100 WCGU #89: Along the River

“I don’t believe you,” Sarah announced; she was the oldest twin, having been born three minutes ahead of Susan.

“You don’t have to believe me. Just watch.” Although Sarah was older, Susan was bossier. Circular ripples began to appear as the girls grasped the railing that surrounded the lake. They loved visiting Gram and Gramp Chalmette in the bayou. “Here they come,” Susan whispered. As the girls tried to watch without blinking, the first mermaid broke the water’s surface, soon followed by two mermen. “I told you so!” Susan shouted, scaring her sister as well as all three sea creatures.

Courtesy: Marianne Whooley

This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Up’s photo took me to N’Orleans; the greenery made me imagine what sorts of things might swim up-river from the Gulf. There is actually a Chalmette plantation to the southeast of Lake Pontchartrain. Click the photo to go to the WCGU page and add your impressions!

(7) Comments

    1. Exactly! I’ve been to New Orleans once and it was certainly a wonderfully magical place with incredible people. It was a few years after the Storm and to hear the tales of heartbreak, to see the devastation, but to hold hands with the resilience was something I would love more of. I went as part of an education group but tell my husband that we must go there…

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