There was a tank in the middle of a quiet village in Norway supplying water to the whole village. This tank was on day and night making sure all of the village water requirements were made.
A young boy called Anders lived in this village and became fascinated by this tank. He would sit and listen to the water move everyday on his way back from school. It became his life mission to see the inside of this tank. Unfortunately the tank has had some of the legs taken off its ladder preventing people from climbing up. One day Anders gathers his friends and tells them about his fascination with the tank, so they spend one night having a campfire around this tank listening to the water move around. This is sparks their curiosity and they promise to help Anders build a small ladder to help make up for the last legs. It takes them four days to finally get the stepladder built.
After this they decide they will climb into the tank on the 24th of august, as it is a Sunday, which means most of the adults in the village will be attending the regular church service. On the 24th of august everything goes according to plan. The stepladder is perfect for the tank. Anders climbs to the top and gives Larson the signal, he switches the tank off and all the boys jump into the tank. They start swimming, excited about achieving their goal. Unbeknown to the boys it is baptism day that day.
Midway through the service the priest decides to baptize the first child and goes to turn the tap on but no water comes out. He quickly ushers one of the choirboys to check what’s wrong with the tank. The choirboy too lazy to check notices the tank is switched off and turns it back on. Anders and his friends are still swimming in still water when it starts moving in circles faster and faster till they can’t swim anymore. Anders and his three other friends drown in the water, which Unbeknown to the priest is used to baptize another four boys.
(This story is from a speed writing excercise where writers have to a write story in ten minutes.)