Salty Water – A 100 Word Story

16 May


Salty Water

Jenny’s and Jim’s hearts felt ripped from their chest as their baby, their only child lay unmoving; a blue tint already replacing soft pink skin still covered with sand from the beach.   Why were they not watching her? When the ambulance drove away, they ran to their car driving away from the tiny blue and white cottage by the Gulf. As their car went through the guardrails, they held each other tightly and smiled while the cool salty water flowed through broken windows. Both called out in the darkness; “Sandy we’re coming”. The single headstone read, “HERE LIES THREE HEARTS”.


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9 responses to “Salty Water – A 100 Word Story

  1. Maremma Gee

    May 16, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Gut-wrentching 100. Great work!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jackcollier7

    May 16, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Heartbreaking, tragic…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. tmezpoetry

    May 16, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Sad 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  4. luckyjc007

    May 17, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Such a sad, heartbreaking story! A very heartbroken couple making a sudden decision compounding the sadness and extreme grief. Great story.

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