Decisions-#Write Tribe

Honoria strode forward and stood looking out at the dark, inviting waves. They rippled and danced, calling out to her, as if in muted screams. She could not bring herself to jump and yet, she wanted to. Glancing to her right, she saw the twinkling houses. On her left was the infinite blackness. Should she?

With a deep breath, she took a leap, landing feet first. Looking down, she realised she shouldn’t have trusted wily Steve. Her new suede boots were ruined. Sobbing, she waded out of the shallow end, her childish footprints leaving temporary marks on the soaking sand.

 

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©Shailaja V

Word count: 100

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Written for the 100-word Saturday prompt at Write Tribe

Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils, too.
― Graycie Harmon

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I am a Write Tribe Pro Blogger– Trying to blog everyday for a year.

Today is Day 43

Also linking this to Day 14 of the Ultra Blog Challenge

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23 thoughts on “Decisions-#Write Tribe

  1. Leaving temporary marks………what a beautiful line depicting the impermanence of life .
    I get irritated ehen my footwear get wet or muddy.

  2. Lovely “campfire” story, Shilaja! Love the last bit about the footprints. This is where they took me 🙂

    “… her childish footprints leaving temporary marks on the soaking sand … ” and by the time her footprints get washed away, she will have dried her tears, forgotten why she was angry with wily Steve and giggling at the squeaky noises her wet shoes make … 🙂 HUGS <3

  3. I thought something horrid would happen by the end! Shailaja, I am always at a lose for words to describe my feelings for your writing! You are simply the best!

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