Prompt: Write a story that starts with: “Like a fish, I spent my summer…” Do not, however, use any of the following words: wet, waves, stream, drink, pond, pool, ocean, water, liquid, swim, creek, deep, float, sea, or flow.
Response: The Summer and The Fall
Like a fish I spent my summer - in the trickle of tears and the damp of dankness. Like a camel I spent my days - holding my worries deep inside me and taking things every other step. Like a panther I spent my nights - panting in the heat and hiding in the shadows. I stepped into fall like a vampire into sunlight. The sudden orange exposure burned.
Notes: I missed by a few minutes, I know. Most profound apologies.