A novella in 30 chapters

Stingaree Bay: Chapter 14

Paddle Faster

Steve Fendt
Serial Stories
Published in
4 min readApr 5, 2024

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Pastel sketch: two paddlers in a canoe, silhouetted against the low-lying sun.
‘On the Water’ by Steve Fendt

‘It still seems a bit soft,’ said Nigel. ‘I think we need to pump it up a bit more.’

Hugh eyed the inflatable canoe doubtfully as Nigel pivoted vigorously up and down from the waist, operating the hand pump. ‘Are you sure this thing is actually safe to go on the water? What if it hits a rock and gets a…

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Steve Fendt
Serial Stories

https://stevefendt.substack.com Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.