100 Worder: In Deep
Peter was in deep. Very deep.
He had dipped his toe into the murky waters of gambling. Now he was way in over his head. The more he chased his losses, the more he lost... his job, wife, house and his self-respect.
Driving away from the bookie’s one night with his usual heavy heart and light wallet, he saw his way out.
The river loomed. The car soared. The black water parted.
As the ringing filled his ears and water filled his lungs, Peter smiled.
No more crippling debt. No more tears of anguish. Now, everything was gone… including his oxygen.
About the Author
Michael had a successful career as an award-winning, advertising copywriter. Now he spends his time writing short stories, novels for adults and children, scripts for stage and TV, screenplays and the occasional poem. He is widely travelled and his article about beach dogs in Thailand won The Telegraph Travel "Just Back" competition. He has been shortlisted, winner and runner-up in many writing competitions and is currently looking for an agent/publisher/producer. His website is currently under construction.
Published July 6 2016