Two Gulfs (6-Sentence Story)

Prompt: GULF

It had been decades since Bedelia visited the Gulf, though her soul held the sounds and scent of rippling waves gilded by sunlight.

Each year she ordered a calendar featuring beach scenes, silvered shells and bright coral, to liven up her drab kitchen.

These misted-dawn, seaside thoughts were disrupted by a knock at the door.

Peering through a slender slit in the drapery, she hardly recognized the man with gray hair and mustache…she began to tremble, heart beating rapidly out of sync.

How had he found her, and what did he want…perhaps to seek her forgiveness?

She remained still, breathless as a glass figurine, waiting for him to leave the paltry property she could claim as hers, unmarred—the gulf between her ex-husband and herself was forever-far too wide, turbid, and serpent-swirled to wade across.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

22 thoughts on “Two Gulfs (6-Sentence Story)

  1. I could feel the trepidation. I wonder if she will dare stay to enjoy the “sounds and the scent of the rippling waves.”


    1. It has accidentally become a serial–each week another peek into “Bedelia’s” world/life, 6-sentences at a time. So if you’re interested you can go back a few weeks to read the beginning. Denise, who hosts the weekly challenge, is a really nice gal, and she offers great prompt words for us to write our 6-sentence stories around. Blessings to you!! ❤

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    1. The proverbial “bad penny”, perhaps 😉 Thanks much for reading and commenting–it’s wonderful to have you here 🙂 Stay safe and well–blessings to you.


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