A moral confrontation at the pool for Guide Magazine by Marc Aspinall

Guide Magazine

The Chlorine Connection

Illustration for a children’s short story, small excerpt -

"My teammates eyed her skeptically, murmuring to each other, sizing up the competition. Swimming was very competitive, and, if I didn’t make it easy for her, neither would they. I was a dedicated swimmer and my teammates looked up to me. Meghan looked down, her face red with embarrassment. I knew my reaction could make or break Meghan’s transition to this team. I had just lived through a summer season being shunned by my “teammates” because I lacked the necessary alliances to break into that team circle. I knew exactly what Meghan was feeling right now. I knew how much it hurt. I had a choice. An eye for an eye? Tempting"