The Invisible Seashell

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“We are like seashells upon the beach, beautiful and unique – each with a story of it’s own to tell. ”

What kind of seashell am I?  What story could I tell?  I don’t think I’m beautiful or unique.  I’m best described as average and awkward.  I’m invisible when it comes to the opposite sex.  Boys hardly notice me.  Whenever I’m with my friend, Becky, they speak to her but don’t acknowledge me.  It hurts, of course.  I want to be noticed too.

Greg’s approaching.  My heart flutters…then my shoulders slump as he walks right past me–the invisible seashell.

98 Words

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For more details, visit Here. To read other stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

Source:  The Wellness Hippie

10 Replies to “The Invisible Seashell”

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yes, not everyone is a beauty queen. I like the old Yiddish saying. I hope she finds what she’s looking for and that she will have an inspiring story to tell.



    1. Thanks, Jo :). One day, she will meet the guy who will see her and appreciate her. And you’re right. The guys are drawn to her friend because of her outward beauty. Inner beauty is by far better of the two and more lasting.

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  1. I can identify. Seems like I almost always had a best friend for whom I was the shadow. Not that they did it on purpose, but they just always had that special something that left me standing there feeling invisible. Great story.

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