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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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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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