Thursday Photo Prompt.Wave. #writephoto.

This my entry for Sue Vincent of Daily Echo #writephoto.

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Wave

Watching the mist rolling in on the tide none of them could of imagined what was coming. The empty beach looked so peaceful and safe.

The cattle in the fields behind them knew, they moved uneasily and their mooing grew to a crescendo. The dogs knew too they all left save one. She stayed close to her master.

Unsettled by the noise of the cattle the people of the cliff top moved towards their houses. The man and his faithful dog the last ones to leave.

At midnight the cattle finally fell silent and the lights in the three seaview cottages went out.

The mist stayed for three days. None of the villagers ventured near the beach or the clifftops. They all felt the menace in the air.

On the fourth day the mist was gone, so we’re the cliffs, the cattle and the cottages and their occupants.

The landscape was vastly changed, the land now ran straight to the sea, the fields level with the beach. Three families gone….five generations between them.

The beach was different too no longer golden and peaceful but grey and forbidding. They never found a soul from the cottages nor any of the cattle only the dog remained.

One of the villagers took her in but though still a gentle soul she was now so timid she was almost unapprochable.

After a while she died, no one ever spoke of what happened again untill many years later when on a beautiful sunny afternoon another mist rolled in.

They had no idea that this was the second wave.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 30, 2018 @ 13:54:36

    Creepily beautiful sis! I read it twice!

    Reply

  2. Sue Vincent
    Jun 30, 2018 @ 14:00:32

    Very mysterious, Willow! And well told too xxx

    Reply

  3. D. Wallace Peach
    Jun 30, 2018 @ 16:17:34

    Intense story, Willow. And lots of reality to it as well. My brother experienced an earthquake and tsunami on an island in Alaska. The dogs knew it was coming long before the people. This gave me the chills.

    Reply

  4. Iain Kelly
    Jul 01, 2018 @ 06:06:26

    Such a build of menace and intrigue. Really spooky and chilling, I like that you left it unexplained.

    Reply

  5. Dorinda Duclos
    Jul 01, 2018 @ 18:18:58

    Gave me goose bumps! This is wonderful! ❀

    Reply

  6. Trackback: Photo prompt round-up – Wave #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo
  7. awisewomansjourney
    Jul 05, 2018 @ 09:52:46

    You have left me wanting more!!! Great Write!! ❀

    Reply

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