Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 133 – Free

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Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. The photo below is from sasint at

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of three young boys playing in a pond and splashing on each other


Everything in life comes at a cost

But one can snatch moments of joy for free

Frolicking in clear cold streams these kids

Find happiness in their simple pleasures

No expensive swimming pools for them, clean and hygienic

Yet they derive such happiness from this past time

Joy pure as this is seldom seen on the faces

Of those who grow up in privilege and luxury




37 thoughts on “Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 133 – Free

  1. I hate splashing, well, being splashed in the face. It always snapped my neck. But creeks and rivers are fun to play in. Thank goodness my parents saved up and gave us 3 weeks a year of nature.

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      1. I’m sorry you haven’t had this fun. Most of my favorite water time was two sessions a day at the public pool. I walked about 2 miles each way and it costed a dime (10 cents) a session. Swimming, not splashing, was my passion. Still is. I’ve missed two summers of swimming. Getting old in a small town has its disadvantages. Hope you can find a place to have this kind of fun.

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