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  Posted: May 16, 2020      Views: 33

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Aussie is a wheel - chair person with a passion for poems and short stories about Australia. She likes to express herself through both mediums. She is an an artist who likes to paint in all mediums. Writing has become an outlet for her as she is ext - more...

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"Sussex Inlet" by Aussie

Gas lanterns bobbed along the foreshore of Sussex Inlet. My family had waited two hours in the cold night air for the hoards of prawns heading for the sea.

Grandpa filled a 44 gallon drum with tap water earlier in the day. Beneath the drum he had lit a fire in readiness to cook the prawns.

A voice shouted, "they're coming!"

Anxiously we strained our eyes in the pitch- darkness. Hand-held nets were dipped deep to catch the prize.
All at once, the prawns eyes shone in our lights. Our prize was cooked to perfection.

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Contest Entry for 100 words true story flash.
Every summer my family would holiday at Sussex Inlet, a small fishing village on the south coast of NSW. Those days were the best I can remember in my teenage years. We were a family of fishermen. Most Australians love fishing. Prawns were plentiful in those days. Sussex Inlet has been spoiled by overfishing and hundreds of homes built. Still, the memories of the days spent fishing with my dad and grandpa remain. Of course they are gone now. Grandpa would cook at least forty pound of prawns and a few fish thrown in. Wonderful days, simple days with seafood feasts galore. Today you will pay around $30 a kilo for small prawns and we are importing Vietnamese prawns too (which I refuse to buy because of the dirty waters and the farming methods.) Our prawns a caught in saltwater and have a rich, salty taste. Americans call them 'shrimps' nothing small about our beloved prawns! Enjoy.
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