Thursday, August 20, 2015

CALL OF THE ORCA




In a hundred words or less, what story does it tell?


CALL OF THE ORCA


Deidre floated among the white swells, her body undulating with the musical rhythm of the Orca's call.
The whales drew closer. She felt acceptance, understood their invitation to travel north. With a deftness she failed to question, she took her place in the pod. Only once did she look back.
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"Well?" Detective Reynolds said to the coroner.
"She died less than an hour ago. Our victim is Deidre Collins, she fought, but with those wounds death called her name."
Reynolds looked at the mural, and a city in the depths of decay. "Another victim of Yolanda Renée's pen."

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Yolanda Renée
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37 comments:

  1. Love that image! You are getting quite the rep, you with the blood-dipped pen. An Ophelia-like tale. 'Only once did she look back.' Poignancy at its best. :-)

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    1. Thanks Denise, I couldn't resist, because apparently, I do have that rep. I had two pieces written for this, but this one won. :)

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  2. Well done! I loved the imagery...

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    1. The picture provided all the imagery. Beautiful, so sad it no longer exists. Thanks Dale!

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  3. Very clever, loved the last line :-)

    "with those wounds death called her name" - it sounds like the coroner is an aspiring writer or actor! I can imagine him/her saying that and then looking up to stare dramatically at the detective.

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    1. Hi Alistair, I couldn't resist. And you know I saw it that way too. Guess I've been watching to many detective/cop/coroner shows. :)

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    1. Thanks Dee Dee, on my way over to your site soon!

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  5. Great little story, but I have to set you straight. This is the image from Vancouver, the city where I live. The orcas were on the mural on an old building near the bridge to downtown. Recently, they demolished the building and erected a standard high-rise in its place. It made me so sad. Now the orcas are gone forever, except in the photos. And your story.

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    1. Thankfully, you can still see a mural on a wall in White Rock. My human took a photo of said wall.

      Penny

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    2. Hi Olga,
      That is sad! Such a beautiful mural. A great prompt too. When the picture is posted we never know anything, usually, about it. This is wonderful to learn, and yet very sad at the same time. Thank you!

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  6. That pen of yours, Yolanda, wields some very fine words, lovely story.

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  7. That pen of yours is deadly. Do you sharpen it or just leave it dull for the kill? lol

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    1. Always sharp Pat, do the job right the first time! :) Thanks!

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  8. Hi human, Yolanda,

    I've been told that the pen is mightier than the sword. However, try duelling with a pen! Arf and seriously, nice imagery and the folks of Wales would like your tales of Whales.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny! xx

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    1. Hi Penny, thanks for stopping by. Love doggy kisses! Miss the ones, Patches used to give. Thank you for yours!
      Tell Gary I said hello too!

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  9. Such a nice picture. I really liked this short - cool idea!

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  10. Poor Dierdre. I like the idea of the soul swimming off in a pod of whales, though.

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  11. You keep killing 'em off, there'll be no suspects for Detective Reynolds to question.

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    1. Hi Patrick, He's overworked anyway! :)

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  12. Yeah, that Yoland Renee wields a ruthless pen, all right. HA! Good one.

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. Hi Susan, sometimes. I can be nice too! :)

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  13. Yolanda...That murderer! She must be stopped, I tell you! haha

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    1. She's a mean one, this girl. :) Hi Robert!

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  14. LOL! It seemed so poetic until the ending. haha! Great story Yolanda!

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    1. Hi Joy, Figured I'd give the murderer a name, mine! :)

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  15. Is anyone safe? Well written, you murderess!

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    1. Hi Lizy - keeps my hubby on his toes! :)

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  16. Dear Yolanda Renee,

    Clever twist there that the end. Have you seen the movie Stranger than Fiction? Your story reminded me of it.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, if I have I don't recall the name. Thanks for stopping by!

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