What will be

She was deadly afraid of sharks but she jumped. There were no sharks there, of course, but fear can make anyone irrational – like how she quit her job at the school paper because one of her articles was returned, marked ‘stupid.’ Tense up in the air, she would also wonder abou that guy she always liked but could never ask out – I mean, what would people think, the hottest guy in school dating her? She was only a couple more feet away from the surface – her friend Aimee was shouting ‘Go! You can do it!’ She and Aimee had a pact to jog every other day – her first time though, she saw at least fifteen incredibly fit girls and stopped. Now Aimee’s a size two and she’s, well, it’s not important. What is important right now is her jump, that slow rise and fall, sunlight beaming against your face, the water crystal, the perfect blend of blue and white, ripples and small waves everywhere, being crashed once more upon her contact to the liquid surface.




THIS IS THE TAROT CHALLENGE, a 78-day writing challenge where everyday I pick out a random card from my tarot deck and write something about, against, inspired by, based on the card by the day’s end. The works can range from poetry to fiction to drama. When the card is from the major arcana, the title of the work should be the card name. When the card is from the minor arcana, the title can be different but the card drawn should be revealed at the end.