Sabina entered the antique shop and looked at the statue of a lady in the water. The statue lady gave herself to the water with abandon. She seemed comfortable with the idea of the cold water embracing her. Sabina had known that feeling. She had been a national swimming champion. It was not just the money and accolades, but also her love for swimming.
Then, her life had turned around. A small sprain had become a more complicated problem, bringing down the curtains on her career and international ambitions.
She noticed a couple of girls staring at her.
“Aren’t you Sabina Ray, the swimming champion?”
“People have often asked me that. I don’t even know who she is. I can’t swim for life.” said Sabina, with a forced laugh.
It is better not to revisit the past, she thought as she turned away.
Written for Ermilia’s Picture it & Write