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The Waterfront - Photo by Alastair Forbes

The Waterfront – Photo by Alastair Forbes

We head out from The Waterfront on the Sea Witch. We are going to be fishing for rock cod. I love rock cod. I head into the cabin of the boat and settle myself in for the hour and a half ride it will take for us to arrive at the fishing grounds. There are fifteen anglers and I am the only woman on board.

As we head to our destination, I sip on my coffee and read “Orion’s Gift.” The men have cracked open their beer and their voices are getting louder, a clear sign that the alcohol is taking effect. I hear a couple of the men laughing about me being on the boat. I smile to myself thinking, “We shall see boys.”

We finally arrive at the fishing grounds. I put away my coffee and book, and head over to my rod. I am using shrimp hooks. I release the line letting weight of the sinkers take my hooks down to the bottom. I know that I am there as my line slackens. I pull my line up a tad and wait.

I feel the hit of the fish. “Fish on!” I shout. Pulling them up the 250 feet, I have two lings. After one hour, I have hit the limit of what I can take. The men are scowling. Each has maybe one or two in their bags.  “Now who said that a woman cannot possibly be good at fishing? Eh, boys?”

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I am a bit over the word limit, but in order to tell my story, it was necessary.  I hope that you enjoyed this fish tale.

Thank you Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction, and for the photo that inspired my story. And, thanks to you dear reader, for stopping by today to read my bit of flash! Have one heck of an amazing Sunday, and be well… ^..^

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Cheri Lucas Rowlands over at WordPress has chosen “Doors” as this week’s photo challenge. Show us your doors! So here they are!

We all know what the moon in a door means, don’t we?

Everyone knows this door

Everyone knows this door

A door in the side of a Georgetown building.

A lone door on the side of a building

A lone door on the side of a building

These doors are typical doors in buildings constructed in the mid 1800’s.

Metal and wood doors of a building in a mining town

Metal and wood doors of a building in a mining town

At Fort Apache, we found two intricate doors on officers quarters.

Two green doors in an old house

Two green doors in an old house

Here is the door of an old rail car. Famous people in many movies walked through this door.

Door on an old rail car

Door on an old rail car

This is the door of the Columbia Gazette, a newspaper from the 1800’s.

Door to the Columbia Gazette

Door to the Columbia Gazette

The doors on a saloon should be swinging doors. Maybe these doors at this saloon in Sutter, CA once were.

Saloon doors in Sutter

Saloon doors in Sutter

We started with a bathroom. It only seems appropriate to end with one. This is the public restroom door in the town of Placerville.

Door to a restroom

Door to a restroom

Thanks for dropping on by, and have a safe weekend. Happy Birthday to the US of A tomorrow, celebrating 239 years.
Be well… ^..^

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Cadillac Ranch - Photo by Jean L. Hays

Cadillac Ranch – Photo by Jean L. Hays

“What can we do that would be exciting and different?” ask one millionaire of another.

“How do you feel about art?”

“Love it for the most part.”

“How do you feel about Cadillacs?”

“Love them too.”

“Do you like to paint?”

“I was never good at it, according to my art teacher from the 60’s when I was in school. Nor was I according to any teacher after that.”

“Do you care today?”

“No.”

“How’s about we paint up some caddies, sink them in the ground, and then charge folks to see them?”

“Great! Let’s get started!”

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Thanks go out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers, and the Jean L. Hayes for the inspiring photo!

Thank you too dear reader for taking the time to stop by! Be well… ^..^

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Today I wanted to share some photos taken yesterday morning. We had a jack rabbit in the yard, then a doe came along, followed by a turkey. Only in the foothills can you see such wonders! Ready to check out the doe? Here we go!

Hello!

Hello!

She hears a sound

She hears a sound

She has something to say

She has something to say

Got any apples?

Got any apples?

What's that over there?

What’s that over there?

Look - a lovely apple!

Look – a lovely apple!

Found one!

Found one!

Licking her lips

Licking her lips

Wasn’t that fun? Have a great day! Be well… ^..^

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Happy Monday! Every Monday I devote my post to a flash fiction writing challenge that I host. It is called Mondays Finish the Story. This is a flash fiction challenge where I provide a photo and the opening line to a story.  The writer is to use the opening line and write a story that goes with the photo.  The word limit is 100-150 words, not including the opening line. Here is my contribution to this week’s challenge. The opening sentence is in bold and italicized letters.

Sherman City Hall - © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Sherman City Hall – © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“The Mayor and the town manager waved as their next victim approached.” Their smiling faces were welcoming. Sarah waved back at them as she hopped off the train.

“Welcome to Sherman,” said Mayor Gillespie.

“Thank you!” she replied.

“And, what brings you to our small hamlet?”

“I heard that there are some good hiking trails to the wilderness beyond.” What she was here for was to investigate what happened to her brother. His last call to the family was from the train that would drop him off here.

Heading into the building, they offered her a coffee, which she gratefully accepted. It was hot and slightly bitter.

“So, where are you from?” asked town manager Wilco.

“Eugene Oregon.”

“We had another visitor from there. Now isn’t that strange?”

As Sarah looked around the room, she saw her brother’s jacket hanging on the coat rack and stood up. The room began to spin.

“Got us another,” said Gillespie to Wilco laughing maniacally.

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Mondays Finish the Story

I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash!  You too can join in on this exciting challenge.  To get there click HERE!

Thank you for taking the time to drop on by! Have a magnificent day and be well… ^..^

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Angel That Rolls - Photo by Alastair Forbes

Angel That Rolls – Photo by Alastair Forbes

She was not supposed to have any contact with humans. She ignored the rule. Sitting outside a cafe, she watched people walk by as she sipped on lemonade.

“Ahem,” he said.

Looking over, she saw a man. He had warm brown eyes, rusty brown hair, a strong square jaw and a mustache. He was gorgeous and he was looking at her. They both stared at one another.

“May I introduce myself?” he asked.

Still staring, she nodded. “My name is Charles. Charles Rolls,” he said. “This might seem a bit impertinent, but may I join you?”

Tongue-tied she nodded her head. He pulled the chair back, sat and struck up conversation. Soon they were talking animatedly. The talk turned to cars, and he offered her a ride in his. Off they went.

She loved the ride. At the end of the day, when it was time to go, she kissed him on the cheek. Removing her coat, she spread her wings, winked at Charles and flew off.

Charles never wanted to forget her and the time they spent together. To commemorate her, he had her effigy created. Today one can see her on the hoods of all the Rolls-Royce cars.

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A huge thanks goes out to Alastair Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction for the inspiring photo and for hosting this flash fiction challenge.

Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction

To you dear reader, thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash fiction. Have a splendid Sunday and be well… ^..^

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This week Brie Anne over at WordPress has chosen the topic “Muse” for this week’s photo challenge. She asks what subject keeps bringing you back to it, and inspires you. My muse has always been water. And, without further ado, here is my muse…

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Nature designs a water and sand pattern

Nature designs a water and sand pattern

Water crashing on the rocks

Water crashing on the rocks

Swirling waters

Swirling waters

A view of the river

A view of the river

Air bubbles

Air bubbles

I hope that you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for stopping by and be well… ^..^

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