A welcome summer breeze cooled the evening air as we relaxed on the back porch.

“Have I ever told you that your eyes are as blue as the Pacific Ocean?”

“Many times, my love.”

“They beguile me tonight just as they did the night we met.”

How often had he spoken those words?  The words he would leave behind.  Tomorrow a new assignment would take him from me… and only his words remain.

His arm slid around me, pulling me closer.  I forced a smile, suppressing the tears that would come later.  Flowing… like waves on the blue Pacific.

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Thank you, Linda for your bitter sweet short story. Your last line of comparing tears to “waves on the Blue Pacific” resonants with poetry. Powerful!

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    Such a touching story in such few words Linda. Beautiful!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    I was emotional by your story, Linda. And your comparison of the blue eyes to pacific ocean and tears to waves in the pacific ocean was so deep. You did it well in just 100 words. Very nicely done.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Linda Rock
    1 year ago

    You’re welcome, Linda.

    Allan Neil
    Allan Neil(@allan-neil)
    1 year ago

    Wistful, sad and gentle, like the love you can touch, but not hold on to. Sweetness that doesn’t turn bitter. Your descriptive talent is remarkable. I could almost taste the salt in her tears, or was it the ocean?

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    1 year ago

    Not sure how I missed this story before, Linda. Definitely a tear-jerker, written with such sensitivity. Nicely done.

    Heather Chrzanowski
    Heather Chrzanowski(@heather-chrzanowski)
    1 year ago

    These 100 words left me wanting more! I wondered about this man and what his job was and what was going to happen to him…possibly the base for a longer story here! I liked your opening line. It really set the scene and atmosphere! Nice work Linda!

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    1 year ago

    Linda, this is a beautiful, bittersweet story and it left me wondering whether they would meet again? This was well written.

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