Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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During April I will once again join the hundreds of bloggers partaking in the A-Z Challenge. As I have to write a story a day, I may be absent from some of my more usual venues! My 2017 theme reveal can be found HERE



Post 1490. Wednesday March 29

Friday Fictioneers





As I watch boats leaving the busy harbour I dream of sailing to an island, my treasure island. No need for tattered maps and buried trinket-filled trunks, for there, treasure surrounds me. I see it the rocks, in trees bowed low with olives; treasure between my toes as I stroll along its sandy sun-blessed shore. I find it in the wings of butterflies, petals of flowers and in the golden setting sun. True treasure, nature's treasure. My treasure for as long as I stay and mine again when I return, for return I shall.





Thanks to Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for hosting and Fatima Fakier Deria for the photo prompt.


35 comments:

  1. A lovely, wistful tone to today's story. Look forward to what you've got in store for the Challenge!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Nick. I'm sure you'll delight once again!

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  2. To each his or her paradise. Guaranteed happiness if you find what you are looking for!

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  3. I love the idea of treasures between my toes...

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  4. This would be found treasure indeed. My fantasy would be to live near the ocean where I could walk the sandy beach barefoot each day, breathing in the salt air and sending my cares out to sea. Lovely writing!

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    1. I do, and I love nothing more than walking along the water's edge on a summer evening. thanks Josie.

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  5. Lovely descriptions, Keith - ad you're right, with or without buried gold, it's a real treasure island

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  6. Can I come along? Oh, I see Linda said the same. ~grin~

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  7. A fine tale of the high seas. Oh to be able to es ape like that!

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  8. I enjoyed the fact that treasure meant nature at its best ~ not gold coins or diamonds. Alicia

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    1. Some things are worth so much more. Thanks Alicia.

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  9. Such a feelgood factor in this story

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    1. It felt good writing it! Thanks Bettina

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  10. True treasure is the kind that makes your heart sing. I'm glad he found his. Lovely, uplifting story. -- gah learner

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  11. I love the sense of finding your own paradise like this...

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  12. if such a place exists, it would aptly be called the garden of eden. to really enjoy it, though, it must be shared.

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    1. Perhaps Adam should share it with Eve! Cheers plaridel

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  13. Beautifully described, quite poetic. Yes, Nature is our dearest treasure.

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  14. Nicely done. I will be doing the A to Z Challenge as well. Hope to see you there.

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  15. The best treasure is all around us, love this perspective. Good luck with your April Challenge.

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  16. It's such a beautiful place, the land of imaginings.

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful place!

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