So Precious

The photo below is from sasint at
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of three young boys playing in a pond and splashing on each other.

What fun they had, their giggles and laughter echoing under the leafy canopy of trees.
Stripping off their shirts, they waded in, splashing each other, the droplets crystal clear, cool and magical on their skin.
Such joy in this simple pastime, they relished each precious moment as it was only allowed once a week.
All too soon, they exited the cleansing embrace of the water, redressed, and returned to  their village, where everything and everywhere was covered in a layer of dust.

Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge 30th August


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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11 Responses to So Precious

  1. Sadje says:

    A lovely story Di.

  2. Outstanding work. Amazing

  3. I love the energy and the gloom of life you created with so few words. Well done.

  4. That would have been a fun time indeed. Great take, Di

  5. A sweet story with a horrible ending.

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