Tuesday, 28 May 2013

#TantalizingTuesdays - Forever

Another Tuesday - another flash.

Enjoy Forever...

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The water was colder, much colder than it had been that day. Their movements were stiffer, and the music only played in their heads, but none of that mattered. They were here on their beach, all these years later.
Ethel would not have thought it possible that she could be happier, now, thirty years later, than she had been on their wedding day. She smiled into Henry's eyes, and even though he could not see her anymore, he smiled back. The connection they shared had only become stronger through the years.
He stumbled and she caught him. Concern for the man she loved made tears well up in her eyes.
"Don't cry, my darling. I'm still here."
His once so strong voice was a mere whisper across the background of the waves rolling over their feet, yet his inner strength remained. He pulled her close, his hot breath feathering over the spot under her ear that always turned her insides to mush.
"Guide me home, my love. There is something else we have to do."
He kissed her tears off her face, and she felt the shudder go through him, as he tried to hide his pain.

"I love you."

Tantalizing Tuesday Authors use a photo prompt to tease in 200 words. Please click on the graphic to check out the other fabulous participating authors.
Let me know what you thought of my teaser today.
Till next week, folks.

D x  


  1. Oh Doris your TT pieces always touch me! Lovely :)

    1. Thanks so much, Dee. The pic just spoke to me :-)

  2. Very romantic and beautifully written

  3. What a beautiful and moving piece. It really is wonderful to see love live and grow so long.

    1. Yep, I love seeing old couples together. Always makes me smile.

  4. Very significant writing about the older generation. It's good to read, romance prevails even in older age people.

  5. Wow, pretty epic and wonderfully described. Despite his health, he still manage show the affection. Great tease Doris. I loved it.

  6. Beautiful, tender and moving. This is love, real love, captured perfectly.

  7. I'm so sorry I got to this late. It's so beautiful... exactly what I want for my future. Thanks for the inspiration!