Elastic Phantasm

Conceited Crusade

This week’s one word prompt is ‘swears’. A short story collaboration between Anyone’s Ghost and Listen to the Babe.

Kate and I were the only couple on the beach. The rains were over but the sky was still gray and people were afraid to come out. Even the seagulls stayed high and landed in the beach grass out of sight.

I asked Kate to take off her shawl and she walked with it trailing behind her in the wind. We had walked for over a mile when we came upon what looked like writing in the sand. The letters were too long to read and I tried to pull Kate along as if I didn’t notice them. Kate stopped and clapped her hands together. I kept walking but she pulled on my arm.

I felt the sand sinking down all around us. If we took one more step toward…

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