Crimson’s Creative Challenge #74 – Crisp and the Diving Tower.


Crisp, my aged companion, looked at the towers and I thought she was stumped for something to say which would have been a first.

“When I was in Year 10 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Virgin I entered the diving competition at our school swimming carnival. There was the normal diving board and then there was the tower and only a few brave and experienced girls were allowed to dive from there. I convinced my teachers I was experienced and very confident. I think in hindsight they let me go up there just to let find out how incompetent I was.

My first realization was how many steps I had to climb, I was puffed by the time I reached the top. My second realization was how far I was going to fall.”

Crisp gave a shudder before adding: “Let’s say my effort was a talking point for some time after.”



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8 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #74 – Crisp and the Diving Tower.

  1. Lyn says:

    Oh dear, poor Crisp. Had it been me, I’d have been sliding into the water from the side of the pool.

  2. Lyn says:

    How goes the isolation and social distancing, Michael? How are the fairies and Miss Marble coping?

    • Michael says:

      Social distancing is doing ok…..I’m used to staying home…..Miss Marble is also keeping herself at a distance though I am anticipating she may have a ‘cure’ before long…as for the fairies, well best described as running wild as they are immune from virus’.

  3. Gosh, brave Crisp. I never had the courage, I certainly didn’t have the skill. And I’ve seen how tall these towers, and while they do stand beside water (the deepest and widest part of the river Yare, I’d not recommend diving! 🙂

    • Michael says:

      No I’m with you…..I avoided swimming carnivals as much as I could.

      • As a bespectacled child I would enter the pool already disadvantaged by being in a blurred world. Then, all my attention on sharpening sight, my hearing would weaken… not helped by all those echoing sounds. Happy to swim in the local river, I hated swimming in the school’s pool

  4. Sadje says:

    Good one Michael.

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