Drabble Day – SCHOOL

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…


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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