Footprints-Something Fishy #writephoto

Looking behind her, she saw her footprints.  She cocked her head, studying them.  They looked so odd to her.  She smiled and bent over to pull her shoes off.  “At least that’s a little better!”  She thought to herself.

Continuing toward the water, she inhaled the sea air.  She felt invigorated.  She shucked off her shorts and top and jogged the last few yards to the water’s edge.  With a giggle of wild glee, she plunged into the surf.

About a quarter mile off shore, she finally surfaced.  She was looking back at the beach.  After a moment of contemplation, she thought “It was fun for a little while, but it’s good to be going home again.” and with a flip of her tail, she dove toward the depths to begin the journey home.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

This was in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt.  You can find out all about the fun HERE.

Day 18 of my 30 day post-a-day challenge.  🙂




About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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26 Responses to Footprints-Something Fishy #writephoto

  1. James says:

    So she grew back the tale after hitting the water? Kind of like the 1984 film “Splash.”


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  3. Lovely little tail… er, tale, Penny!


  4. colonialist says:

    ‘Pretty good, but I knew that the undressing would lead to a tale,’ he mermaid to himself.


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  7. Delightful! I loved the unexpected twist. I thought she might notice the footsteps were going in the wrong direction – that she was coming from the water instead of going to it.

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  8. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh, nice twist in the tale…or tail 😀

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  9. WaltPage says:

    I love this, you little mermaid! ☺❤

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  10. Oh, I simply love this one so much! 🙂

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  11. trentpmcd says:

    Clever. A few sentences made me scratch my head, until I got to the end I knew who (what?) she was, then they totally made sense.

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  12. I like this, very good.

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