Here is another of my Instagram picture prompts for you to get creative with. I invite you to have a go at writing a sentence/paragraph/short story to accompany the picture. Remember to link your post back to me, so I can read your creations and spotlight them in the next picture prompt post.
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*This picture was taken at Kynance Cove, Cornwall*
“There’s a boy out there!” I shout, squinting from the glare of the sun on the water.
He appears to be waist deep in the sea, but is surely at least two hundred yards out. He’d be way out of his depth. His clothes are wet, and his hair slick to his face. I know he looks at me for a little hand waves in my direction.
“Where?” Sally asks, scanning the water.
“He was just there,” I reply, desperately searching for the boy. Nothing disturbs the water. How? “I swear, he was right there. He waved to me.”
The elderly metal detectorist not a few metres away from us starts packing his stuff away in a fluster. “Ya girls best be getting back to ya hotel. Go on, now. Do not come back here, do ya hear? Try the north coast. Better waves, so they say.”
Sally scoffs. “Excuse me, why would we not come back here? We’re on holiday, Sir.”
“Just do as ya’r told,” he barks, and we both edge away from him.
“Let’s go,” I urge Sally, pulling her away.
She roots herself firmly in the sand. “I heard the locals don’t like the tourists a whole lot, but that’s just rude. Who does he think he is?” She turns back to the man. “We will go where we like, thanks all the same.”
The man growls in his throat, but offers a shrug. “Ah, do what ya like. Don’t say, Old Tom didn’t warn ya. Once ya have seen him, it’s a watery end for ya.”
“Seen who?” I ask, the hairs on my arms standing on end.
“The drowned boy is who.”
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