Standing in the surf, searching the horizon for familiar sails, I wrap his old black seal coat tight around my shoulders. Sheets of rain and driving wind whip my hair from my scarf, stinging my eyes. Salt from the sea mix with my tears.
Waves lash my legs, and wash the sand from beneath me. I’m losing ground and hope.
Seagulls sit vigil with me, heads turned, bills tucked protectively under wings. Their silent prayers for a safe return mingle with mine.
Above the roar of the ocean, I strain to hear my beloved’s voice once again murmur my name.
The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Murmur.’