered if anyone else felt that way.

      1. Keep doing it.
        Although I couldn’t see them in the reader.
        I receive notifications of your posts, so that’s how I saw these.

      2. Kirsten says:

        Ahh. I think I have it set to a certain number of posts to show in the reader.

      3. I didn’t know there’s such settings.
        Well, no matter, when and how you share. I will get notification, haha

      4. Kirsten says:

        Excellent. ☀️🤗

      5. Enjoy your week!
        Don’t forget to shine

      6. Kirsten says:

        Thank you! I hope you have a peaceful week! ☀️🤗