April A to Z Challenge: P

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Pink sand, pink sky

Today's writing prompt for the AtoZ challenge is: Pink sand, pink sky. Here is my entry:


There was only a sliver of pink sky visible at the horizon, peeking between clouds, but it was enough to turn the sand pink. Pink sand was her cue. Andi had looked at the sky before Sam left and said, “Head home when the sand turns pink.” Sam had not been sure what she meant at the time, but there was no mistaking it now. The pink sand meant the sun was setting and it was time to get home before dark fell and the dunes became a maze that would be impossible to navigate again until morning. Wanting one last peek at this gorgeous shoreline before leaving, she climbed the soft sand to the top of the nearest dune.

In the distance, she could see a boy walking along the beach. That was odd. Andi’s property was fenced off and visitors were not encouraged. Sensing her eyes on him, he turned. Their eyes met for a split second before he turned away, hastily, and increased his pace up the beach. Sam wondered where he was going. There was nothing to the north for miles. 

When she mounted the next rise, she looked for him, but he was gone.


I've challenged myself to create a writing prompt and write a short response to it each day of April as part of the A to Z blogging challenge. Read more about the A to Z blogging challenge here. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Hi visiting from the A to Z I've really enjoyed reading back through your posts, some lovely intriguing little stories.