Krystle Vermes

The Deep End

”There is no such thing as the deep end,” he said. “I promise.”
Thomas had been in this pool several times before. There was no reason for Tallulah not to believe him. She dipped her toe into the water and let the initial chill rise up her small body. This was the first time she was swimming without her water wings…

Peer pressure, sheer terror, and calm resolution combine in writer Krystle Vermes’ short story The Deep End, to reflect upon the challenges of youth. Both relatable and remarkably chilling, Krystle’s prose recalls the dangers of youthful risk-taking.

Krystle Vermes is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Youth call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Youth issue.

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