Five Sentence Fiction – Waves

I liked coming to the beach early in the morning, before the day started and the place was packed with vacationers. I liked the calm and the silence it offered, only interrupted by the symphony of waves crashing against the shore—here I found my peace and my temporary escape.

Sometimes I went for a swim, hoping the water would wash away every burden, sometimes I sat in the sand and watched the waking sun, and sometimes I would just stare off into the distance and wait.

It had been six years since you set your sail, and I still waited, filled with foolish hope every time a silhouette emerged on the horizon.

It had been six long years since the sea, to which you devoted your entire life, swallowed you into its depths, and yet I still came here every morning, believing that one day the greedy waves would bring you back to me.

Inspired by this week’s FSF prompt.


17 Comments Add yours

  1. mj6969 says:

    A tale of longing and hope – sympathetically written. 🙂

  2. wildbilbo says:

    Lovely & sad story.

  3. DeeDee says:

    Touched, I know a friend, whose boyfriend was a mariner, he loved the seas, the seas loved him so much that, it took him into her.
    My friend still goes to the port every weekend where they had heir last goodbye kiss, hoping maybe hedidnt go, hoping he might just come back

    1. mrsreckless says:

      I don’t know what to say. That’s so sad. Life can write such heartbreaking scenarios…

  4. ranu802 says:

    It’s a sad story, you have written so beautifully. 🙂

  5. Sushree Dash says:

    A story of love, hope and longing …beautifully written in few lines 🙂

    1. mrsreckless says:

      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  6. ranu802 says:

    Hi, thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  7. Kate Loveton says:

    This is very good!

    1. mrsreckless says:

      Thank you so much!

  8. Watching and waiting for a lost cause… how terribly sad. Lovely piece.

    1. mrsreckless says:

      Thank you for stopping by!

      1. You’re very welcome – and I love your name ‘Mrs reckless’! 🙂

    1. mrsreckless says:

      Thank you for reading!

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