Unforgettable – Flash Fiction


In the warm morning air I walked along the beach. My footsteps the only ones visible after the previous night’s storm. Kicking through seaweed and the empty shells of horseshoe crabs I let my mind wander back to you. It was here we built our love on a foundation of sand, ignoring the risks. We’d lay in sunshine as it darkened our skin and tingled our noses. At sunset, when night devoured the day, we made love under a moonlit, starry sky. Our promises were made to be broken. Time stood still as we constructed sandcastles dedicated to a summer love that neither of us wanted to end. Inevitably it did and we went our separate ways.

So long ago but in space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea and I am still able to conjure an image of you.

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Merril is hosting Prosery Monday at D’Verse and has prompted us to write a piece of flash fiction or non-fiction that includes the following line:

“In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea”
From May Sarton, “Meditation in Sunlight”

Prosery is to be no more that 144 words excluding the title.

  24 comments for “Unforgettable – Flash Fiction

  1. May 22, 2023 at 5:25 pm


    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2023 at 8:30 am

      Thank you 😊

  2. Isa
    April 27, 2023 at 5:44 am


    • Christine Bolton
      May 5, 2023 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️💕

  3. March 25, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Beautifully written.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 27, 2023 at 9:22 am

      Thank you ☺️💕

  4. March 14, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    I love how you seamlessly wove the quote line into your story <3

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  5. March 14, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    The sandcastle metaphor for a summer love is so very effective.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Thank you! ☺️

  6. March 14, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    So sad/happy and such a different life from mine. Tht you have lived alongside Horseshoe Crabs is amazing! (I live in Scotland; only ordinary crabs)

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Hi Kathy, I actually grew up in England, so I completely understand. Chilly weather, lots of rain and yes, very different crabs! I live in Florida now, so things so much warmer and a little more exotic. ☺️ When I first saw a horseshoe crab shell on the beach I had no idea what it was. It was such an unusual shape and quite large. I had to go and investigate and found out it was a horseshoe crab. Who knew? Lol. Thanks for stopping by. We ☺️💕

  7. March 14, 2023 at 7:08 am

    So beautiful and bittersweet. That long ago love as a sandcastle. 💙

    • Christine Bolton
      March 14, 2023 at 9:16 am

      Thanks so much Merril ☺️💕

      • March 14, 2023 at 11:21 am

        You’re welcome!

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2023 at 8:41 am

      Thank so much Merril ☺️💕

      • March 15, 2023 at 10:37 am

        You’re welcome, Christine. 💙

  8. March 13, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Romantic prosery. I enjoyed the drama.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 14, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Thanks K ☺️💕

  9. March 13, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful writing

    • Christine Bolton
      March 14, 2023 at 9:15 am

      Thank you Sadje, as always ❤️☺️

      • March 14, 2023 at 10:27 am

        You’re welcome! You are posting less these days. I hope you are doing well?

      • Christine Bolton
        March 14, 2023 at 1:48 pm

        Thank you again Sadje. Yes I am posting less as I’ve been working a lot more. I am doing well thank you my friend. I hope you are too. ☺️❤️

      • March 14, 2023 at 7:58 pm

        You’re welcome! I’m good too, thanks 🙏🏼

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