Hopeful Lookout

PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames

He had spent weeks waiting, hoping, praying that she would come. This morning he had woken up optimistic – the ocean liner was docking today and he was sure she would step down the gangplank.

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He watched people disembarking and sensed their excitement. His avid search, however, did not show him a woman with straight black hair wearing her trademark sunhat and glasses. With the disappointment weighing him down, Alec acknowledged that she wasn’t going to come. A life on the islands far away from the city’s buzz was not for her. He had to accept her decision and move on.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

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33 thoughts on “Hopeful Lookout

  1. Your story makes me want to know more about the relationship. After all, there are many reasons why she might not be on the liner; is he premature in abandoning hope that she will join him, I wonder.
    You’ve written that story very engagingly, Colline.

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