It’s been WAY too long. I see the photo each week, and throw up my hands… stuck in my writer’s block, crazy schedule, or apathy. But my writing friends at FF are always with me in spirit, and last week (though we missed each other in Croatia) Loré nudged me: offering up a challenge: to start here. One 100-word story, to break the ice. I’ve done it in 98, late to the party, but hoping the bug has bitten again. I’ve really missed this weekly opportunity to write flash fiction, read other wonderful writers, feel inspired and be part of something so special. If you are looking for these same things, throw your hat in the rink and join us! Check out Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog for more details! This weeks photo is from one of my favorite writers, Claire Fuller. My rusty but sincere entry follows; as always honest, constructive feedback is much appreciated. Thanks for the encouragement Loré!
Magic In My Palm
“If you hold it to your ear, you can hear the ocean. Here, try!” My mother handed me the speckled shell.
“That’s not real; it’s just air in the shell’s chamber.” I rolled my eyes and looked at the delicate pattern.
“Don’t be so serious; take a listen.”
Knowing she’d never relent, I held the shell to my ear and closed my eyes. The waves washed up gently, then the sharp call of gulls and sand on my skin. Our first kiss came back, fresh and new. I smiled, as I placed the shell back on the shelf.
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