Picture it & Write 11/24/12

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
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A photo prompt is provided and all are invited to write a 250 word or less story in their own style. You can read the entries or submit your own by clicking  HERE or on the graphic below. The photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest

He was leaning over the railing when the silence came, so absolute he feared he had fallen deaf. In the blink of an eye he was fourteen again, looking down at the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He was watching tourists when she appeared, leaving him breathless as she spread a towel on the weathered boards. Changing position, she stopped, returning his gaze.  Horrified at being caught, he sprinted off, but was powerless to stay away.

On his fifth visit he found the dock empty. Swallowing his disappointment he walked away, jumping when someone touched his shoulder. She dispelled his fear, understood him, supported him and prodded him to greatness. They spent the next three summers together.

That changed the summer he turned seventeen. When his father scored a new job on the west coast he hustled them out-of-town before he could say goodbye. When they crossed the bridge he leaned out the window, catching sight of  her blond hair against the weathered boards. Tears rolled down his cheek as reality returned, leaving him a visiting, forty-seven year old man with graying hair. Wiping his eyes he turned to find the parking lot, stopping when a familiar hand touched his shoulder.

  1. Ermilia says:

    Oh I really liked it. I’m a hopeless romantic, so this was beautiful and heartwarming to read. Thanks for being a Picture it & Write contributor. I really enjoy reading your writing.

  2. Oh, I was so pleased to read to read your last sentence…
    I too though, am a hopeless romantic..!

  3. joetwo says:

    I don’t like the phrase “hopeless romantic”. Romantic people are full of hope. For instance I hope for an ending like your one. Wonderfully written.

  4. Never too old to find love. Nice.

  5. Anne Schilde says:

    Aww… Some things are meant to be. Very nice!

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