Empress of the North - TR

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Empress of the North - TR

Post by peetso » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:02 am



as the northern sun finally set, he took refuge from the blackflies underneath the truck canopy. he sat on top of his sleeping bag eating cheap ramen. washing it down with cold beer.

he rubbed his itchy beard and scratched his bug bitten neck.

somewhere off in the distance thunder rattled, the unmistakable smell of electricity in the air. he looked out the canopy window at the small river flowing by.

a full day was spent on that water. wading across its shallow sections, crawling over its logjams, walking atop its rounded river stones and through the thick underbrush of its banks. peering into its tannin stained waters.

casting to its rising fish.

his face was sunburnt. his hair dirty. his lips chapped. his back sore. his hands were dry and cracked and smelled of thyme and fish. his shins were scratched and bruised. his shirt reeked of sweat. his feet were tender. one ankle throbbed.

his eyes were tired.

and he wore the beatific smile of someone wholly content.

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Re: Empress of the North - TR

Post by Randall Dee » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:15 pm

Sweet. Like honey.

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Post by The Wandering Blues » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:11 pm

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Post by Kfoxwyo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:28 pm

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
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Post by MaineDrifter » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:56 pm

(NEMO, This would be good in a magazine eh ?)
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Post by McH » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:58 pm

:cool to your wordsmith
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Post by foureyedgeek » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:06 pm

Kfoxwyo wrote:$$$$
For reals. Thanks P.
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Re: Empress of the North - TR

Post by SLSS » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:09 pm

Really good. Thanks :cool

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Post by FormerlyChaseChrome » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:34 pm

Beauty eh?

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Post by Wholetmygoatsout » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:14 pm

Yup, I'll drink to that. Thank you for the words and the pics.
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Re: Empress of the North - TR

Post by chadroc » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:18 pm

really beautiful, wonderful stuff, thank you.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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