14/03/2014

EEL ISLAND - Friday Fictioneers


EEL  ISLAND

“Mum – who was Jake?”

The bridge had stretched its challenge across the marsh since we arrived. Old Sam’s stories only added to the island’s allure. “It claimed one death for every post driven,” he said, “Why d’you think it’s so clean? Nobody’s crossed since Billy Cabra went hunting eels.”
“What happened?” I asked.
“Dunno – he never came back.”
“So he could still be there?”
“It was nine years ago, girl.”
“Alligators?” Jake guessed, all cocky.
Sam spat. “This isn't America, Yankee-boy – trolls took him.”
Jake matched Sam’s spit. “English fairy stories – I’m going.”

“Jake was my big, brave, stupid brother.”
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Friday Fictioneers is an online group of writers who use a photo prompt on Rochelle's blog  http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  to inspire a story in only 100 words.
To read the other stories this week follow the link  http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=376163

18 comments:

  1. Love this one - there's something very haunting about marshes and bogs.

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    1. Thanks Rob - haunting is right - they give me the shivers.

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  2. Thoe pesky trolls must have been hungry!

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  3. Trolls can't be trusted - remember that if you're every on a boardwalk to the oblivion. Cute story. Nan

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  4. Every bridge has a troll, but if you stamp hard enough you can scare them off.

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  5. Dear Liz,

    Guess Jake should have listened. Good one.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Jake was being laddish - 'nuff said!

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  6. Lizy, you gave us several twists in this one. Why is it that so many creepy stories have an Old Sam character to make them creepy and almost challenge people to get into trouble?? Maybe Jake should have taken the Billy Goats Gruff with him. :-)

    janet

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    1. Jake should have got Billy's surname translated too! Did you spot that twist?

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  7. Good and rather humerous story. You've got to watch out for those trolls. Well done.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, PS. Trolls are dangerous creatures.

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  8. Like this one although I wish the younger brother would take heed...just in case.

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    1. You never know what's lurking under a bridge!

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