The Pool: Friday Fictioneers

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“Darling, it’s exactly what I wanted. And so quickly. I thought council permission would take years.”

“It may have if I’d asked permission but I didn’t need it. It’s not attached to the ground. I didn’t need permission for the giant blowers that are keeping it suspended. And its quite safe ’cause I’ve got a back up generator. It gives you everything you asked for — infinity edge, view of the city, a velvety look to the lit up water at night and big enough to swim 4 olympic lengths without turning.”

“Look, its even got a waterfall I didn’t ask for.”

In response to the photo prompt (thank you C E Ayr for the image) posted by Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers. It is awhile since I took part in this 100 word flash fiction challenge which all are welcome both as readers or participants. To see the other entries please visit Rochelle.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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20 Responses to The Pool: Friday Fictioneers

  1. rosemawrites says:

    your words are so vivid! love this one! πŸ™‚

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  2. That’s a bit decadent – but a wonderful story! Glad I don’t have to sweep out the fallen leaves.

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  3. ansumani says:

    ha ha. Some out of the box thinking is going on here πŸ™‚ Darlings needs to be careful around the waterfall.

    Nice descriptions and story.

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  4. gahlearner says:

    Whoops, now there is all this wonderful expensive hi-tech surrounding the pool, and then it leaks. Fun story that reminds us of the important things.

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  5. Heehee… Nice one.

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  6. Norah says:

    Now that imaginative! Cool pool!

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  7. wmqcolby says:

    Now, if we could have THAT in my hometown, I could sell tickets.
    Fun piece, Irene!

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  8. Dear Irene,

    I want to swim in that pool. Vivid, imaginative and nicely done. Not to mention, I’ve missed you.



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