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free-form writing frenzy #2: how soft can you swim?

“however small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep” – that’s elizabeth’s 5-minute writing prompt for today. here’s what i came up with:

wow, that’s far. how much is that? i have to think in metres. four thousand times 1.6 is … is … 4,000, 2,000 and 400 that’s 6,400 metres … that’s damn low below! one of those places on the globe where the blue is really really dark. so what is this? a real long measuring tape? a loooooong roll of toilet paper? no, that would dissolve. talk about small. i’m correcting even though i’m not supposed to. i don’t care. i can correct and type real fast. it would be slower if i wouldn’t correct. then i would have to tell myself, don’t correct, damnit! and that would hold me up. i need to take THAT specific critic along. anyways. it’s small on the surface but really deep. come to think of it, it doesn’t have to be in the ocean. can be up in the sky, somewhere in another galaxy, i read enough SF, i should know that other galaxies count. but in a way they are like the ocean, just as deep and mysterious so that we arrive at the question: what does DEEP mean? hm? maybe it’s deep as in deep thought. my thoughts are so deep, my friend, they are 6 kilometres deep. try and match THAT! what? your thoughts are 20,000 miles LONG? the geometry of thoughts. sounds all pretty competitive. not sure how much i like competition. how deep can you run? how long can you sneeze? how soft can you swim? how small can you curl? what’s on the surface? is competition on the surface?