Posts Tagged: swimming
Oh my, what are you doing down there, where did you fall from? A girl cheered Julia from a balcony little above the water. She held a basket of wet clothes in her hands. I did not fall here,
Gaia made a wide gesture with her hands. Did you see that eel? No, said Julia, but I saw a strange lever, one of those lever that I saw in books from many years ago. It was in the middle
Hello, said Gaia. She was a few feet away, swimming towards Julia as she came out of the water. Julia could not say anything. She looked around her. They were in a large courtyard with three floors of balconies
Julia swam through the living room into a corridor, the walls covered with mussels and there she saw the moon, enormous, providing the light for her. She swam towards it, along the corridor, through a window and out of it she
In the underwater living room, weeds and plants were growing on the floor and the walls and few pieces were still recognizable. A large table, covered with algae, the skeleton of a sofa, a brass and a still shiny
Julia swam to the building Gaia entered a minute earlier. A school of blue and silver angelfish crossed the window as she entered. Gaia was nowhere in sight. Julia’s stomach tightened.
Julia felt a rush of blood in her body, as if it wanted to leave it, then, underwater, she saw Gaia swimming towards a window. She came back for air and swam to the other side of the canal.
Watch out, screamed Julia, boats are coming, but Gaia had disappeared underwater. Julia quickly undressed herself, laid her dress and shoes next to Gaia’s on the alzata and touched the water with her toes. Julia’s skin became a map of goosebumps
We can swim inside and follow the light, Gaia said. I don’t know, said Julia, the water looks very cold and who knows what fish lives inside the building. Gaia was already in her red and yellow bathing suit,
This is the place, said Gaia, pointing to a building underwater. It had an open court through which light filtered below. Each window, even at the lower levels, was illuminated from inside.