Finish the story begins with: “Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.”
She was on her own now. Johnno was recently departed and was in the grave.
She’d had a life of privilege and wealth. Private schools, a university career, Johnno a successful businessman. She had wanted for nothing.
They mixed in conservative circles, their opinions sought wherever they went.
She stood on the beach, looked out at the horizon, she was far from home, on an escape she needed, to take stock, to make decisions.
She dismissed a brief tear; it was she knew an opportunity to move on.
Her red flowered sundress flapped in the breeze as she remembered something her father had once said: “Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. See what happens.”
A smile broke on her lips as she slipped out of her sundress and stepped out of her underwear. Donning Johnno’s favourite cap set off to explore the beach.