Erie Kai: A 99-word Flash

Erie Kai

From the Canadian side comes the wind. The sustained wind buffets the Ohio shore of Lake Erie, and we can hear the roar of the waves from a block away. The longer the wind blows, the louder the “Wildcat’s” roar. The lake is aptly named for the native American word for wildcat.

This winter the snow came as well as the northern wind, blowing wave after wave of water over the quarried slate blocks, which protect the beach. With dropping temperatures, the water begins to freeze, though, coating the blocks, forming a lacy, layered ice sculpture of sea mist.

Nancy Brady, 2019

This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch was sea mist. In 99 words (no more, no less), this is my entry. Technically, the Great Lakes are an arm of the sea, that is, the Atlantic Ocean so sea mist is possible. For more 99-word flash fictions, see all the entries at https://carrotranch.com

 

 

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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2 Responses to Erie Kai: A 99-word Flash

  1. Jules says:

    I can see your images. Very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

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