Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Just Keep Swimming

“Ready! Get, set, go!”
The moment Sita uttered these words, the little ones jumped into their respective tracks in the pool.
PHOTO PROMPT - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Having adopted these orphans, Sita provided them shelter and food.
They had to fulfil her long-cherished dream.
They had to earn medals for their country.
Sita put in a lot of effort to train them.

Sita had been selected to represent her state in the swimming championships.
Her dream of representing her country could never come true.
A terrible road-accident crippled her, confining her to the wheel-chair...

Sita’s spirit never drowned.

“Just keep swimming!” she encouraged her young pupils. 

Do you think Sita's dream will come true? Do share in the comments below.
I love the quote "Just keep swimming!" from the movie- Finding Nemo, don't you? 

100 Words story for Friday Fictioneers

19 comments:

  1. There's something just so wrong about living your dreams through your children. Nicely painted, Anita

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  2. I loved how you showed her commitment in the face of her personal tragedy, Anita.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  3. I hope her determination doesn't tip over into pressurising the children. Passion can easily turn to obsession, and living out her dreams through others may be dangerous - but at least she is providing for the orphans.

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  4. Hopefully her vicariously living through the children means they are also well cared for and not just being used...

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  5. If the children love to swim and compete, all is well. If they have no choice, then we have a problem.

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  6. Dear Anita,

    I hope Sita's children love swimming as much as she did. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. That would be hard, to be that close to your passion but not able to participate, but it's nice that she has found a way to give back to the next generation and pass on her knowledge. Good story.
    -David

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  8. Hope your passion for the sport and unfulfilled desires get fulfilled through the glories of her wards. Good feel good story, Anita

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  9. I wonder if she is doing the right thing though... the orphan might have other dreams.

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  10. I find her inspiring; Turning a bad thing into something positive. More people should do this. I speak from personal experience, the story hit home ��.

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  11. Adopted for a reason. I can only hope there's some love, not just ambition.

    Rosey, a joke and some wine!.

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  12. I am not sure I agree with her motivation in adopting the children...

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  13. I like the words 'keep swimming' and rest would follow!

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  14. Her disappointment drives her. Hopefully, she does not put undue pressure to win the country meet on the children unless it is their own dream. Feel sad for Sita.

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  15. She has given them a safe home and a way to build self esteem. Good story.

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  16. I worry about those little orphans. What if they want to do something else?

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  17. It's a good motto to have for life 'just keep swimming'.

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