Firstly THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for having taken the time to respond, it is truly appreciated. So the truth of the matter is, I was participating in what I thought was a 300 word challenge about something in our life about water.
Thus the reason the story was restricted to that extent. Funny enough once written I was informed that I had mistaken the prompt and it should have been only 100 words and try though I may, I just could not see the story taking less.
At the risk of shameless promoting a longer version of my youth perhaps you could glance the 6 part mini series of
THE SPIRIT THAT GUIDES US~
Also even more interesting, maybe you too could be stimulated to share a moment of youthful bliss ... Again thank you