Friday, July 31, 2009

A Boat in the Water

A little fiction for the day. ;) I posted this over at Pictures, Poetry & Prose with a photo prompt of a boat sitting in the harbor. Hope you enjoy it.

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That brother of mine! What does he know?

Comes into town all highfalutin and showing off all of his fancy electronic toys and sleek looking car. You'd think he was a superstar on tv the way this town is acting about him. The whole town's done lost their minds! Hmph! If they even had 'em to begin with.

Now, don't get me wrong, there has never been any real competition between John and I. We're just cut from different cloths, I guess. He preferred to run to the big city and become a hot-shot-whatever-he-does and I chose to stay right here and run the family boat.

I never did have much taste for wanting much out of life besides what I have...which I think is everything. My wife, my kids, a decent man's work and a roof over our head.

Well, some may say I'm simple but there's nothing like this moment right here. Ready for the first wakes out into the water just anticipating a big catch for the day.

Ahhh! There ain't no salt in the city like this!


Karen said...

that was just lovely! so when is the novel coming out? i want to get to know him better - he sounds like a cool guy!

septembermom said...

I enjoyed reading this over at PP&P, and it's a treat to read it again! Great job with this prompt:) I love the narrator's voice. It's very genuine and memorable.

~ Denise ~ said...

Thanks Karen and septembermom. ;) I appreciate you're comments so much.