100 word fiction: The swamp

By the river


It was a gloomy day with ominous clouds lining up the horizon as far as the eyes could see. But the cool breeze and the tranquil surroundings around Lake Manny were enough for the Smith’s to plan a family’s day out.

Good food, swimming, games with the kids and more importantly, a nice little walk on the banks of the lake, this was the perfect way to relax. But the animals in the swamp had other plans up their sleeve.

Before the parents could even realize, the kids had disappeared. It seemed as though the swamp had gobbled them up.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

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