The wet sand fell away from under her feet with the receding wave.
The water was warm, the waves gentle. A perfect day for a swim.
When was the last time she went swimming in the ocean?
When was she first apprehensive about wearing a bathing suit in public?
© Josie Kirkwood 2020
Previously published in ‘The Friday Fix’ on Medium 28 February 2020. Inspired by the prompt quote: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Micro-fiction is tiny fiction of up to ~300 words with 50-word stories known as ‘Dribbles’ and 100-word stories known as ‘Drabbles’. Often written to a prompt and tight deadline, these tiny stories provide creative challenge and an opportunity to experiment or write in different genres. Sometimes Dribbles and Drabbles can inspire a longer piece of fiction.