05/07/2018

THE LAKE - a hundred word story for a hot day.


THE LAKE

That summer was a scorcher but the townsfolk were still shocked when Brandon appeared in shorts. 
His boss asked why he couldn’t at least get a leg that looked human, but Brandon said he was hot and they’d have to get used to it.
After work he walked round the lake, wishing he could grab a swim, but knew his stump would be too much.
Until Sadie got caught in the weeds, and he tore off his leg to dive in, then hopped ashore with her in his arms.
He swam every day after that, and at Christmas he married Sadie.
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The photo prompt this week was taken by J Hardy Carroll and posted on https://rochellewisoff.com/  If you follow the Blue Frog link from Rochelle's blog you can read other stories by Friday Fictioneers..

My Big News this week is that last Saturday - just inside my self-imposed deadline of June - my historical novel Helter-Skelter went live on Amazon. 
Publishing this book has been a dream for a long time. Some years ago an agent took it on but she couldn't find a publisher. Many of those she approached said I wrote well, but they didn't want an author who lived abroad and wouldn't be instantly available for publicity purposes!!
Well, now I'm back in England, the book has undergone a thorough edit, and here it is. If you click on the cover image the link will take you to the right page on Amazon.
For those of you who read A Volcanic Race and are waiting to read the sequel, be assured that I am working on that right now. I hope Wolf Pack will be out later this year.

46 comments:

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    1. Thanks Helen - and you're first again! X

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  2. So glad he found Sadie, in every sense :-)

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  3. Lovely, sweet, romantic. Beautiful story☺😍Congratulations on your book! Will check it out on Amazon soon. I wish you all the success.

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  4. A happy ending! Thank you.

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    1. I was in the mood for a happy ending today!

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  5. A wonderful story, Liz.

    And congrats on the book... Hmmm.. was looking for something to read...

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    1. Thanks Dene. Helter-Skelter would be a good holiday read!

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  6. great story. i loved it.

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  7. Like the attitude of your man - good for him. And a happy ending. Well done.

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    1. He's got the right attitude, I agree. Thanks WWM

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  8. A feel-good story. I was due one. :)

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    1. Thanks Sandra - have I been a bit doleful recently?

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    1. Sadie recognised that too. Thanks Keith

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    1. I am in positive mood this week.

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  11. Nice take. Congratulations on your book !

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  12. Ah, nice one, Liz. Love the photo prompt, but I'm too busy this week to join in.

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    1. With a house full of family, I'm not surprised.

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  13. Wonderful perspective!

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    1. He deserved that happy ending! And many congratulations on publishing your book. A fantastic achievement, Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

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    2. He did deserve it, and thanks, Jilly.

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  14. Dear Liz,

    Who needs a leg when it comes to love? Sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - I was afraid I'd get lost among the Independence Day stories. I read every one this week, and commented on all but those which wouldn't let me.

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  15. Nice story and congrats on the book!

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  16. I guess he found swimming with a stump wasn't as difficult as he'd imagined. And, he got a bonus with Sadie. How wonderful.

    Congrats on the book publication.

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    1. His main achievement in my book was overcoming his embarrassment. Thanks Russell.

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  17. This is simply beautiful. Two legs don't make you a whole person, they all understood that quickly.

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