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The Lake

“Hey there. Yes I’m talking to you. Me, the lake. Stop looking around. I know a journalist when I see one. You probably need a story, I could give you one.”

“A story? You?” Said the man, “Prove it.”

“Well I’ve been here for more than a century or so. I’ve seen how people have used me as a wishing well, a poet trying to create an identity by telling how beautiful nature looks through his words, young children who used this place as a picnic stop; my, what an appetite they had…”

“Ok!” he replied, how about I keep an appointment with you tomorrow. By then you can decide on the juiciest stories.”

“Done.” Said the lake. As the man walked away, the lake said quietly to itself, “Looks like another story to tell.”


roger’s sunset

The photo prompt has been given by Rogers Bulltot at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompts have been given by Eloise Greenfield at the Sunday Whirligig and the WordPress Daily Prompt.

17 responses to “The Lake”

  1. Nice story – waiting for more…

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Thanks 🙂

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  2. True…a lake can be full of poetries and stories….

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Yes! Thanks for reading

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  3. A talking lake in and of itself is quite a story. Hard to believe it’s only a century old. Some lakes have been around for thousands of years.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Hmmm. Maybe there could be a story in that. U never know 😉

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    1. Bernadette Braganza Avatar
      Bernadette Braganza

      Thank you Yarnspinnerr

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  4. Simply delightful Bernadette. The lake should write a book!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Maybe it will get the journalist to do so. Thanks for reading.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      How so? It’s just an extra friendly lake

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      1. I think I’d rung as fast as possible if a lake suddenly started talking to me! Unless, of course, it was just the norm 🙂

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  5. Ah, the stories the lake will tell!

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Yes Sascha, can’t wait to hear them myself

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  6. You wonder what story the lake has planned for the journalist. Just hope his boat is a good one , if he goes out in one.

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      Bernadette Braganza

      Hmmm. Never thought of that. If I meet him, will be sure to advise him on that

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