A Walk on the Beach : Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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A Walk on the Beach

David and I are taking a late afternoon stroll on the beach.

It’s unseasonably warm for this time of year and the late afternoon sun bathes the seafront in a strange orange light that contrasts against the dark grey sky. It’s a photographer’s paradise. A rare magic moment that would be a shame to miss.

I reach into my pocket for my phone and glance over at David.

He looks happy and is smiling softly. His lean athletic figure takes our walk in stride and although we are walking at a fairly stiff pace I can tell he’s at ease.

How lucky I am to have such a wonderful son. However much I love him, over time I always love him more.

At moments like this I feel it so intensely. My skin tingles, my heart swells, goosebumps invade my arms and electricity runs the length of my spine.

I smile back at him, and suddenly the outside world fades into the background. There is only David and I, and we are alone together again. Another priceless and unforgettable moment to cherish.

“Race you to the Pier!” he challenges.

And off we go! Laughing and cheering each other on.

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers is a weekly challenge. I’ve not written the guidelines for a few weeks so here we go. This weeks photo prompt is © The Storyteller’s Abode. I’m sending hugs for this warm sun filled image which makes a lovely change from the wintery ones set for other recent challenges. Yay!

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.

5. Pingback to the challenge post in your story’s post.

6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.

7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). If you need link-up instructions, please email me at mepricelessjoy@gmail.com.

8. *Please keep your stories PG 13 or less rating*.

9. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other’s stories.


26 Replies to “A Walk on the Beach : Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers”

    1. Thanks for dropping by to read and to comment. Please don’t hesitate to make observations. I appreciate your critiques. Flash Fiction is so precise that each word counts and I agree that that line is indeed redundant. I’ll leave it in to remind me as its been there for a while. Thanks again. 🙂


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