99 Word Prompt: Sea Mist

January 31: Flash Fiction Challenge

They sat on the beach and watched the ocean waves against the setting sun.

“So this is it?” she asked.

“Yeah, everything’s set,” he answered.  “I’ll stay at a friend’s place while I look for a new job.  Shouldn’t take long.”

She looked over at him.  “Really wish you could stay,” she pleaded.

“So do I,” he said regretfully, “but I just can’t make it here.”

“Gonna miss you.”

Sorrow came over him.  “Gonna miss you too.”

He saw a high wave crash into the rocks, send mist into the air, and watched drops of water fall to earth.


©2019 Robert Kirkendall

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