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.
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?