A bucket on a beach. Just the right thing for a bank holiday.

I hope you enjoyed the Jubilee weekend, UK folks. I had a craft fair on Saturday in the middle of the New Forest. Despite the forecast rain, we had lovely sunshine all day, and people poured in. The organisers encouraged us to go with the bunting, and the order of the banners was down to which ones would take a peg at the top. It’s not the best arrangement, but live and learn.

Lyndhurst  craft fair June 22 - Jubilee weekend

Today’s #writephoto prompt from KL Caley at New2Writing.com really hits the spot. It’s very short, but hopefully sweet:)

Bucket and spade on sandy beach




This crumbly stuff.

Can I put the crumbly stuff into the bucket with the spade?

Whoops! Oh, I can get that bit later. 

Yes, quite a bit went in.

Another, another. …oh what’s that? A pretty shell. I like that.

My finger won’t go in. What does it sound like? I can hear… the sea? Or is that the sea? Both sides at once. Clever.

Spade. Bucket. Sand – that’s the word for this crumbly stuff! Sand!

More sand. More. More… pause. 

Pebble. Pretty. Grey. White. Holes. Hard. Salty.  

Spit! Spit! Spit! Yuk, don’t like sand.

Throw pebble away. 

Plop! Ooh. Find another. 

Plop! Ooh… oh-oh-oh, no Mummy, I didn’t mean to hit you.

NO NO NO, I want to fill the bucket.


(c) J M Pett 2022


Bucket | #writephoto Flash Fiction
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6 thoughts on “Bucket | #writephoto Flash Fiction

  • 6 June, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Loved it Jemima you got right inside this one and yes it was very sweet 💜

  • 7 June, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Very cute!

  • 13 June, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Very sweet. Well done, Jemima. Thank you so much for joining in with #writephoto. Sorry for the delayed response, that’s me just catching up now. I hope your fayre went well too? KL <3

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