What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life? -Mary Oliver

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Catfish Dreams - Friday Flash 55

A turtle breaks the surface of the pond with his ancient head and swims silently along the bank. The water level is up. He leaves a wake. Catfish float on the bottom, dreaming of summer. The turtle suddenly dives with a flip of his tail. Overhead a young eagle soars across the water looking for food.



This is a flash fiction piece in exactly 55 words for the G-Man. Write the same and let him know. Why? Because it's fun. And it's good for your writerly brain, like crossword puzzles and scrabble.

TFIF and time for writing.




23 comments:

G-Man said...

Yvonne....
Spoken like a Michiganian.
But in a Osbornian way....
Loved your lazy day 55.
Whats better than a Michigan Summer?
Nuthin!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Wek-End

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the way of the world - lazing and surviving.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I've been having trouble posting comments this morning. I'll try later.

Alice Audrey said...

I visualize the turtles I saw in the Galapagos, but suspect this one might be more food-sized.

Leslie said...

Yvonne
Love the feel of this piece unaffected by man

Happy weekend

Frances Garrood said...

I love this! So serene. Are you given a topic or picture to go on?

(Re comments, Blogger has been playing up all day. I could say things to Blogger - things I'd probably regret - if only it were possible...)

Doctor FTSE said...

Beautifully measured prose.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks G-Man. Dreaming of summer and now it's snowing!

Anthony,
Thank you. Trying to survive this crazy world as you well know.

Alice,
I've never been to the Galapagos but I bet the turtles are huge. Thanks.

Leslie,
Thank you so much.

Frances,
Thank you! G-Man does post his first but I've never taken it as a prompt we'd have to follow. As long as you can tell a story in 55 words, I don't think he cares what the subject is.

Blogger is behaving better now so I guess I won't have to report him!

Heaven said...

Very nice nature story...I wish I live near the sea ~

Mijayami said...

Beautiful. I like the juxtaposition of the catfish floating on the bottom (even though I don't like fish).

Yvonne Osborne said...

Heaven,
I do too! But the pond is nice. Thanks for dropping me a line.

Mija,
Thank you so much. I like it that you noticed that.

Daydreamertoo said...

Lovely look at nature doing what nature does best when left alone :)

manicddaily said...

It Is a fun exercise. Good job. K.

Margaret said...

Turtles are quick! I've TRIED to capture them at the water's edge many a time. This is a beautiful write and I love the image of the eagle soaring at the end, having just missed the turtle.

Lydia said...

Sooooo beautifully descriptive, Yvonne. I was swept away by the whole scene.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Daydreamer,
Thanks. If only we could leave her alone.

K.,
It is. Thanks!

Margaret,
Yes, I couldn't believe how fast that one disappeared. Thank you so much.

Lydia,
Thank you! I decided to try and write something simple about two of my favorite things: turtles and eagles.

Pet said...

This sounds like fun. I should try.
I can see the fun you have with it

Yvonne Osborne said...

Pet,
You definitely should. You'll be amazed at how much you can say with 55 words.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your 55s! Beautiful imagery :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love it, Yvonne. Anything with animals.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jemi,
Thank you. Your continuing support means a lot.

Diane,
Hi! Thank you so much. They are pretty special.

rosaria williams said...

Thanks for the visit, Yvonne.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you for coming here and thanks for the recipe.