Photo by © Connie Gayer.
Ned’s wife wanted a fish pond.
“Oh Ned,” Charlotte swooned, “you know I’ve always dreamed of it. A shallow basin swimming with beautiful koi, water lilies, edged with smooth boulders, horsetail reeds, lizard tails, I love those, and corkscrew rush…and maybe a little fountain, with lights. Betty told me their guy installed it all in a day. Should I call him? She said he’d give us a fair price.”
Ned nodded, as his dear wife spoke. “I can do it honey,” he said.
Three weeks later, knee deep in spring water Ned relented, “Char…that guy….you still have his number?”
99 Words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge inspired by this photo by © Connie Gayer.