|English: Canoe Beach sunset (Canoe, BC, Canada) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FIVE SENTENCE FICTION – ORANGE
I sit curled up in my blanket on the beach chair, a cup of hot coffee warming my hands, the ocean’s music soothes my soul.
The last time we were here, we chased umbrellas across the wind blown sand, and laughed until our sides ached.
We spoke of our children, husbands, memories of old, and dreamed of things yet to live.
Amid the laughter, we promised to grow old together, and make yearly trips to watch the sun rise and set, but God had other plans.
I wait, listening as I do every year, to the ocean’s gentle waves, and watch as the sun begins to set, then a beautiful orange glow brightens the sky, just like clock work – “Hello friend.”