Saturday Shorts: Mist Dancers

Saturday Shorts: Mist Dancers

Today’s Saturday Short is late, I know. It should have been posted yesterday. I’m pleased to have found a picture to go with it, however, thanks to A.J. Flowers’s blog and book cover resources post.

A.J.’s post led me to Pixabay, which offers beautiful images under the CC0 license, meaning the images can be used and modified without need for permission or attribution for any purpose, including commercial, for free. In the past I’ve been wary of using images in my blog because I don’t want to run into royalty issues, but this site has beautiful images that are free to use.

Now, without further ado, I offer a beautiful picture to accompany a drabble (short short story) I wrote called Mist Dancers. Mist Dancers was inspired by a view I’ve seen many times on my drives through my home state… Mist dancing across a lake’s mirror-flat surface.

Mist Dancers

Mist Dancers

They drift upon the dark water, savoring that sweet time between predawn and sunrise, the single moment they can survive outside their watery home. Spreading their soft clouds like white flame, they flicker, then vanish as the sun peeks above the horizon, unable to return until the next quiet morning.


  1. Love your drabble! My grandmother would love this I think because the mist on the lake in the morning is something she always treasures. It’s a rare sight requiring the perfect weather conditions in her area. I’ll share this post with her!

    And I’m so glad I could help you find a wonderful picture to go with it 🙂 Thanks for the shout-out as well!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope your grandmother loves it too. It’s one of my favorite sights… Beautiful and eerie and peaceful all at once. The weather does have to be perfect for it, though. And thank you for your blog post–Pixabay is awesome!

  2. Love the imagery of “clouds, like white flame.” Also, have you ever heard of and tried They also have free photos that you can use and if you see a photo you really want to use, they only charge you a $1.

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