Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Six Sentence Stories - Coast

A photo seems in order for this post to Six Sentences Stories - Coast, a blog hop hosted by Denise of Girlie on the Edge's Blog. On the other hand, maybe I'll just let you picture it in your mind's eye. Enjoy.


She could hear them coming, closer and closer, but that was okay because she knew as they hit the rocky cliffs near the shore with a resounding splash all her pent up worries would ride out to sea on the ebbing waves.

The coast was the perfect place to escape for a couple of days with a carload of friends during spring break, to walk on the beach looking for sand dollars and agates and to run into the approaching waves with all the energy teenager girls could muster and then just as quickly run back to shore because of the frigidity of the waters.

Before traipsing with all the beach gear to the sandy shores they stopped at a candy store to load up with their favorite soda pop and snacks and of course the freshly made salt water taffy, the kind that was soft and chewy unlike the kind that had hardened while sitting on grocery store shelves back home.

Picking the perfect spot to spread out their colorful beach blankets and sun bathe was a priority of the day, but not the only one.

Not wanting to end up with a sunburn, she slathered on suntan lotion, the kind that was guaranteed to make your skin the color of brand new copper penny if it was used correctly. 

While she listened to the drone of some of the girls conversing about their boyfriends or lack of, she relaxed under the warm sunshine to the point that her backside resembled a not quite ripe tomato because she'd lost track of time and the need for more of the magic penny lotion.

14 comments:

  1. very engaging Six. and...and! by virtue of my favorite quality of the best of Six Sentence Stories... visual.
    And the visual, when effectively done as this is, leads to that faux tactile quality of distant but personal memories.
    Excellent Six!

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    1. Thanks, Clark. This was fun to write and to recall. . .well maybe not so much the sunburn. LOL

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  2. good six. reminds me of the money I wasted on Coppertone! Mom would howl at the greasy ring around the tub! You always stir a memory. I love it.

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    1. Glad I was able to stir a memory for you.

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  3. Ah... Now that sounds like quite a vacation.

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  4. You did a fantastic job of picturing without a picture! Now I want taffy!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I wouldn't mind having some salt water taffy too, but I don't like putting my teeth to the test. Years ago I had to have a filling or crown replaced after eating taffy. Perhaps the taffy had sat on a store shelf too long. LOL

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  5. Mmm salt water taffy. There's something I've not had in many years. Your six took me back to my childhood memories of Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
    Wonderful six!

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    1. It would be great to compare NE beaches to NW beaches. I am glad that the story took you back to some of your childhood memories. I very rarely eat a piece of salt water taffy now, but I still remember the taste of some of my favorites.

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  6. imo, the coast is "always the perfect place to escape" :)
    Great setup. I commiserate! There's nothing worse than an extremely sunburned back. Ouch!!

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    1. For sure the coast is the most perfect place for that.
      Sunburns can be so painful, and then there is all the dealing with the peeling skin afterwards. . .so lovely.LOL

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  7. I love this! And it reminds me a little of one of my favorite movies, "Where The Boys Are"!

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