100WW — Coral Reef

74A2EF4D-B38C-4A32-A81F-ECA56D22598BCraig signaled to Elizabeth, motioning her to swim over to where he was snorkeling. When she got there, he pointed to the colorful coral and the tropical fish swimming around, in, and out of the corals and put his hands over his heart to indicate that he loved what he saw.

Elizabeth pointed up and they swam to the surface. Once both had cracked the surface of the water, they removed their snorkeling masks and embraced. “You were so right,” Craig said. “I’m so glad you persuaded me to come snorkeling in the Caribbean rather than going skiing in Colorado.”

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I know it’s Thursday, but I somehow missed yesterday’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. I guess better late than never, right?

#100WW — Take One, Leave One

4A5DFF10-BE88-4A99-8005-DFA4B8BE2C5AThe public library decided to put bookshelves at several strategic spots around town. The idea was to promote reading by having a “take a book, leave a book” concept. Citizens were encouraged to take a book for free, but to replace it with another book that they had already read. That way, there would be an endless supply of books for the locals to read.

“It seemed like a good idea at the time,” one member of the library committee said. Unfortunatley, within a few weeks, the bookshelves were empty. Apparently “take a book” worked better than “leave a book.”

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Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt.

#100WW — Not What I Expected

img_2416“Well, what do you think?” Hanz asked.

“It’s not what I expected,” Helene said. “When you said you wanted to paint a mural on my wall, I was expecting something a bit more, shall we say, pastoral. More a reflection of the countryside.”

“But, Helene, I painted this in your honor. It’s an homage to you, my dear,” Hanz explained.”

“I’m flattered, of course,” Helene said, “but it’s a bit much, isn’t it?”

“No, it’s a masterpiece,” Hanz said.

“Well,” Helene said, “you’d better take a picture of it.”

“A picture? Why?”

“Because I’m going to whitewash over it tomorrow.”

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Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt.

100WW — Birds of a Feather

img_2284“Oh good, you’re finally here,” Gull said as his buddy landed. “I’m glad you made it.”

“Thanks, Gull,” Sea said. “Have you seen Lari yet?”

“Yes, she’s standing on the table behind you,” Gull pointed out.

Sea looked back at Lari and said, “Hi, dear, how was your flight?”

“I made good time despite some headwinds coming off the bay,” Lari said. “Do you know Tern? She’s on the sidewalk below me.”

Tern looked up at Sea and said “Nice to meet you, Sea.”

Lari then turned to Gull and said, “Who else are we expecting?”

“Jonathan Livingston,” Gull replied.

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Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Sorry I’m a day late.

100WW — A Chance to Shine

7059208D-1A56-4D30-BAAD-6F87497A9CD5This is it, this is Arthur’s chance to shine.

The town’s annual sidewalk mural contest drew dozens of wannabe artists from all around the county. The grand prize of $500 was a draw — pun intended — but the real prize was that the top three finishers would get commissions from the town’s Beautification Committee to paint murals on buildings all around the city.

His father wanted Arthur to join him in his roofing business; to eventually take over. But roofing was not Arthur’s destiny. He thought of himself as an artist. Hell, his nickname is Art.

This is his chance to shine.

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Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt.