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Trinkets of Pearls

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson)

The trickle of water as it flowed from one uneven rock formation to another jagged compatriot, gurgled like a trinket of pearls. A stork waiting mendicant like for its next meal emanated a percussive sound that resembled a rhythmic beat.

Siew Kuan unslung her camera, went on one knee and carefully adjusted the aperture stop of her lens. Just when the spindly legs of the stork appeared in focus, Siew Kuan lost her balance and landed face first into the water.

Helping her on her knees, her Uncle Bhup gently advised her, “Mother Nature has neither rewards nor punishments. Only consequences.”

(Word Count: 99)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

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The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to Dale Rogerson

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7 comments

Abhijit Ray November 22, 2018 - 7:05 am

Consequence here may be considered a punishment. The man has to spend rest of his outdoors in wet cloth, may be damaged camera and some unknown injury. May be it is better to invest in a spot and shoot camera.

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venkyninja1976 November 22, 2018 - 1:29 pm

Siew Kuan is a lady and not a man.

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neilmacdon November 22, 2018 - 8:36 am

I liked the idea of nature having only consequences

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jillyfunnell November 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The uncle sounds wise to me.

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JoHawkTheWriter November 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm

Interesting take on the prompt and a very wise uncle.

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michaelwynnauthor November 24, 2018 - 12:12 pm

I think that’s a great assessment of nature

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granonine November 25, 2018 - 9:25 pm

Consequences, for sure. Good one.

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