Yes! It’s Friday Fictioneers again and time for something a little different than my fare for the last couple of months.
For those who are as yet searching for the perfect flash fiction exercise, let me explain what Friday Fictioneers is. Every Wednesday, Madison Woods posts a picture on her blog. Every Friday, legions of Fictioneers post 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction inspired by the picture. We all read and comment on each other’s work. It’s a great way to read good stories and get feedback.
I always welcome criticism; without it I can’t improve my writing. Photo is below, story follows.
That this Ocean may Rise
The surf booms against an alien shore where storm clouds are lingering; for a moment breaking against the deep emerald sky. But then the wind gusts, gathers, builds; pregnant with rain, it seals them shut again.
Yet someday this ocean may rise, wave upon wave until it spills across the rain dimpled dunes and all is ripples and shimmers and light. Then the water will follow me to the tall black hill and this time I will not run; I will stand on the highest stone until a wave closes over me, soft and warm as blood.