Set the Scene: Time to write 12th April

Many thanks to Rachel for our writing prompt this week.
Some people called it a lake, others a pond. It all depended on their backgrounds and which part of the country they came from.
Whether a pond or a lake, its purpose was the same……. it was a haven for wildlife.
With the island in the centre, it provided shelter for nesting birds, ducks or geese had space to incubate their broods and there was sufficient cover from predatory birds such as crows or gulls.
No swimming was allowed in the pond. Not that it was deep, the water cold or there were underlying currents, more than likely the water would turn your skin green and give you an infection. Mind you, the size of the fish within could give you a nasty nip!

John told Joanna he’d meet her at the pond around six o’clock on Thursday evening.
She was early, and had taken some bread along to feed the ducks.
From behind the hydrangea bush, beady eyes watched in silence and interest. She was alone and if they timed it right, they could mug her and be on their way before she recovered.
Totally unaware of being observed, Joanna broke the brown bread into pieces and the ducks gathered round her in a flurry of feathered excitement. She spoke to them all, and whether they understood or not was totally irrelevant.
On silent feet, the two approached her stealthily from behind and were just about to snatch the bag of bread from her hands.
John’s voice scattered them all.
‘Look out Joanna! The geese have got you in their sights!’


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Set the Scene: Time to write 12th April

  1. Sadje says:

    You had me there. A great story

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