Writing 101 – Day 4 – A story in a single image

A story in a single image

16 yrs

I tried to copy the images off the assignment page, but I couldn’t get them. I was going to use the pool one anyhow to tell this story anyhow so I used a real picture of me at 16 years old instead.

Every summer we went to the lake. The lake was for us poor residents. The richer residents had a swim club. I didn’t go in the nasty water much as I became a teenager. My assigned spot was right in front of the life guard flirting. No complaints from Larry, the lifeguard, either. He was the older brother. I liked the younger one too. Hmmm I seemed to have forgotten his name. I know I shouldn’t have been distracting the life guard. Thankfully no one drowned while I was there.

I was sorry when summer was over and school began and then I got married and Larry just became a pleasant memory. By the picture of me at 21 my bikini wasn’t as revealing. I was a little bit more on the chunky side.

Funny story there. My ex and I got married and he went into the Marine Corps. He sends me a letter from boot camp telling me he needed a picture of me in a bathing suit for the bunny board. The other guys were all single. I was the only married one. So anyhow I didn’t have a picture, it was the middle of the winter and so I put on my bikini of the time and walked downstairs so my dad could take the picture. The doorbell rung. I forgot I was half dressed. I opened the door and the mailman almost swallowed his tongue.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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14 Responses to Writing 101 – Day 4 – A story in a single image

  1. That is a very interesting story behind the picture! Sounds like you had a lot of fun back then!

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  2. That truly made me chuckle.

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  3. Izrael says:

    Oh my! What was the reaction of the mailman? 😊

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  4. I have also chosen the pool picture but totally different story. In fact you image will fit perfectly with my post.

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