FFfAW Challenge-Week of May 23, 2017 – A Day at the Seaside

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Image: Louise at ‘The Storyteller’s Abode’.

We had a lovely time at the seaside. Mum and dad, little brother Will and older sister Sarah.

Mum and dad had packed a picnic.

My brother, sister and I went to the water’s edge. Dipping in our toes we squealed at how cold it was.

Around us, seagulls flew here and there, forever savaging leftovers or chips thrown to them by other seaside goers. There were boats on the water bobbing about as boats do, all under a sun that sparkled on the water. Mum called to us to put on our sunscreen as we had the sort of complexions the sun loved to cook.

As we stood before mum, patiently having the screen applied, we noticed mum’s eyes grow wider. We turned as the grey shadow in the water came close to the shore, grabbed a boy in the shallows and disappeared into the depths.

Everyone was numbed by the event. As if nothing had happened the water returned to its peaceful self.

 

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13 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of May 23, 2017 – A Day at the Seaside

  1. Lyn says:

    And that is why I don’t do the beach 😮

  2. Sreeblogs says:

    The end was shocking 😱

  3. afairymind says:

    You never know what might be lurking beneath the waves, ready to strike. A shocking ending, Michael. Nicely done.

  4. Kalpana solsi says:

    One never knows what lurks in the calm looking waters. Nevertheless I live the sea and it’s smell.
    A very different take on the prompt.

  5. I like the way you told this frightening tale. That is exactly how life happens. Well done.
    Sands of Time
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

  6. Wow! They must have been stupendously shocked. Well told.

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