Ah don’t be stupid. Could be a long wait...
I shrank back as I recognised...
100 - actually 100 instalments. Will this ever be finished?!
A weather-beaten sign lay half hidden under a nearby gorse bush. Its faded, peeling letters just visible. Footpath closed. No Access to Beach. Too late telling me now I thought. I tried to stand, but felt a searing pain in my leg. As the rain intensified I began to shiver. (272 characters) If you've … Continue reading Haunted Coast #99
I pulled on my coat, looking around. No shelter nearby. But the tide was out. Walking along the beach below the cliffs might be less exposed. I made my way down to the shore. The uneven ground grew greasy in the gathering rain. I skidded on bare earth, turned my ankle and fell… (278 characters) … Continue reading Haunted Coast #97
The wet earth turned treacherous, lending speed to my fall. Gorse tore at my hands as I reached for something, anything to break my fall but I could do nothing before the ground levelled. I lay for a moment, face down, winded. Gingerly I sat up, felt my ankle and winced. (270 characters) If … Continue reading Haunted Coast #98
I leaned back against the sun-warmed rock. There was something drowsy in the stillness. Bees buzzing softly around me, I slept. The first fat drops of rain woke me. I sat up. Still warm, but the air was thick and the sky wore a gloomy tinge. I heard a roll of far-off thunder. (275 characters) … Continue reading Haunted Coast #96
Dan… my dark eyed friend. In 1978 he’d have been, I guessed, 10 or 11. The age for carving his name. I wondered. From here I could see the whole bay. Sea and sky blurring together in the humid air. The cliffs less sheer, tussocks of grass on sandy earth sloping down to the beach. … Continue reading Haunted Coast #95
As the sun reached its zenith, the day grew hotter. The sea shimmered in the haze. Not a breath of wind. I pushed my pace until my calves burned, but as midday approached I chose a rocky outcrop, to rest and eat. My eye was drawn to graffiti carved in the rock. Tony & Dan … Continue reading Haunted Coast #94
What was he hiding?