Pictures & Prompts 156

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Photo credit:  Anna Omelchenko/

Photo credit:  Anna Omelchenko/


Tell the story of person who goes swimming in a local lake and finds something unexpected at the bottom.


Write about your experiences with swimming. Do you love it? Are you afraid of the water? How did you learn to swim?


Write an article with safety tips for a day at the lake.


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