FFfAW – Big Decision

The Jelbralta rocks in the country hills have been Caroline’s get away place for years. When she and Bobby fight, she hikes here to gather her thoughts, unwind from stress, and find peace.

Sitting on the ground, she leans her back against the enormous rock, and instantly feels stress free. Her mind clears of all the angry “noise” of their latest fight.

Closing her eyes, she feels the stress draining from her mind and finds herself at the ocean where the waves stroke the sandy beach, seagulls call over her head and the sun cocoons her in its warm gentle embrace.

Suddenly, she perks up. “That’s it! I have finally made up my mind.”

Jumping up she heads back to the apartment to tell Bobbie she is leaving for good this time. The Pacific ocean has been calling her for a very long time and it’s high time she go.


Thank you to Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode for the photo prompt this week!

This is my 150 word submission for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 100-175 words with which we use to build our stories. This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate. It is fun and addicting. For more information, click here:

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43 thoughts on “FFfAW – Big Decision

  1. What is often needed is exactly this, a place where one can clear one’s mind. Lovely story, and I hope Caroline discovers what she seeks.

  2. Such a beautiful way to enjoy nature and rid yourself of a burden well over due for release! And, it sure sounds like a “rock solid” decision to me! Awesome story, Joy! 🙌

  3. Magical stone, probably showing the future? Good story, I wish sometimes to have a place like this to visit and just sit in isolation for a while

  4. And here you try telling me you aren’t feeling creative…… I love the idea that she has a comfort spot and that spot is what opens her up to a ‘new’ spot. 🙂

  5. We all have our special places where we go to think. Your story is very relatable because of this. It was well written and I’m glad that Caroline decides to go. Finally, she has a clear mind and can be free.

  6. And Caroline is off discovering the Pacific Ocean. Considering she made the decision while out with nature, I think she made the right decision 🙂 . Beautiful story PJ.

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