Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

Sue invites us to use the image below as inspiration to create a post on our own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever we choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 24th July and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback to be included in her round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a seashore with a clear, turquoise sea, bordered by small islands and a rocky headland .
How often had they come here in the early days? Stripped off and thrown themselves into the cool, crystal clear water, splashing each other like a couple of kids before locking themselves in each others arms and letting the currents caress them to other pleasures.

She sat on the sand dune looking out across the bay, seeing not only the water in perfect clarity but also her life. No more the tinted rose glasses of young love, however foolish or misguided. Here she could see everything clearly, even the threatening shadow of the unknown creeping towards the shore was a symbol of dark times ahead.
No more was this Paradise. It had been spoiled and sullied for her since finding them.
Over two hundred letters stating undying love over a span of twenty years, she had read them all, at first believing they were hers, then unbelieving when she realised they were not.
Memories mingled with her tears as they fell unchecked down her cheeks and onto the fabric of her dress.
The air, like her heart, turned chilly.
Time to go.
The question was where?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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26 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Great story!

  2. bearmkwa says:

    That was a good one… a hard act to follow, for sure.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Beautifully written Di

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh dear, what a dilemma. Yet this often happens. Nowhere to go. Good story Di

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Aww, so sad but good writing!

  6. jenanita01 says:

    You always leave us with a question, Di… lovely story…

  7. trentpmcd says:

    Yes, you are right, we did pick similar themes, though different stories. Well done.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! This was an ending I did not expect. Well done it’s brilliant 💜

  9. Sue Vincent says:

    A heartbreaking story, Di, beautifully told.

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