In the Limelight, in the Spotlight
Copyright © 2018 Ashlyn Nafina
Summary: A student makes their way from class back home in a waterlogged world.
This was something fun for me: I took a particularly compelling dream I’d had and composed it into something resembling a coherent story.
Timeline note: This was written several years ago, but since I’m releasing it for the first time now, I’m going to go ahead and leave the date stamp current.
I watched her with a surprise that came even to me in this strange time: swimming, then crawling, then walking up out of muddy water. It didn’t seem like it was anything new to her, though a few stared; I suppose we all found our ways of coping. Friends walked around the bricked ring around the library itself, water lapping nearby, while someone launched a windsurf skiff to make their way home.