07/10/2016

SUSHI - a 100 word story


SUSHI

Kura hadn’t wanted to retire to the country, yet here they were.
Each morning Shin sat on the wall, fishing in the pond, his temper worsening as his efforts yielded nothing. Meanwhile Kura cleaned her spotless house, yearning for the sticky handprints of her grandchildren.

One day she bought a fish still gasping on the fishmonger’s slab and raced home to throw it in the pond. Shin caught it the next day and ordered Kura to prepare sushi, which she did with careful fingers.

A week later she poured Shin’s ashes into the pond and returned to the city.

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Thanks to Rochelle for posting C E Ayr's lovely photo on her blog  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  from where you can follow a link to read how other members of Friday Fictioneers interpreted the prompt.


27 comments:

  1. Dear Liz,

    I wonder what that fish had eaten. Yikes!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Some fish are poisonous in parts - I think Kura knew that!

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    1. Thanks Patsy - nice to have you back.

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  3. Ooh my goodness - I wasn't expecting that! Was it a puffer fish?

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Well, that's what I was thinking, but the other Liz says they can't live in fresh water. So it must have been some other variety. :)

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  4. Many questions to ponder. Is Kura being coy in her Koi tale? Did she really want for Shin's happiness, or were there other shady doings doing on? After all, she didn't want to be there, and he orders her around. Sounds like a case for Charlie Chan.

    Randy

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    1. She returned to her grandchildren - I can relate to that!

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  5. Lovely story - so simple, yet profound..

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  6. Meanwhile Kura cleaned her spotless house, yearning for the sticky handprints of her grandchildren. Lovely, line that says so very much. Great take.

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    1. Thank you Alicia - things can be too clean, can't they?

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  7. She really, REALLY missed her grandchildren!

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    1. She did. I moved back to UK because I missed mine!

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  8. There’s more than one way to skin a fish.

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    1. Haha - in this case, very carefully!

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  9. Hah, meticulous planning and careful execution (sorry) work nicely for her. Great story.

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  10. It seems she really, really wanted to move back to the city. Good writing, Liz. I read the comment you wrote to Perry about the word "trump" and sat here laughing out loud. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne - and I'm surprised nobody else has commented on the trump word!

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  11. Kura's got a dark side. I like the quiet way she goes about what has to be done - very good.

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    1. She came up with a simple solution - andone probably impossible to prove.

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