Summer Bonfire

Posted by MNAngler On November - 1 - 2009

The scene opens with a view of the lake. A dock is in the foreground, a full moon shining brightly in the night sky. The reflection of the moon paints a path to the dock, empty except for a bench made for two. The sound of a crackling fire can be heard somewhere nearby.

The camera pans to the left to find a bonfire on the shore. Two young kids sit enjoying the fire with their parents and grandparents.

“Tells us the story again, grandpa,” the young girl exclaims.

“Yeah, tell us again, ” follows the young boy.

“What story,” asks the grandfather.

“The story of the monster.”

“Yeah, the Monster of Poplar Lake!”

The old man smiles. He’s told the story dozens of times, but to the wide-eyed kids, it never gets old.

“Ok,” he says. He settles into his chair. The kids grin from ear to ear as they are held by their parents, one in each lap, and listen intently as he begins.

Once upon a time…

When he finished, he looked over and the kids were asleep. But the Legend of the Poplar Lake Monster lives on.

2 Responses to “Summer Bonfire”

  1. Optimista says:

    What a sweet post. Where are you in this scene, Mr. MNAngler?

    • MNAngler says:

      It’s actually a fictional introduction to the Poplar Lake Monster. But if it were real, I’d be one of the parents holding one of the kids.

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