Along the Shoreline

Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.

Thoughts began to swirl and pound inside her head. Had she made the right decisions for herself? For her children? They were grown now and scattered across the earth like the minnows in a little eddy. So many experiences and made it through each one. Mary lifted her head towards the breeze that was tousling her hair like a lover.

She continued along the shore as delicate shells and beautiful stones decorated her path. Mary took off her shoes and waded into the water. She could feel all her disappointments and hurt being scrubbed away like dead skin. Gathering all her strength, her heart tore through the hardened cocoon. Tears began to run slowly down her reddened cheeks. She had found her home.


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27 thoughts on “Along the Shoreline

  1. Nice writing with very effective descriptions.

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  2. Lovely but sad. When everyone has left and you’re alone… Very telling story!

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  3. A lovely, emotional take on the prompt. I’m glad she found peace. πŸ™‚

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  4. Glad she found peace for herself.

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  5. Tender thoughts well expressed Rhodia ~ Nice work πŸ™‚

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  6. She could feel all her disappointments and hurt being scrubbed away like dead skin… My favorite line. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words πŸ™‚ Have a beautiful day

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  7. Lovely Rhodia, enjoyed your take.

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Have a good rest of your day/night

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      1. My day has just begun.

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      2. Well have an inspired day πŸ™‚

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      3. Thank you. Every day is a good day…

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  8. Wonderful story. Love the tears.

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  9. Such emotion and joy… very nice!

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  10. Great story with wonderful images. Very well done!

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  11. Nicely done! Thanks for participating again, and I hope that you return for next weeks challenge. Be well! ^..^

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    1. It’s a very enjoyable exercise πŸ™‚ I’ll be back again

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  12. A lovely story, she has found peace now.

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    1. πŸ™‚ thank you! Have a marvelous day!

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you. Happy Monday!

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