Downstream – Friday Fictioneers

Photo Prompt © Ted Strutz

Photo Prompt © Ted Strutz

The wagon teetered then tipped its cargo, including the beautiful widow, Mrs. Snow, and her three children into the flow. The youngsters welcomed their dip and laughed as they splashed each other. They were not hampered by long skirts and so were not aware of the danger and their mother did not want to frighten them as she was dragged along the current. Eventually, she sank to the riverbed. Young Jeremiah, one of Mrs. Snow’s suitors, heard the cries for help and he swam to the bubbles, grasped calico and pulled her to the surface. Once his lips touched hers, how could she refuse his proposal?


I’m writing from the soft side again this week as the chair looks so lonely that I am afraid my dark side would cause tears and I’m tempted to say that this story is a bit wet but that would cause groans. 

Rochelle at organises the Friday Fictioneers and she does a wonderful job so thank you to her.

Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction, prose or poetry based on a photo prompt and exchange comments on each other’s work.  If you are a writer of short fiction, join in and let your imagination feed us with your stories.


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22 responses to “Downstream – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Lindy,

    I enjoyed your happy and romantic ending. Nicely done.



  2. So the decision’s made. Almost as though she was tasking them to find out which to choose and he seized the opportunity. Brave heart, wins fair maiden

  3. Can’t swim. Nice lyrical prose.

  4. Heroes come in interesting packages. Nice romance here.

  5. That is a good question. Maybe my hero isn’t such a noble man after all. Thanks for commenting.

  6. I wonder how long Jeremiah waited, counting seconds before he rescued her at the last moment?

  7. Good job he was around then. Very romantic.

    • Not necessarily realistic but never mind, it was fun imagining it. Thanks for your comment Sandra. I’m on my way to Spain tomorrow so we’ll see if my stories take on a Latin flavour.

  8. Nothing wrong with a good old fashioned bit of heroic romanticism 🙂

  9. Dale

    We like “mush” on occasion! How could she refuse indeed?

  10. Jeremiah was a sharp cookie 🙂

  11. michael1148humphris

    Thank heaven someone could swim. I liked the historical angle

  12. Jeremiah knew an opportunity when he saw it

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