Flash in the Pan

You sat on the pier for nearly an hour.

As the sun fell into the far side of the lake, you stood, holding it in your hands. You closed your eyes, extended your arms and let it fall from your hands.

Did the guilt diminish as the last ripple faded away?

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

This little number weighs in against the 75 word upper limit for October at a mere 51 words. Like last week, this is another one I added more words. This week’s word is ripple.

If you are playing along for Flash in the Pan, or would like to join for the first time, visit the Flash in the Pan page to see the how and why and theme and, and, and. Not to mention, you can see all the other people who have joined in the challenge. Be a part of the second edition of FTP.

Happy Flashing!


What did you drop in the water? Should someone call the EPA or the police? What is there which makes sitting beside a lake one of the most peaceful places on Earth to gather your wits, work out emotions or just soak in the scenery?

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  1. Water i have always believed has some lovely properties,like they have a soothing sound like knitting great stress reliever, also i am able to think much clearly when i am sitting or walking near a water body..
    loved the fiction, i would have to say the one who dropped something in the water has done it with a heavy heart, may be a letter or a card from the past or something which could have changed the equation of their present relationship
    what ever it was it will never stop bothering,it never stops the nag
    Soma Mukherjee recently posted..October Festivals in India and Wombat dayMy Profile

    • Very interesting take, Soma. Sometimes, the things we dump do not take all the emotion with them. <3

  2. Hmm. I feel the heaviness of heart and like the compactness of the scene.

    My guess is she drops her ring. Isn’t that what you hear happening after a breakup? You get rid of the ring?
    Tess Kann recently posted..Flash in the Pan – SqueakMy Profile

    • I have heard that. I also know someone who took all of her rings and had them remade into a slide bracelet for her daughter o.O

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