Me and the Sea

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Last day of school excites as a girl heads for the beach...

Some enjoy tip-toing through the wild flowers and soft grasses where tall trees hold sway.  Not me.  Dreams of the sea plague me until the final school bell.  My parents take me to the beach house for the summer.  Yay!  Can’t wait!

The beach beckons when we arrive.  Running through the sand, I lose my flip-flops!  I don’t care.  Mmmm, the air tastes of salt.  Familiar white foam splashes at the pointy rocks near the shoreline.  Above the unobstructed yellow ball burns its kisses along my skin exposed by my favorite red sundress.  Even on the hottest of days like today so pristine and blue, the cool ocean breeze fanning through my dark locks feels invigorating… refreshing.

An only child, I walk my own aimless path.  Some at school whisper how strange I am.  So what?!  I stand sentry to the water nymphs as only I may.  No one but me can see them, of course.  They long for home and have lost their way.

Oh, what fun we have leaping from rock to rock.  No touching the ground!  I giggle with delight, balancing carefully, oblivious to the world!  Mine’s better.  There’s only me, my invisible friends, and the sea…


Submitted: February 08, 2017

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Spyguy

You forget my dear, there is always me! This is just one more of the continued vein of perfected masterpieces of your talented heart & brain my sweet friend!

Wed, February 8th, 2017 8:07pm

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Aww, thanks, Spy. I take it you enjoyed this little bitty from me. I hope so anyway. Thanks for reading and sharing your encouraging thoughts. :)

Thu, February 9th, 2017 12:20am

J Woods

Well....I definitely lost this one. Great work Amy

Fri, February 10th, 2017 1:27am

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I am hoping you meant like and did not lose anything, lol. Thanks for reading. :)

Fri, February 10th, 2017 8:43am

hullabaloo22

Nice story, Amy!

Fri, February 10th, 2017 6:11pm

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Nice comment, H.! :)

Fri, February 10th, 2017 10:40am

Spyguy

Amy, of course I love your work! And I personally would like to congratulate you on your honorable mention! Even if I may personally believe that you should have been recognized as a #1 all-time best!

Sat, October 28th, 2017 7:12pm

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Aww, thanks, Spy. I really don't have much activity here, but those thing that do crop up, I am proud of. :)

Sat, November 4th, 2017 4:17pm

Joy Shaw

Love your personal touches on this story... “ Losing my flip-flops. I don’t care.” Truly. Little details make a story realistic.

Thu, May 24th, 2018 9:31pm

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Thanks so much for the read and comment. The little things are so important in a life well lived.

Fri, May 25th, 2018 10:59am

CatWriter

I love it!

Sun, July 21st, 2019 6:09am

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Aww, thanks so much Cat!

Sun, July 28th, 2019 4:47pm

Ashley Constance

This was delightful to read! You have a gift with imagery!

Fri, September 27th, 2019 12:53am

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Thanks so much for reading and the critique. I really enjoyed the challenge of this flash fiction in relating in as few words as possible a sweet little story. :)

Sat, September 28th, 2019 8:08am

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