Smorgasbord Short Story – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Sea Mist by Sally Cronin

Another weekly challenge that I am enjoying very much is the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills

This week the prompt was ‘Sea Mist’.

January 31, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sea mist. How does it create an environment for a story? It can set the stage or take the stage. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by February 5, 2019. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form. Rules & Guidelines.

Here is my response…

After tea and some shared biscuits, the little dog’s mistress sent him down to the quayside to wait for the return of his master. This late January day had been overcast and strangely still, with sea mist rolling in during the late afternoon. The boats were overdue, and wives anxiously peered out of their windows towards the shrouded harbour. The terrier’s ears pricked at a slight sound, nose lifting into the damp air. Whimpering he shot to his feet with quivering tail and one front paw lifted. A voice echoed in the fog “It’s okay Patch boy, I’m home”.

©Sally Cronin

I hope you will head over and participate in the challenge too: https://carrotranch.com/2019/02/01/january-31-flash-fiction-challenge

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

40 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Short Story – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction – Sea Mist by Sally Cronin

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  2. It’s probably me, but as I read it, I felt it was eerie. Has he come truly come back or has the dog picked up something nobody else can see? I enjoyed it, Sally, but it seems my interpretation is well off…

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