100 Word Wednesday: Fishing for Life #amwriting #poetry #100WordWednesdays 

Thanks to Bikurgurl for hosting #100WordWednesdays.


Credit: Bikurgurl


We live along the river in delapitated shanties. At sunrise we sleepily pull on our rubber boots and checked flannel shirts. It’s late fall and the days are chillier. It doesn’t mean we can’t fish, but the joy of a temperate summer is a distant memory. Gone are the laughter filled nights of plentiful fish, drinking rice wine until midnight. 

Harsh temperatures have arrived. Our mornings are early so we can chase the waning light. Evening arrives and the catch is not terrible but not plentiful. The fish at this time of year are wiggly and stronger. 

I shiver in the morning light, winter’s stinging winds drawing near. Soon the river will be coated with ice. Then, all we can do is drill a hole and hope for something to bite — anything.


©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 


4 thoughts on “100 Word Wednesday: Fishing for Life #amwriting #poetry #100WordWednesdays ”

  1. What a lovely, albeit sad, story of life trudging on. The detail in which you write: I feel like I am there, observing, a fly on the wall. Your words take me to your scenes – the talent is excellent! I can’t help but wonder, at the end, if the last word is a lead to something deeper….something darker…another story entirely! The hook, the twist — wonderful leave! Thank you so much for joining us and being part of our writing community!

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    1. Thank you Bikurgurl happy you enjoyed the piece. I very much try to your prompts whenever I can. Once and a while a few pictures stump me as with the other flash fiction challenges. This one was great 🙂

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