Crimson’s Creative Challenge #81 Crisp On the River.

My aged companion, Crisp, and I were standing by the canal that meandered its way through the village.

“When I was sixteen I went on a ‘romantic’ date with Toby Felch, our towns heart-throb. We went rowing, and as we went along, he regaled me with river stories. At the time, I was more terrified of falling into the river than of him, and so I tuned out to his drone of a voice.

He was telling me, as we approached the bridge over the river, that tradition said if you kissed your loved one as you went under the bridge, it ensured a wholesome and fruitful life. The next thing I knew Toby’s large bulky form landed on top of me. I began thrashing about repulsed by his rotten fish smelling breath.

The next thing I knew we were in the river, my greatest fear realised. I went home soaked, embarrassed and thankfully aware Toby would never ask me out again.

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11 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #81 Crisp On the River.

  1. And thus Crisp learned the truth of the saying, Every dark cloud has a silver lining 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    Ah! The moment of enlightenment.

  3. rugby843 says:


    Sent from my iPad


  4. Haha. This is a good one

  5. Lyn says:

    I hope she grabbed one of the oars and gave him a good whack with it.

  6. Dale says:

    The problem is, she had put her fear so into her mind that she made it happen. And frankly, he was a right cad! Fun one, Michael!

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