Samples from She Swims with Alligators
“I knew better…. Never swim at dawn or dusk – feeding time.
But it was a dry hot August evening and I had been mowing the lawn and nature paths for hours. Now 8:30 pm, covered in sand and dusty sweat, I just had to jump in to wash and cool off….”
“Turning to begin my leisurely swim, I glimpsed something in the water.
For a split second my brain couldn’t interpret what it was.
Then it registered! Five feet away, big round black eyes stared right into mine over a rounded nose mound in a charcoal gray snoot, all else hidden under water. It was so stunning my heart didn’t even speed up: no adrenaline, no burst of energy, not even the usual prayer. Just a total freeze. We stared….”
“You Bastard” from the Close Encounters Chapter