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Lakeside view

The pummelled margins pulsed with steady sway as reeds resisted swell. These shards in gilt refracted dying light from summer sun. Beneath their shafts a clotted mass of spawn like slobber wobbled, thickening the lake. There shiny flecks of tiny minnows dashed with throbbing verve around the shallow edge. Then hatching eggs released a swarm of flies like pixilated screens that pepper light as swallow wings in diving mode catch air. Occasionally, trout would surface to gulp a random fly escaping harmful beaks. a heron diving, pierced a fish; but then above a buzzard gazed before he dived towards the lake with gilted talons bared. In routine drill, the heron's neck was snapped then slowly dragged along the grassy ridge. Deep in the lake a shadow played with light reflecting wings that fade into the cloud that, similarly, words escape from pens and morph in ink across a whitened page.

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