All That Glitters

 

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

I don’t know why I continue to fish here. Unless I do a really good cast, my hook will scrape across the submerged rocks, and get caught, I will try to whip the line to get it free. Not often successful.

Today after I cast, I feel some weight, but dead weight, some seaweed, not a fish. I wind in the line. The hook doesn’t catch on the rock. A glint reflects in the water as I reel the last bit of line in. It’s a gold watch, still in place on what remains of a man’s arm.

Word Count:99

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14 responses to “All That Glitters

  1. This is interesting. It would be more powerful if you showed us the narrator’s response to what he’s caught

    • yes, so much more i wanted to write. I imagine it being a boy, or an old man, then the surprise, or horror, in finding what he did. Was it bitten off, or severed by some dastardly means. such is the limit of 100 words

    • yes, so much more i wanted to write. I imagine it being a boy, or an old man, then the surprise, or horror, in finding what he did. Was it bitten off, or severed by some dastardly means. such is the limit of 100 words

  2. Oh! Not what he expected or wanted…

  3. AGrowingMind

    Well that would be an interesting fishing trip 🙂

  4. Very dramatic imagery there, at the end.

  5. Mike

    This is a watch with history. I do like where you were coming from with this story, but I would add a short line at the end …

  6. Shocking little tale there DZ!

    You know there was a real case a bit like that, in 1935? If only they’d had modern forensics back then.
    http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/shark_arm_murder_1935

  7. Something fishy went on there! Oh well, he gained a watch so it was time well spent.

    My secret beach

  8. Eek! I didn’t expect that, great twist.

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