Simply 6 Minutes : 17th May

Christine of Stine Writing is our hostess for the Simply 6 Minutes challenge.
Another picture to get one’s teeth into…………
Picture courtesy
Lights across the bay spotlighted the mauve sky of evening. It was such a peaceful and beautiful setting.
No-one took much notice at first, thinking it was a trick of the light.
Then as the metallic blue substance extended along the shore, panic filled the night.
People ran screaming for cover, but still it came, silently in lethal stealth.
Tentacles reached out from the water, engulfing all they came in contact with.
Its touch was as cold as ice, freezing those fleeing to the spot, then drowning them in the shallows, feeding on the carcasses as they dissolved into its ever growing mass.
The lights started to falter, and one by one were extinguished.
All that was left was the sound of lapping water, slicked by a fluorescent entity that gracefully disappeared back into the depths from whence it had come.

141 words.


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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20 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes : 17th May

  1. Lauren says:

    Great job Di. I think I’ll stay away from wherever that is.

  2. Wow, from the beginning I wasn’t expecting that! Great ideas! Thanks for participating!

  3. I hope that this does not come close to where I live.

  4. Hammad Rais says:

    I would like to see this but if it is as scary as you are saying it is, the probably from a safe distance 🙂

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Now that was gripping 😊

  6. blindzanygirl says:

    Di, this is really , really good. You probably dont know, but hubby is having to make comments for me and I especially wanted to come to your blog to let you know that I havent abandoned you, its js that I am reliant on hubby now, to take me to other peoples blogs. It all happened very suddenly but I missing knowing what is happening to you. I am going to get hubby to go through some of your posts with me soon so that I can catch up with you. Hope all is well.

    • Hi Lorraine. Good to hear from you. Sorry to hear things have gone downhill for you. I left a comment for you to wish you a happy birthday on April 26th so hope you saw it.
      Things are good here, same as usual with ups and downs, but we are OK. Maya is growing daily and not yet 6 months old!!
      We knew she’d be big and we are now going to doggy classes for socialisation and obedience training. She is getting better, but it’s a long haul but we’ll get there. Take care.

      • blindzanygirl says:

        Wow Di! I didn’t know you’ve got a new dog. Was she a rescue dog or did you get her privately, what colour is ? I know what you mean about big, Hope had feet like dinner plates so we knew she too would be big and she is!thank you so much for remembering my birthday that was kind of you . I am glad you are both Ok sorry I’ve been a while getting back to you but hubby is only just getting to grips with WordPress and how it works- it’s a bit like the blind leading the blind! Have a nice weekend and I want to get around to reading your blog soon. Xo

      • Hi Lorraine.
        Maya is a pedigree black and tan GSD and we’ve had her for 12 weeks now. She is almost 6 months old and already weighs 25 kilos. She is going to be big, but we realised that. She is gorgeous, like a big fluffy teddy bear though she’s not long haired, has a wonderful temperament but is hard work. It will be so worth it though. I am in regular contact with her breeder who has been brilliant, and we are taking her to doggy classes every week where she is doing very well. At the moment she is easily distracted on our walks so leadwork is hard, but we are making progress. She was clean indoors after day 3 and her tells for going out very positive. Her inner alarm is between 4 and 5 am which is a bummer, but we are working on that and lately it has been nearer 5.30 for that first get up nudge. She’s a digger though and we now have mesh protecting the washing line post, our roses, clematis trellis and fence posts. Bless!!! Pics are on my blog if Hubby can describe them to you.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Great story , what an amazing picture 💜💜

  8. Carol anne says:

    A wonderful story Di! 🙂

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