Prompt words: water – become – shrill – sense – stitch – peak – wake – singe – circle – draw – blue – ribbon
Early one morning dawn, a shrill cry peaked my senses. Looking out from my bedroom window I was surprised to spot the next door neighbours out by the shore. With a stick in his hands, their son was drawing a big circle around a particular spot in the water.
This peaked my curiosity. Gathering my bathrobe I walked over to their side of the beach. A body could be seen just beneath the surface where the water had become clearer. I gasped when I saw little blue ribbons around the neck of this body.
I knew this had to be the charming seamstress who lived behind my own cottage. She had just finished sewing a shirt for me using this most elaborate and elegant stitched design with this same shade of blue ribbon. A shiver went through me on seeing those blue ribbons.
This lovely seamstress is (was) a member of a large Irish family known for their great wake gatherings. No doubt that all of this will be bringing some excitement to our quiet corner of the lake.