The Black River

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Photo curtsy of Ronda Del Boccio

Issy and Storm sat watching the Black River, waiting for Fox to deliver as promised. The river was full of drifting flotsam, a complete tree drifted past, it bare branche’s holding a lone body. Issy crossed herself, Storm wondered what evil force had taken the life of such a young individual.

Here on Diamond world you had to do as directed, or life became impossible. Well with the help of the Fox that would change. The tree twisted as it grounded against more remnants rejected by the Force. Hello urchins, did you miss me? Not so dead as you thought?

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This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Fox may be too late

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hopefully not on my watch. Thank you Neil.

  2. ceayr

    Great atmosphere built here, Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you C E Ayr

  3. Iain Kelly

    Fox to arrive at the last minute for a dramatic rescue? Here’s hoping!

    1. Michael Humphris

      overthrowing the bad guys is the Fox’s aim. He has to use all the tricks in his arsenal

  4. Anita

    Tree grounded itself? Yes please!
    We need more trees that can ground themselves and survive for our planet’s health.
    The New Bride – Anita

    1. Michael Humphris

      If only we could have more trees then I would be a happy guy. Thanking you for your support Anita

  5. granonine

    Wildly imaginative.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am pleased it worked, thank you granonine

  6. Dale

    I really enjoyed this Michael! I sure hope Fox does what is necessary!
    (Just add an ‘s’ at “its bare branches” 😉 )

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you on all counts Dale

  7. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Quite a scenic story What an entrance Fox makes.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I am glad it came over alright Rochelle. I was attempting a change of subject matter.

  8. theministryofshrawleywalks

    Sly as a fox, by name and nature, good stuff from diamond world

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was so pleased to read your comment. I was attempting a return to former subject material, whilst or until my muse returns.

  9. draliman

    With names like those, how can they fail? 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is true, but they may still fail.

  10. Sandra

    Your imagination was working overtime this week Michael, well done.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra, perhaps my imagination was making up for the last three weeks, when I certainly struggled for ideas.

  11. Abhijit Ray

    Some destruction Issy and Storm are witnessing!

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s certainly true, thank you Abhijit

  12. gahlearner

    You managed to tell a lot about that world in your story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Gabriele, it is a slowly developing world in my imaging.

  13. Bernadette Braganza

    Is the newcomer Fox?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am not sure as yet,… but I don’t think it is. Thank you Bernadette

  14. Brenda's Thoughts

    Very creative tale from different points of view. =)

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is kind of you to say so, the world of Diamond is slowly taking form in my imagination

  15. patrickprinsloo

    Brrrr. Not a place I’d like to be.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is certainly a place few if any like, Patrick

  16. anuragbakhshi

    A great addition to your Diamond world Michael, very taut story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I really appreciate and thank you,

  17. Margaret

    Diamond sounds like a very hostile place. You’ve set up a very mysterious scene with intriguing characters. It makes me want to know more, and that’s always good.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Hostile is very true, I do appreciate you taking the time to comment Margaret

  18. Violet Lentz

    Nimble Fox to the rescue! Nicely told, Michael!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Violet, Fox came to my rescue when my muse went to sleep.

  19. Dawn M. Miller

    I love the names of your characters!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am rather pleased to hear that Dawn, as I plan to tell more of their life stories

  20. plaridel

    it looks like a future we don’t want to face.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Very true, unfortunately I may have no choice, as I have started to write more of their adventures

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