Salmon

The boy, eyes wide with curiosity, watched the eagle soar, wings outstretched to catch the upper currents. Gliding downward, it skimmed the water and then arced upward.

Pinions pressing against calm air, carried it toward clouds and morning blue. It hovered, attention riveted, then swooped.

Legs extended, its talons penetrated the surface. Wings strained to lift it skyward. A shimmer of silver crested above the rippling wavelets. A thrashing fight frothed water and blood to pink. The eagle screeched and fought. One last flip freed the salmon to dive beneath the sea.

On shore the boy clapped. “Go, fish! Go!”


I published this Drabble at www.BookHippo.uk on March 26, 2016