Still Waters – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

The Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The task of the challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog.

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Still Waters

Few things are more relaxing than canoeing with close friends in early fall. The powder-blue sky is never wider; the fiery reds and yellows of late flowers temper the ochres and browns left from summer’s scorching heat. The air is fresh and still warm. The general mood is optimistic in a melancholy way.

I take a deep breath and lean back, letting the gentle flow move the canoe around the bend and onto the lake.

Where is everyone? I wasn’t that far behind. Are they hiding? And why is there so much foam on the water?

Why is it red?

(100 words)

47 thoughts on “Still Waters – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Gabi,
    Piranhas, or something more sinister? I have to say you’re a champion at lulling us into a false sense of security before socking it to us!! Brilliantly done.

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  2. Here I was thinking it was a lovely afternoon of canoeing and you gave us a power punch at the end that has left many questions.
    Did the friends try to trick him? Was another canoe tipped and alligators snatch one for a nice meal? Hope there’s more to cme. Nicely done … Be safe 😷
    Isadora 😎

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