Reunited… One More Chance?

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Side by side. Each in his own world.

Two poles purposefully pointed toward the ever-popping ripples in the fresh water pond.

A sharp tug. Another. And it’s gone.

One- a run-away at fifteen who has returned home. The other- a fragile, ninety-year-old… lost in macular degeneration. Together now, but separated by forty years and fifteen feet.

Memories. A father tiptoeing in for a look at his son before work… Careful not to awaken him.  A son sneaking home from being out all night… exhausted.

Both- blinded by memories of years never encountered.

A sharp tug. Another. And it’s gone.


A reworked blog: Now 99 Words for The Carrot Ranch. Requirements: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a river and a person (or people). Think about MacLean’s famous line that “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

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2 thoughts on “Reunited… One More Chance?

  1. This flash is a sharp tug at the heart. The water that flows beneath them washes away what was and never was. Fishing can be an act of healing, shared between two people. Great writing!

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