FLASH FICTION FOR ASPIRING WRITERS for 03-11-2015
James dreamed of retiring and living on a houseboat docked at the pier because of his love for the sea and all things nautical. Sandy dreaded their retirement because of James’ dream. But, as a dutiful wife, she followed him to their new home, “James’ Bliss.”
While Sandy endured months of motion sickness induced by her rocking home, she dreamed of living on land, resigning herself to living in constant motion. On her birthday, James promised to take her to the Flocken Island where their friends, the Burgs, have their boat docked.
That evening, while enjoying a meal and a glass of wine with their friends, James could barely contain his excitement as he handed Sandy her gift.
She opened the card and two tickets fell out. She fought back the tears raging in her throat, as she read, “Carnival Cruise.”
Then, he handed her a photo of a beautiful home.
This is my submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and challenged to write a story, based on the photo, of 150 words or less.
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