Day 15 of the challenge!
My theme is NIFTY NUGGETS. Little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object, which is designed to encourage lean, tight writing. I’m aiming for a word count of under 300 words.
Thank you to L.Diane Wolfe for providing the beautiful photo prompts. You can visit her blog to check out more pictures.
PHRASE – stretching arms to the sky
OBJECT – glass figurine
I wonder about your last lucid moments before you waded deeper and deeper, the treacherous waters closing around you, sucking you into its icy depths.
Did you acknowledge the beauty of the early morning sunrise, soak in the familiar scenery, the wooden legs of the pier spread out and jutting into the water…
Was it the lure of the sea that was so irresistible, so strong, like a strange enigma that draws you closer? Did it serenade you, bewitch you and overpower you so that you became willing to do whatever it wanted?
Did you go willingly, as the sea called out to you, welcoming you like a long-lost friend, beckoning you to step forward, letting the water rise to your waist, then to your neck, until your toes no longer grasped the familiar, crunchy sand?
Were you prayerful, hands clasped together in silent supplication or maybe arms stretched to the sky, pleading… just like the glass figurine paperweight of the praying angel, positioned on the right hand corner of your desk?
I can imagine your thoughts… hard at first, and then a gradual softening.
Maybe, finally, an acceptance?