Surfing

He loved to surf.  He felt as if the sea was his home.  Each break of day found him at the edge of the tide pools.

He lay on his board and with smooth strokes made his way out to the swells.  He sat up and looked up at the sun and felt its warm glow on his face.  All was good in his world.

His chance came–the wave built and he kept pace with it as its force grew.  He stood up and rode it with skill and grace–the deep sea held him high–its curl arced…

Flash Fiction of 100 one syllable words:  Here’s to you Rama!

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  1. love the thought of surfing, what fun to think about it.

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  2. jgavinallan

     /  July 11, 2011

    Gayle:
    I just read Rant…so this is very welcome. Lovely description, I see him in the water…all dripping wet and the sun glistening on his tight slim, muscular body…
    oh oh…let me stop
    hugs and hugs
    Jye
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    • Yeah, I’m done ranting–for now!

      Uh, oh–you let your mind’s visuals take over again. Hehe…

      Love and hugs,
      Gayle 🙂

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  3. jgavinallan

     /  July 11, 2011

    Gayle
    your poem made me so excited I forgot how to spell my name

    xoxoxo
    Jaye

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  4. A nice snapshot written for the pic.

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  5. i wonder if i will ever have the courage of surfing in ocean!

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    • On occasion my surfing brother would take me out on his surfboard with him (when we were teenagers) and get me going on it with him–I would stand up in front of him as he “steered” us. That didn’t happen enough for me to ever learn how to do it though. Now, I’m too old! 🙂

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      • you know how to swim? if i was a good swimmer i would sure have tried it (if i lived near ocean of course).

        i just loved to spend my time dipping myself in ocean on both the occasions, 🙂

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        • Oh, yes, I know how to swim–have been swimming since I was very young. With all this water around us here in Florida–everyone needs to know how to swim.

          We kids spent our summers swimming in the lakes nearby and at public pools–and the ocean of course. Some lakes were close enough to walk to from our house. My mother loved going to the beach–so usually it was she that took us all. 🙂

          The gulf side of our state is beautiful (The Gulf of Mexico) and is on our west side. The water there is very calm–not many waves like the Atlantic side and way more shells to find!

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  6. Bravo! Nicely done. You’re in such a good place for this and such a lovely place … though I don’t know if I could deal with the humidity.

    Gayle, thanks for our visits and comments on Bardo. Hugs!

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    • Thank you, Jamie. I told my brother I wrote a short surfing story in tribute to him. I can’t deal with the humidity! It feels like a sauna here today. The beaches are very pretty here though.

      You’re very welcome! 🙂

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  7. This is great. I am always fascinated by how surfers can get up on those narrow boards and manuevor on the water. I wish I could swim like you. I can do a doggie padddle in our pool and that exhausts me. I hope I never have to save myself. LOLOLOL

    Good Job, Gayle …

    Izzy

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    • It is amazing to watch those surfers–it takes a lot of strength and control.

      You made me chuckle–I hope you never have to use your skills at “lifeguard-ing” yourself!

      Thanks…

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  8. Androgoth

     /  September 19, 2011

    How interesting my friend a hundred
    word effort, and so nicely achieved 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

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