Dennis, the Daredevil
“Is this going to be safe?” repeating myself for the umpteenth time.
“Who you kidding? Dennis replied. “Look at those fiberglass posts. They just pushed’em in the sand ‘cause they wanted the lifeguard to have the weekend off.
“Man, you’re joking?”
“Why are you such a chicken?”
“I know the difference between courage and stupidity.”
“They always say there’s such a fine line there. ‘Sides, by tomorrow, we’ll be web celebrities. These waves could be the most monstrous waves of the surfing season.”
“Hence, the warning signs?”
“Just role the film. What difference does it make to you? You’re here on the beach. I’m the one hanging.”
With that, Dennis began paddling toward the foam-filled crests and I unpacked the tripod and began setting up my Sony NXCAM.
The churning in my stomach gyrated with the waves pounding the beach.
On days like today, there was no talking Dennis down.
Written for Flash Fiction for the Practical Practitioner- 2018: Week #20. Requirements: Using the provided photo prompt, create a 200 word flash story.