Photo copyrighted: Fatima Fakier Deria

Photo copyrighted: Fatima Fakier Deria

The church tower stood out against the riot of colour that formed the evening sky. This day I had seen sights which were burned into my mind. Cavorting couples dancing around fountains, lovers sitting arm in arm on towering staircases. Rich pickings for my pen. Various crafts travel the waterways of this vibrant place, some carried lovers, whilst others carried the life blood needed to fuel this ambrosia. A place that was like nectar to the wider world. As I sailed away from the merchants of Venice, I saw him. Walking on the water. Yes walking on the water.

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Lovely ending

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil

  2. Iain Kelly

    Fond memories of a wonderful place.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Venice is wonderful

  3. Keith's Ramblings

    Beautifully written Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith,

  4. Jelli

    Very beautifully rendered, felt like i was right there with ya!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jelli, loved your comment.

  5. ellenbest24

    A smashing response to the prompt. Well done

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thanking you Ellen for such a lovely comment.

      1. ellenbest24

        It was earned.

  6. lisarey1990

    Beautiful piece.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Lis, Venice deserves no less.

  7. Rowena

    Beautifully done, Michael. Wouldn’t mind trying to walk on water some time. Some days, it feels like I am, but it doesn’t take long before I fall down into the murky depths of the canal.
    Best wishes,
    PS My dog keeps dropping her ball on the keyboard and adding all sorts of interjections, all in code of course.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I know well that sinking feeling, but Venice encouraged me to swim. Interestingly my collie loves playing catch. Sometimes he is to clever by half.

  8. Sarah Ann

    Such a full and sensuous experience, your descriptions this week.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Sarah, Venice deserved no less.

  9. pennygadd51

    That sounds like a wonderful day, Michael. Your account builds well to the climax at the end.

    1. Michael Humphris

      To sail into Venice at dawn was wonderful, but to sail away at twilight was magical. I was however sad not to have more time to explore. Thank you Penny

  10. Alicia Jamtaas

    What a delightful scene you’ve painted, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Visiting Venice by sea was delightful, something to cherish.

  11. jillyfunnell

    Gorgeous imagery and a fantastic ending.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jilly. For me Venice was magical, sailing away at twilight was bewitching.

  12. Sandra

    Well done. I enjoyed this.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra, visiting Venice is something special to remember for me. To sail away as the light faded was bewitchingly beautiful.

  13. michaelwynnauthor

    You could feel your passion for the place coming through Michael, nice one

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Michael. Sailing into Venice by ship was quite an experience, leaving at twilight was magical.

  14. Fatima Fakier

    Your story reflects the magical sense of Venice perfectly.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It is so kind of you to say so, thank you Fatima

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