Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Gift

Words for Wednesday

Delores from ‘Under The Porch Light’ offers six words as a writing prompt – flirtatious, blurred lines, headstone, vixen, discerning and fish. Once again she is testing our numeracy as well as our imaginationsJ. Why not visit her and see what other writing has been prompted?

The Gift

Fishing was a pleasant pastime at any time but today she had added purpose. Her hair shone rich and red in the late afternoon sun as she hastened to the water’s edge. There were fat river trout basking in the shallows and she was adept at capturing them.    She was discerning in her choice – she wouldn’t take just any fish. No, it had to be perfect for her swain.


Soon she had her prize and hurried off to their meeting place. The cemetery was an ideal rendezvous – peaceful, secluded. He was already there, studying the blurred lines on the headstones. Shyly she presented him with the shining fish and looked under her lashes at him. His white teeth gleamed as he took the gift. ‘How handsome he is,’ she thought, watching as he bit into the firm flesh, the scales silvering his black nose.  He left a little for her and she rubbed her head against his as he murmured, ‘I love you, my flirtatious vixen.’

12 comments:

  1. What a great take on the words.....now tell me....bear, mink, raccoon???

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  2. I enjoyed this, Janice. Very clever.

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  3. I agree, clever writing, I thought you were going one way and then you jump another way. Great writing.

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  4. That's an unusual twist for those words. What was the creature - a bear?

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  5. A great take on those six words... very smart!
    I love flash fiction. Need to check out the site.
    Writer In Transit

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  6. The creature was a fox - I thought of calling the piece 'The Flirtatious Vixen' but decided that might give it away too soon. I took a little artistic licence with it but in fact foxes will catch fish from the sea or from garden ponds.
    She should have told him he was a handsome dog (fox);-)


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  7. What a sweet and foxy thing to do.
    K
    (I knew the answer before I read your explanation. The red hair was the first clue.)

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  8. What a twist! Very clever.
    The first paragraph had me thinking of a woman catching fish to cook the perfect meal for her new lover.

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  9. A fun story! What a foxy lady she is.

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  10. And I of course didn't get it and thought that's something I never tried out, eating a raw trout on a cimetary !

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