Rockpool Memories

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Seb set his brush down and scanned the faultless sky. “Enough blue to make a dress,* as you used to say mother,” he chuckled. His literal child logic at the time, always thought it would be an extremely large dress or there would be a ton of left over material.

He picked up his brush again and on the shore, he painted a beautiful lady sitting on a towel watching a little boy, net and bucket in hand, clambering in and out of the rock pools.

Seb sighed, “There you go Mum, we’ll call this one, ‘Enough blue to make a dress.’”

*I believe the correct version of this expression is, ‘enough blue to patch a Dutchman’s breeches.’ I grew up with Mum’s versions of all the colloquial sayings.

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

31 thoughts on “Rockpool Memories

  1. Lovely…brought back a wonderful memory for me…my dad’s saying was, “If there’s Enough Blue to Make a Sailor a Pair of Pants, we’ll have good sailing.”…I say that to this day, and I now live in the high desert, far, far from the sea. Thank you.

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  2. Loved this. Our childhood dialogue used to go: “Look, there’s some blue sky up there” followed by my parents saying “not enough to make Jumbo a pair of pants.” Amazing the different takes on this theme.

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