Drowning (Mary Renault story)

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Title: Drowning
Author(s): dramadream10
Date(s): 22 February 2011
Length: 245 words
Genre: backstory
Fandom: Mary Renault
External Links: Drowning at dramadream10's LiveJournal
Drowning at maryrenaultfics (members-locked)

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Drowning is a ficlet by dramadream10 based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It describes Ralph's experiences when his ship was sunk at Dunkirk, starting when he suddenly finds himself flung into the water.

The story was written at the time of maryrenaultfics's Unwritten Charioteer CBC in 2011, but was not actually written for one of the challenges. It elicited several comments, including the following:

  • "This is very dramatic and gripping. It's not often we are treated to Ralph's POV, and although it's a critical time for him, you've filled in an important blank here."—comment by trueriver