I missed Julia’s challenge last week – she wanted humour and I couldn’t think of anything but I was determined to join in this week. The prompt is ‘I woke with another headache’ and my story is based on a dream I had way back, when Shakespears Sister were in the charts, do you remember them?
‘Come on here’s your costume’, Marcella Detroit handed me a regulation black swimsuit and cap, just like when I was at school. I hesitated, but she shoved me into a cubicle to change. She indicated that I should follow her up a metal ladder, leading to a high diving board, where Siobhan Fahey, the other Shakespears Sister was waiting.
‘We’re not diving from there’ I said panicking. ‘Course we are, it’s perfectly safe’ Marcella replied. I knew it was suicidal, at the bottom there was only a foot of water. We looked like sleek black seals as we jumped.
I woke with another headache.