The Sparkle of Life







PHOTO PROMPT- Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Firstly, apologies to everyone for not commenting in a timely manner last week. Life has suddenly become busy; some great, some awful. I will endeavour to be more efficient this week.

Here’s this week’s offering:

The little boat chugged home across the water. Today was good. The hold full of flapping sardines sparkling back at the stars; the moonlight encrusting the crests of the waves with jewels and spangles.
Juan’s family had fished for the city since it was no more than a church, a store and a bar.
In the twinkling firmament, his forebears looked down, safeguarding a bountiful catch.
He smiled contentedly at the apartment blocks awaking, their lights augmenting life’s sparkle and shining brightest, he fancied he saw in a high window, the prettiest jewels, his wife and their new born daughter.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

34 thoughts on “The Sparkle of Life

    • Thanks Neil, I was trying to experiment with all the sparkling elements, the fish, stars, sea and the man’s baby, somehow trying to link them all in a significant way. Thanks for reading and commenting


  1. I love the description in this. In particular ‘the moonlight encrusting the crests of the waves with jewels and spangles.’ It depicts a magical scene and a sense of well-being. Beautifully written. 🙂


  2. This is lovely. Here’s a man who is happy with his life and we glimpse a moment of it. As long as these moments exist, there’s hope. Great story.

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