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?