Sand shifts under our feet as we run to the sea. It sparkles in the sun.
My chest hurts when I see her smile. It’s been so long.
It’s petty of me but I’m glad I am the one who brought her here, made her happy.
“What are you thinking?” I sit in the slender beach grass.
“Softness,” she looks at the distant mountains lost in mist. “Everything is soothing. Muted and soft. Yet…they’re here.”
Shadows pass over us. Two of the winged beasts. She’s right. We are never alone—we have an audience. And they are always watching.
I’ve combined two prompts again this week:
#writephoto, a weekly writing prompt for poetry/flash/short stories hosted by Sue Vincent which asks writers to use photos for inspiration (the photo above is this week’s prompt)
and Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch which asks writers to pen a piece in 99 words (this week’s prompt: Audience).
March 23, 2017 prompt: Audience – In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story write about an audience. It can be broad or small, and gathered for any reason. How does your character react to the audience?