New Short Story by Local Malverne Author R. Duke Liddell
by R. Duke Liddell
The Old man and young boy, grandfather and grandson, stood side by side on the ancient footbridge. The man’s elbows resting on the railing seemed lost in the furrows in which his once large frame had etched over a lifetime of visits. The youngster was just tall enough to fit his tousled head beneath the top rail and like his elder, had begun his own imprint on the middle rung. They watched casually as the current pulled their fishing lines away toward the middle of the deep stream. A few quiet hours passed, with one or two bites and an almost catch, which fell off the youngsters hook just before his grandfather could get the net under the fish. More...