Linking this post “Shimmering” with Shalini and Corinne at Friday Reflections. I’m using all three of the prompts given at the post today.

Shimmering (#FlashFiction)

shimmering friday reflections

I love the way the light dances on the water. From where I sat, I could see that clearly. The voices from the boats sank into the depths, leaving only the music of the breeze weaving through the trees on the other bank.

I heard words whispered to me, of stories only the breeze could know. Only, those words were missing on paper. The author in me had gone missing too, and I had been hoping to reconnect with him. As I heard those words, I knew he wasn’t far.

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”

Annie Proulx’s words made me smile, and as I continued to read the book, the world it held between its pages took shape again… the water, the boats, the music and the dancing light. And my missing words shimmering somewhere nearby.

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Fiction | for Friday Reflections.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
19th January, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

10 thoughts on “Shimmering”

  1. That made me smile.. sometimes, a good book and solitude are perfect for finding those missing words!
    Nicely written Leo and that pic is beautiful as well 🙂

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