Photo credit: Louise at Storyteller’s Abode
She walked over and Henry bristled. “I’m here to be alone,” he said, curtly.
“Oh, I’ll just have a seat. You won’t bite. I can tell. Your body language says it all.” She set down her huge bag and sat, carefully holding her dress down. “You’re definitely overdressed.”
“So are you,” Henry said, realizing he’d been sized up. He moved his equally stuffed bag to the other side.
“How long since you cut yourself loose of your chains?” She asked.
“A year,” Henry replied, smiling. He thought he’d figured her out. “How about you? A pretty young woman, walking the beach, overstuffed bag. Do you sleep here?”
“Do I look crumpled and wrinkly? Of course not. This is how I pass the days. Two years.”
“Sorry, no offense.”
“Okay. Are you free for lunch?” She replied.
Two years and twenty beaches later, Henry was still wandering the shores with Kaitlynn.
**This Flash Fiction challenge is hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/fffaw-challenge-week-of-may-23-2017/
How it works: A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening. Please credit photo to photographer. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
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