Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook
Here we are again, another week. This time we’re sitting on virtual beach chairs on a virtual beach in West Bay, Dorset. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers, and the challenge this week, and every week, is for each of us to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Sandra.
To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:
I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving Day has a great one.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
WAITING FOR SAILS By P.S. Joshi
We had moved to West Bay in Dorset, a beautiful location.
I soon noticed a middle aged woman climbing to the top of the cliff almost every day the weather permitted.
At first I thought she was just getting exercise, but then became curious. I asked about it in the village.
“Oh, the storekeeper said, “That’s Mrs. Bicton. Her husband went sailing and hasn’t come back. She watches for the sails of his boat to appear.”
“How long ago did he go sailing?” I asked.
“Well,” a clerk said, “It’s been about twenty years now, give or take a few.”