Thursday, January 14, 2016

A love story



The weather had changed and the halcyon days of summer were over and the beaches slowly emptied of holiday-makers day by day.

Tom had lived here for many years and he eyed every visiting family that he saw for the girl of his dreams; a stranger from out of town, cute, fresh, vibrant and with an eye for a local boy like him...but it never happened.

Soon the the weather would get colder and the beaches would be deserted and the stalls would close their shutters for the winter and the sea would rage and the skies would storm and only the brave would hurriedly walk the promenade rugged up against the cold and quickly return home for a hot drink.

So Tom walked slowly along the beach thinking of little when he saw a figure in front of him squatting down at the shore line fossicking among the sand and the shingle.

"Hi Tom," she said looking up at him her face grinning for they were both in the same class at school but didn't talk much unless they had to.

Suddenly a change came over Tom as he looked at Penny for the first time with new eyes as she looked so different, so beautiful that he was swept off his feet with astonishment that this stunning girl was in front of him and had been all along.


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8 comments:

  1. It so often happens that we're blind to what's in front of us.

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  2. nice scene setting, love the details that add to the 'reality' without it becoming word-heavy!

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  3. Such a sweet tale filled with the possibility of what could be a lifetime shared! Old Egg, you have such a gift for romantic writing, it is something that comes from deep within your soul, you understand it perfectly!

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  4. What Josie said - absolutely. This is sweet.

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  5. Such a sweet story, and the picture is perfect.

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  6. I like "fossicking" - it's very evocative, even though I've never heard of it before.

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  7. Great romance story....at least a possibility of a romance. Lucky for him that he was at the right place at the right time! The lights in his eyes finally came open! :)

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  8. We often search the horizon when what we are looking for is at our feet. Great story.

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