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THE BIRD AND THE FISH (Onne's challenge: using present perfect tense)

Picture by Leslie Anneliese

A majestic bird with golden plumage landed on a rock in front of the ocean.  A tiny fish poked out his head, drawn by the beauty of the bird.

With haughtiness the bird began to speak:

B:   Have you ever been in the blue sky?

F: No, I haven't, but I have been in the blue and fascinating ocean full of life and mystery.

B: Have you ever touched the stars?

F: No, I haven't, but I have touched the brightest reefs on earth full of light and color.

B: Have you ever danced on the clouds?

F: No, I haven't, but I have danced over foamy waves following with my fins the rhythm of the sea.

B:  Have you ever flown to the most remote heights?

F: No, I haven't, but I have swum through the dizzying currents reaching the depths of the ocean.

The bird kept silence.  He understood that that humble fish had a "sky" too: blue, vast, full of mysteries, challenging , magnificent and  heartwarming!  The bird smiled and, fluttering, he rose to the sky again!

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Tags: fin, plumage., reefs, stars

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Comment by Janeth on September 16, 2018 at 22:44

Yes Romam, you did! Have a nice Sunday and greetings to your mom.

Comment by Janeth on September 16, 2018 at 22:43

Thanks Evangelina for your words of encouragement!  I am glad you liked the dialogue.

Best regards!

Comment by Roman on September 15, 2018 at 17:03

:) Cool! It means I can inspire! 

Thank you!

Comment by Evangelina on September 15, 2018 at 4:32


This is a very beautiful peace of writing.

I like the dialogue in between the two of them, and the very last paragraph just about says it all :)

Keep up the good works :)

Comment by Janeth on September 15, 2018 at 3:38

Thank you for taking the time to read my story! I really appreciate your comment. You made my day Mr. Essberger!

Have a great Sunday!

Comment by Janeth on September 15, 2018 at 3:36

Thank Roman! I read your story about the cats (I loved it). The next day I went to the beach and I thought a dialogue between two animals too, so you helped me with my blog!

Have a nice Sunday!

Comment by Josef Essberger on September 14, 2018 at 13:20


Comment by Roman on September 13, 2018 at 22:30

Hi, Janeth!

I like the way you described two adjacent worlds!

But after reading your blog I've got a desire to see all those interesting things, ocean hides from us!

Thank you!

Comment by Janeth on September 13, 2018 at 2:19

Thank you Olga for your encouraging words! They motivate me to keep writing!

I am honored that your students read these stories!!

Take care Olga and greetings!!

Comment by Janeth on September 13, 2018 at 0:12

Estanis, I really appreciate your words! you write extremely well and always choose great topics. I like your blogs!

Truth be told I have never written stories until now, even in my own language. These are my first stories....and I am enjoying writing them.

Have a nice day!

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