Murky Water

Her foot broke the surface and began to sink. It was a slow sink as she held onto a branch above her head. The murky water covered her boot and she shuddered as the water rushed into her boot, quickly drenching her sock and snaking its way right through to her toes. The hem of her jeans started to soak up moisture and then disappeared, and before she realised it, her knee was under. Her foot hit the ground when the water was mid thigh.  She rolled her eyes when her brother asked from the bank, ‘So, is it deep enough?’


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