June 11: Flash Fiction Challenge – Still Waters Run Deep

Charli’s Carrot Ranch prompt:

June 11, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story deep waters. It can be literal or metaphorical. Think of a place and person and situation. Explore. Bathe. Renew. Go where the prompt leads!

Still Waters Run Deep

We sat there, together, staring down into the water. Pops had allowed the boat to come to rest in the middle of the lake. Once the water settled, there was a stillness – just the gentle bobbing motion of our boat causing minuscule ripples along the surface.
“It’s deep, son. You gotta be careful. Going overboard here, goodness knows what you’d see, down below.”
Quiet contemplation from the both of us.
I looked at him. A serenity emanated from his form. He seemed at peace, but I knew what he’d been through in the past. Still waters run deep.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Jun 14, 2020 @ 12:48:20

    With a lot of deep thoughts.A really philosophic answer to the challenge, Sis! Honestly why you had used it for a son, not for a daughter? 😉 Michael

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  3. Jennie
    Jun 13, 2020 @ 14:24:12

    Powerful and touching!

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  4. Charli Mills
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 22:46:14

    Pops has the capacity to use a moment as an analogy. I love the further development to show his own deep waters. Well done, Ritu!

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  5. robertawrites235681907
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 18:44:13

    A lovely piece of flash fiction, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. potatosandwich
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 16:56:04

    Interesting…almost murky

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. syl65
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 16:31:53

    Beautiful, peaceful and touching story, Sister 💜

    Liked by 1 person

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  8. johnrieber
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 16:12:16

    A powerful use of 99 words!

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  9. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 13:21:14

    I felt this deeply!

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