#WRITEPHOTO – The Fisherman

KL Caley hosts the Writephoto challenge. and you can find out more here
Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

I hope the elusive muse visits you and grants a great post to go with this prompt. Happy Fishing!

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a long stretch of river with a bank at both sides. A Fisherman is present in the foreground his line cast out across the water.
The Fisherman – Image by KL Caley

The line lingered but a second before coming to rest on the water and gently stretched downstream.
He watched in fascination, no two casts the same, but the peace and tranquility of the moment, the gentle pull of the current, the reflected line in the water, calmed him.
No matter there were no fish.
There never had been here, but the one on one with nature was enough to soothe him.
He would not be disturbed as this was his place, in more ways than one.
He shared it with no human form, enjoying the reflected world in the water and unique birdsong, his feathered friends confident in his presence.
Everyone needs a sanctuary and this was his.
When asked where he was going, or what he’d been doing, he’d smile and say ‘Fishing.’
No-one knew about his inheritance, and how he had used it to purchase this private piece of paradise. One day maybe the fish would come, but for now another line lingered then dipped into the clear still water. Perfect.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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21 Responses to #WRITEPHOTO – The Fisherman

  1. I love this! Well done!

  2. Sadje says:

    Nice take Di

  3. murisopsis says:

    Very contemplative.

  4. Such a peaceful story. It’s a great feeling to have alone time with Nature. Such a beautiful take, Di

  5. willowdot21 says:

    A beautiful solution to stress. Me fishing drives me to drink ! 💜😅😅 But I like your story ☺️

  6. KL Caley says:

    Lovely Di, a perfect stop for contemplation. Thank you for joining in the challenge:
    https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/06/17/writephoto-the-fisherman/
    KL ❤

  7. Jemima Pett says:

    Seems like we know the same fisherman… but mine would have stocked the pool with fish as well. 🙂 Lovely piece.

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