One hundred words …

for Friday Fictioneers.

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The river’s beautiful this time of year.  The water, so clear.  Beneath the surface lay golden pebbles.  Glossy green plants reach downstream.  Floating Autumn leaves rush by as a small branch gets caught in overhanging grass.

Look, there’s a frog.  And an inquisitive vole! 

Listen.  The rippling flow is mesmerising; splish, splash … whisper.

Watch.  The dancing ripples twinkle like bursting stars.  Flickering, flashing, glistening.

I see a carp, I spot a perch.  Here a chub, there a minnow.

I say, that looks tasty.  Should I catch it?  Oh no, it’s on a hook!  We fish need to be so careful!

 

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afternoon-sun-on-the-river-210510Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Penny Gadd for the picture.

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63 thoughts on “One hundred words …

  1. GHLearner Sep 2, 2021 / 15:38

    I love it. What a clever fish with a great aesthetic sense. Lovely descriptions and the short sentences tickle the senses.

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  2. draliman Sep 2, 2021 / 17:30

    I’m glad the fish also enjoy the serenity of the river (while keeping an eye out for potential danger!).

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  3. larry trasciatti Sep 3, 2021 / 16:19

    Although the food chain is legitimate and unavoidably necessary, it so doesn’t feel that way when it’s finally your turn

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  4. msjadeli Sep 3, 2021 / 17:58

    Nice twist, Keith. Ah, to be a fish for a day. Love the graphic you did for today’s story.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 4, 2021 / 12:33

      It could be interesting! The graphic took far longer to create than the fish’s tale, so I’m pleased you approve!

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  5. Tessa Sep 4, 2021 / 04:30

    Great story! I was thinking it was a fisherman talking. Loved it!

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  6. rochellewisoff Sep 4, 2021 / 11:51

    Dear Keith,

    Well that was a fish tale if I ever read one. 😉 Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Inside the Mind of Isadora Sep 4, 2021 / 16:43

    This is a highly educated fish on safe eating … cute lil tale, Keith.
    I had a smile on my face right after I finished reading. Be safe 😷
    Isadora 😎

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  8. pennygadd51 Sep 4, 2021 / 18:18

    Lovely descriptions and a great twist; you had me properly hooked! And don’t think I didn’t notice your sneaky inclusion of my blog, with your floating Autumn leaves; that made me chuckle!

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  9. oneta hayes Sep 4, 2021 / 18:43

    Your line hooked me. I swallowed it clear to the end. Love it. Fishy, fishy, in the brook; daddy caught him on a hook …. Do you remember than nursery rhyme?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 6, 2021 / 11:42

      Thanks for reminding me Oneta – it’s going to be swimming in my mind for the rest of the day!

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  10. Ain Starlingsson Sep 5, 2021 / 08:33

    Haha! Great ending!

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  11. Dora Sep 5, 2021 / 19:38

    Keith,
    Smart fish to discern what’s fishy! Enjoyed the reverse perspective :>)
    pax,
    dora

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  12. Susi Bocks Sep 6, 2021 / 00:08

    What a lovely twist! Here I thought it was wonderful human observations and it’s actually the fish providing the imagery! Good job, Keith! 🙂

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