Michael Carrier

Water Wings

I've always been afraid of water, ever since I was a kid. To tell you the truth, I still can't swim very well.

Shivering, shirtless, damped towel, chlorine burning my nostrils, I strapped water wings onto my eight year old pipe cleaners, and bent them at the elbow. Like I got this! I can do this! Stand back, running start, off this diving board and into that pool, one, two, three- HOLY SHIT. I can't do it, Mom please don't make me, Mom, please. My heart tore a fan belt, it was working over ti

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