(Another carrot ranch prompted flash fiction piece. The prompt, across the water, made me think about visiting Santa Cruz with my family when I was a kid and that first view of the ocean, brought back some memories. Link below.)
The family drove through the mountains then the highway straightened as they approached the seaside town. Their young son was on the edge of the back seat eager to get a better view through the windshield. He felt anticipation as they moved closer to their destination.
They entered the outskirts of town and he tried to look past the buildings as they got closer to the coast. They drove ahead and he finally saw the ocean. He looked across the water gratefully as his view stretched as far as his eyes could see, unlike the valley where he lived.
©2021 Robert Kirkendall