An Afternoon on the Beach

"What did Professor Harper say when you told her about us?" "She said that I was old enough to be your father." "That may be true but your feelings for me aren't fatherly, are they?" His eyes darkened and he pulled her roughly against him. "No, they aren't," he muttered thickly. And then he was …

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Weekend Writing Prompt #91

They lay there on the private beach wrapped in each others’ arms, their clothes strewn helter-skelter on the sand.  Sunlight gleamed on their naked bodies.  This wasn’t something she ever imagined herself doing, an introvert and circumspect older woman frolicking with a younger man in the open.  Was it loneliness or the desire to love …

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Thinking of Her

She ran along the beach, laughing.  When she looked back and me and smiled, my heart stopped.  The sun hit her at just the right angle.  I envied it because it was caressing her face.  The hands holding the camcorder ached to hold her instead.  I forced myself to concentrate on my task.  I wanted …

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The Cruise

He sat back in the chair, arms over the sides, his long legs crossed, watching her as she did her stretches on the deck.  He watched her, wanting her and kicking himself for it.  His attraction for her was like a fever, burning him up inside and a sickness that seemed to grow worse.  At …

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A New Chapter

Andrea waited until he was alone and then she went over to him.  He stood looking down at the grave, his face pale.  Her heart was heavy and she wanted so much to put her arms around him.  He looked up when she was standing beside him.  She didn't say anything.  Words were not necessary. …

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The Funeral

It was a gloomy day with intermittent spurts of rain.  It was as if nature itself was mourning the loss of a great woman.  Tracy was not surprised at the large turnout. The church was packed as many came to pay their respects and pay homage to Mrs. Gladys Townsend, the dear lady whom she …

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Illusive Love

Broken heart, broken dreams Tired of casual relationships. Walking through life, looking for that love that seemed so elusive.  It shimmered in the distance like a mirage but disappeared as she got closer.   It was the love she read about in books.  The love she longed to experience but it was beyond her grasp. …

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The Waters of Life

She thought of the sea as one's life.  Never static. Always moving. Sometimes it was calm and others time it was choppy.  Before she found Christ, she wanted to remain in the shallow waters where it was safe.   She didn't want to be swept away by the currents of change or the rough waters of …

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