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Friday Fictioneers – Paradise Lost

ff250516The palm trees lining the wooden promenade swayed gently in the hot ocean breeze. The sky above the village was its usual cloudless blue. From my seat outside the café I watched as a small crowd gathered down by the shoreline.  Even from this distance I could soon see what they had also surely seen  – the waters of the bay slowly receding into the shimmering horizon. I quickly finished my coffee and walked across the street to the beach. A single, white-topped ripple now rolled its way back towards land. Then the horizon went dark. Then we all ran.

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These words form my entry into Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challen

Friday Fictioneers – Ebb and Flow

ff281015In amongst the flotsam of our lives, rooftops were starting to reappear – the once raging flood waters had begun their silent retreat. The twisted spire of San Mira now rose defiant and proud from the shimmering depths; inch by inch, yard by yard, devastation and despair was revealed.

Looking down upon it all my father remained hopeful. “It’ll be another week, son – but we’ll get home, we’ll find her.”

Mother had been at work when the first wave came. As we ran we didn’t look back. We didn’t have time – nobody did.

“We’ll get to say goodbye,” he said. “I promise.”

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These words form my entry into Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.