Gene Pool

Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields



PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Gene pool

You know Mary, this takes me back to our swimming galas.
Oh Jeff, fifty years ago and it seems like yesterday.
What did you used to say as we raced?
Yep, and I won the School Gold-Band five times.
Our grandchildren take after you, Mary. They should win the relay, again this year.
Persistence and practice, Jeff, that’s how you win trophies.
I know, but I always kept focused on the bigger prize.
Oh Jeff, are you jealous of my Olympic golds?
Mary you’re an inspiration and always were. What did you used to say?
You’ll never catch me.

17 responses to “Gene Pool

  1. Aw this is lovely. A good tale and great memories

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  2. Love the dialogue… and it seems to me they both won the gold medals in a sense….

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  3. A heartwarming exchange.

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  4. I enjoyed the dialogue very much as they reminisced. I think his eye was on her so he won the better prize. =)

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  5. she’s the alpha partner for sure. 🙂

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  6. Terry and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary next month. I don’t know where the time went! This is a very sweet story, touched me because I could put us right there, having that same conversation.

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  7. A heart warming reminisce by the pool. A long lived couple.

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  8. I guess he did catch her in the end 🙂

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  9. I loved this story, James. That would have been a great inspiration. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  10. Those two have a loving bond that is touching in this story.

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  11. Great dialogue! Nice take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  12. A competitive family – glad he is a gracious runner-up! 🙂

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  13. Such a sweet story! Loved it.

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  14. A sweet dialogue

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