I love the beach, and I love to people watch. Sitting on my lounger, clad in sunglasses and a wide-brim hat, I blend into the surrounding landscape to observe unsuspecting beachgoers.
There is a darling young couple who appear to be enamored with one another, sharing kisses and inappropriate touches just beyond the shoreline.
I spot grandparents on holiday with their two young grandchildren. As their grandfather encourages them to venture further out into the ocean, his wife alternatively scolds him while gently coaxing the children closer to the shore.
A group of college students just arrived, carrying chairs and a cooler full of water bottles. Or so it appears. As the day wears on and the lively group becomes more boisterous, it is obvious that the bottles contain more than just water.
Or maybe not. All of this is pure speculation on my part, a by-product of my overactive imagination. I gather my things and prepare to take my leave. Tomorrow is new day, another opportunity to create new stories.
Word count: 171
This is my offering for the 116th Challenge of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by Priceless Joy. Many thanks to Louise of The Storyteller’s Abode for this week’s photo prompt.
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