Brooke’s existence has been lived through a chlorinated world of isolation and training. With freedom from a regimented swimming career just around the corner, her parents devastate her with the news she is being sent to an exclusive North Shore finishing school in Sydney, a chance to help her acclimate from the competitive Olympics to the real world.
Brooke promises herself she will not attend without seeking to understand her hidden, clandestine world of sexual fantasies. Before her “incarceration” begins, she seduces Jim, the quiet yet fervent son of the local mechanic. As Brooke seeks to find her place outside of the pool, she finds more than a simple sexual relationship. She finds herself.
After The Bronze is a 20,600-word novella.