Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Resurrecting The Seashell House

My writing buddies, Erin Cole and Michael Solender have resurrected old six sentence stories based on a picture prompt, The Seashell House and have posted it on their blogs here and here. Thought I'd join them...

The Seashell House
A Mexican couple on the verge of divorce paid an architect to design their old home into a perfect replica of a seashell. Eight months later, they moved back in and discovered they could no longer hear each other speak. The surf of the ocean was too loud an echo. She cried silently for weeks, until the taste of her quiet tears became the salt of his earth. He eventually stopped wiping away her wet kisses, and instead let them dry slowly on his cheeks. They’ve never been happier.


  1. This is fantastic, I love resurrecting the oldies. see you fri!

  2. Damn, that's beautiful! So glad you dug that out.
    I know there must be a few more around too, waiting to breathe life again.

  3. I was just writing to Erin that the SeaShell challenge was one of my favorites because it produced so many neat writes (yours is so Zapata awesome). Erin and Michael's are spectacular too. ;-)

  4. Angel, that was great. Missed it first time around but enjoyed that. Thanks!