Friday Fictioneers – Sea of Life

ff080114We spent most of our summers down at the Point. Warm evenings drinking even warmer beer. Damp, misty mornings filled with laughter, and occasionally regret. The slow walk home a time to discuss grand plans for the future. Our parents no longer needed or expected excuses: they knew we were growing up; they knew we wanted to be together.

Today I watch alone as a flaming red sun sets over the Point. The crashing waves, the passing years – they may weather and decay our buildings, age our skin, take our loved ones; however, they’ll never have our deepest memories – those remain with us until one day we are together again.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge. 

28 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Sea of Life

  1. Helena Hann-Basquiat

    The word poignant gets thrown around a lot (which is dangerous, don’t you think? It feels like a pointy word to me, and someone’s likely to get hurt if they’re not careful!) but this was a very poignant story. Tugged at my heartstrings until one came undone, and now I’m at the shop getting it re-strung. Thanks for that. I’ll be sending you the bill.

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Pleased the story hit the spot, Helena. Really appreciate your kind words. As an aside I hope you are feeling well and that things are looking up for 2014!


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