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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

In My Happy Place

The Group Blog Challenge for this week is to write a story in 100 words. Here is my attempt!


I lean back in my chair, contemplating the warm breeze. In front of me, the water stretches endlessly as children jump into the waves with glee. Breathing in the salty air until my lungs could burst, I sigh.


Sweet release.




The screams of a child in the distance blend with the carefree sounds of beach, sand and summer as I marvel at the depth of vision I am able to exercise with my mind's eye.

Minutes pass and duty calls. Desperately, I cling to remnants of my daydream as they slip away like sand through my fingers.

18 comments:

  1. I'm not a beach person, that that sounds very good.

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  2. I'm not a beach person, either! Lol! Wonder why my mind escapes to the beach when I'm ignoring my kids? :)

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  3. Your last sentence reminds me of the feeling I sometimes have when I first wake up, my dream still with me, but fading away and I can't always hang on to what it was.

    You did great with this!

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  4. Interesting choice. I can still see you in that white bathing suit with that big hat, jumping into my arms as I hold 3 year old Drew, because you thought a jellyfish was touching you!

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  5. Demands of kids pull me out of slumber at all hours. I feel that last sentence a lot. :)

    Missy, notice I wrote nothing about actually GOING into the water. LOL! Just sitting in my chair feeling the warm breeze!

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  6. I loved going there mentally with you! I am a water person thru and thru and the sands on the beach bring me peace along with the rolling waves. But for actual swimming, I am the pool girl all the way! No fishies and no weeds. Wonderful post.

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  7. w o w ...you always do this to me : )

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  8. Xo Brenda! You are a great cheerleader!! I adore this group! Everyone did so well on this chballenge!

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  9. It is always difficult when our kids pull us back to reality. Sometimes I would rather stay on the beach!! Great post!!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com/

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  10. You got me good! I thought maybe someone down the beach was struggling in the sea! Good story!

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  11. Mike! Lololol!! Nope, the screams are from my older son and his multiple needs. As a mom, I'd love to take the bad away, but I am learning as he grows that I am not always in control. Sometimes, he cries enough that I need to tap into "My Happy Place."

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  12. Oh Amy, I know I had moments like that. Four kids finally occupied at the same time for the space of at least two minutes.... when I could run away to my happy place (a forest). Loved this and I think it is my favourite of the week *hugs*

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  13. There is absolutely no place on earth like the beach. Loved it!

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  14. This is what I miss too, hope I will manage to get to the beach this week!

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  15. My happy place is sitting on a beach too, listening to the waves crashing against the shore and the children laughing. Ahhhhhh, peace.

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  16. This was a great post--I love the beach and I miss it.

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  17. Wonderful story! I love the beach so much, I'm only 15 minutes away from it. :)

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