There is a lake not far from my grandparents’ property. I would go there all the time when I was a kid.
In the summer when it’s 100+ degrees, I would dip my feet in the water and just sit like that for hours. Then in the winter, when the lake is frozen solid, I would bring my skates and would dance and twirl like a ballerina on ice.
Alas, no longer. That fateful day had ruin my eternity.
I was to visit them that day. I remember parking my car by the curb and climbing the ten-steps that led to the front door. I rang and rang the doorbell but no one answered. Their windows were open and there weren’t signs of a break-in. “Grandma, grandpa?” I cried before entering the house through a window. There was nobody inside.
I ran back outside. Then I didn’t know why, I was running toward the lake. There, I gasped and screamed because there they were, holding hands, floating face down in the water.
This story was originally published on April 28, 2015.
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, a flash fiction challenge hosted by Priceless Joy from 2015-2019. In this prompt, we are challenged to write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) using the photo prompt given.