Start your story with someone emerging from the sea, and end it with them looking up at the stars.
Posted in Fantasy on Oct 25, 2022
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“All The Things You Did Not Say” by 🎀 Ɪᴍᴀᴀɴ ᴋʜᴀᴋɪ 🎀
The wind howls mercilessly as you emerge from the sea of people crowding the sidewalks as usual on your way to work. As you round the familiar street corner that leads to your office building, you see a young woman in the park. You see the way she sits on the neatly-trimmed grass, cross-legged and back straight, her smiling face angled towards her book; she’s buried somewhere in a tiny universe of sweet solace amidst the chaos of the city that surrounds her. Hers is a face full of such serenity and tranquility tha...
“One Man's Trash” by Pamela Griner
There was no way for it to know for sure how long it had been in the sea, following the current, subject to the whims of wind and weather. It certainly felt seasick, but that would have been true after an hour or two. Still, there was enough variation in temperature and the movement of the sun and moon for it to understand that it had been months, at the very least. Months since it was violently flung into the sea, from the end of Enrique’s arm, which had been twisted behind his fully-torqued body, and accompanied by a feral scream to giv...
“The Stars and the Sea” by 𝔸𝕓𝕚𝕘𝕒𝕚𝕝 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤 (♡𝓓𝓻𝓪𝓰𝓸𝓷 𝓒𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓭𝓼𝓾𝓻𝓰𝓮♡) (inactive For Summer)
I sat on the damp rock, staring at the sun as it prepared for its nightly slumber. The air had a slight chill to it, but I didn't mind. I always watched the sunset on the beach, no matter the weather. Nothing was more beautiful, in my opinion. It was quiet, except for the occasional seagull and the roar of the waves. My mother had always watched the sunset with me when I was little, and I was determined to continu...
“Blood covered eyes” by Oasis Romem
He almost died, but after 60 days alone in the Pacific Ocean, he saw land. “I’m saved" Daniel Floyd said as his raft slowly floated towards the island, and Daniel could be right, that’s the first time in two months he is seeing anything other than water.The raft finally arrived to the beach, and Daniel felt the sand, he cried and then fainted.He could hear someone walking towards him but couldn’t move.“I'LL BE OK BEVERLY, I PROMISE"“DON'T TRUST THE TREE PEOPLE, DON'T T...
“The Sun Still Shines” by Zea Bowman
She arose from the ocean.Sea foam bubbled and thrived around her, jumping like fish at her feet. The water itself parted to make way for her, and she bent down to pet it, smiling and revealing perfect white teeth. Her body was perfect in every way, shape, and form. Her platinum blonde hair was as waves of pure earth, sofly reflecting the light of the sun; each strand moving freely in an ocean born breeze, a compliment to her stillness. Her sun kissed skin shone in the sunlight, as if it sparkled. W...
“Jokes on You, I'm an Immortal” by Lily Kingston
As my head broke through the freezing sea water, salty drops dripped down my face as I gulped up the chilly night air. The only illumination on this cold February night was the breathtaking, lonely stars above, staring down at me as I looked up to meet their gaze. While I softly treaded water, only one thought ran through my mind: I can’t believe that son of a bitch actually pushed me in. Guess he was serious about that...
“Where the Sea Meets The Stars” by Doubra Akika
Stuck in a world of our own, Humanity was always a world away, It was just the sea, my mother and me. I should have listened, The sea has destroyed us. They say water has memory. Imagine what a gigantic body of water could hold; the deception of sailors against their wives,...
“Starfish Grotto” by Echo Sundar
I thought I was dreaming at first. Though I was hallucinating. Because seriously how could that happen? I must have been reading too many stories about the Greek gods. In Stories about greek gods, it was normal for people to rise out from the sea. Aphrodite rose from the sea covered in light blue silk and all the gods begged for her hand. That happened in stories. Not in real life. Not in my life. But there sh...
“Made of the Sea and the Stars” by Vie Tan
Live. You gasp — air fills your lungs like glass, bringing you painful life and you cannot get enough of it. Once, twice, your lungs are filled most excruciatingly, but this pain is not allowed time to mellow into nothingness — darkness closes in again just as rapidly. Live. Again, you are thrusted up beyond the surface; the darkness remains, for you do ...
“Sincerely, Mama and Papa” by Zahra Daya
I brush a piece of seaweed from my neck, it grazes my cheek and reluctantly falls, withering back into the depths of the churning sea. The sea spews out more seaweed that clings to my ankles and sends goosebumps down my neck. I close my eyes, trying to block out the events of the past couple of hours. No. I try to force the thoughts out of my fragile mind, but they persist, wiggling through little apertures and bringing an orphic ambiance with it. Chaos. It was complete chaos and the ...
“Swashbuckling” by Angel Elle
In the distance, past the harbor, if anyone had been keeping watch, there would have appeared the faintest of disturbances in the sea; a slight discrepancy from the soft, but pummeling waves crashing onto the rocks that lined it.There in the distance, Robert was clinging to the fated piece of driftwood that had spared his life. Exhausted by the events of the past day, his semiconscious mind was having difficulty grasping the scene of safety in front of him. At first, he had assumed it was a mere mirage, a frequent plague ...
“From the Island in the Sea to the Stars in the Sky” by Cassia Savage
The sky was dark with only stars to shine light on the island and the sea, and there was no sign of the dawn, for it had been weeks and still no sun appeared. The island - and the people called it Hidden; it was not more than a myth in their eyes - had solely a tower made of stone on it. The myth was that there was a princess in the tower, made of gold and light, and only a prince could save her. Over the many years of...
“Ripped” by Holly Fister
If there was an art to looking sexy at the beach, Heather hadn’t mastered it. She imagined emerging from a calm sea with slick hair and a glistening body, hips swaying as she strode to shore. Instead, she stepped on a sharp shell and screeched like a parrot. An incoming wave hit the back of her knees as she hopped in pain, and she buckled. The roiling water crashed over her body and sent her tumbling toward shore with the churning sand, depositing her on the beach in a tangled mess of limbs and hair.“WIPEOUT!” Beau screa...
“The Houseguest” by Mallory Senn-Flinn
Examining her pruned fingers, callused tips a form of proof that she exists here, she lets a wave push her back up to shore. It’s a gentle nudge, a friendly reminder that all good things must end and that there’s work to be done.With a quiet reluctance, she does as instructed and stands from her seat on the ocean floor, finding the water only up to her knees after that last wave. She knows she’ll be back this evening, but it’s still hard to leave. She wants to live in the water, be one with that kind, but occasionally temperamental...
“Bright Futures at Sea ” by Shannon Ruane
Bright Futures at Sea.Under the cover of night, Andrea Houghman finally finished her nightly ocean swim. As she arose from the Lush Island sea she reminded herself that this was not just any night. It was her late mother's birthday, and on the beach and in the sea were some of her fondest memories of time spent with her mother. As she did every year since her return to Lush Island, she took a late night swim to honor her mother. Swimming was her ...
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