Tuesday, June 11, 2019

That memorable trip



She inhaled the sea wind.  The sands were soft on her feet.   Afternoon sun was ebbing away, giving her a tangerine glow  

When I saw her, she was bouyed by the place's serenity.   It is not often that the company is spending money for an out of the city management conference.

"Have a good night, Vangie", I smiled at her.   "Don't forget to set your alarm at 7:00 for breakfast tomorrow."

"Yes, I will".

I was chatting with another guest, when far away an interrupted cry was heard.     We ran to Vangie's room.   She came out, deflated  jellyfish with arms blanket-wrapped.  

"Can you please call the doctor?".    

She had vomitted the "fresh" clams that she bought from the fisherman with a boat that afternoon.   

She missed the day's conference & went home.  She left her sandy collection of sea shells & coral stones.


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Prosery, hosted by Bjorn Rudberg. This is a flash fiction of 144 words with the line:
 When far away an interrupted cry 
taken from the poem acquainted with the night by Robert Frost.

9 comments:

  1. Oh... with all the beauty and the company offering everything ends with those clams ... I feel sorry for her, but it will be a good story for years to come.

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  2. What a disappointment those "fresh" clams were...poor Vangie.

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  3. What a bummer for her Grace, she must have been so disappointed...

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  4. do not eat shell fish...i once had to go to emergency after a reaction myself...bkm

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  5. Oh my. She went from buoyed to sunk. Bummer.

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  6. The 'crisis' in the story isn't extreme which I enjoyed.

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  7. From elation to deflation in two "not-so-neat" acts. I enjoyed the descriptions and felt bad for poor Vangie.

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  8. Poor lady - she deserved a better time than that. I'm careful with seafood...

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