Friday, October 17, 2014

The Shell

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

The little shells were littered across her workshop.   A veritable cornucopia of molluscs in an assortment of shapes and colour pleasing to behold.  

There was a time when people were happy to get just a seashell, with their iridescent insides reflecting the colours of the sea.  Put one close to your ear and hear the rushing of the sea-tides. Close your eyes and smell the salty breeze. 

But now they wanted works of art, framed and decorated with natural stones, sea stars and corals.

Surely you know her? She sells sea shells by the sea shore from her web store.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100



14 comments :

  1. I liked the bit at the end with the web store. Ha ha. Personally, I think shells from the store are just not quite the same as when you find them on the shore. I loved your take. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Amy I am glad you liked it. I do agree there is nothing to beat the experience of discovering shells on the shore.

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  2. Dear Subroto,

    You made me laugh and groan at the same time. She sells seashells by the sea shore...one of my dad's favorite tongue-twisters. Your addition of "from her web store" modernizes it nicely. Fun piece. I really enjoyed it.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle I am glad you liked it. With molluscs in the picture I could have gone for clean clams crammed in clean cans ;-)

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  3. Yay...first story this week to make me LOL!

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    1. Thanks Dawn I am glad it made you laugh.

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  4. Subroto, Very funny. : ) I guess that's the way it's done these days. : ) --- Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan, glad you liked it.

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  5. A charming, clever story. Your storekeeper is sharp to move into value-adding. She's got her ear to the market, not the seashells.
    Marg

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Marg, I guess it's a sea change for her now.

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  6. Very clever - the shells she sells are seashells I'm sure!

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    1. Thanks Lizy I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

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