The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This is my entry into this week’s prompt, which is “SCHOOL”. My brain is a funny thing, I immediately thought of a school of fish, which made me think of dolphins (I know they have pods not schools!). Anyway, here it is…
Rico was heading for a disciplinary hearing, but he didn’t care.
The sun was shining, the water was clear and TcheeeZi’k! had brought his pod to meet the engineer.
Rico bit down on his mouthpiece clicking his tongue (the few simple words that he knew) the speaker amplifying the clicks. His dolphin friend laughed and banked, allowing Jackson to grab his fin.
They spiralled down through the glassy water, the young school-aged dolphins giving chase, biting the bubbles that blossomed from Rico’s back; revelling in pure freedom.
The waters grew darker and, reluctantly, Rico let the fin slip from his fingers and began to rise…