It’s time again, for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge, to write a story, inspired by her picture prompt, in 280 characters or fewer.
Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution.
Check out all the fabulously creative entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!
Photo by enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay.com
I had difficulty this week in coming up with a tale that I was happy with. In the course of trying, I discovered that a coarse sand grain may have a diameter of 1/20th of an inch. A first-order approximation of the number of grains of sand in one cubic inch (assuming cubic arrangement, spherical grains, uniformly sized) would be 20 x 20 x 20, or 8,000.
I am still managing to learn new things, even at my vast age! Use this information wisely folks.
Instead of a tale I imagined all of the difficulties of keeping the family happy, and entertained, on a crowded beach.
Lots of people twittering
most of them are littering
beach and ocean too
surely that’s not you
angry folk are bickering
bullies nasty snickering
what are we to do
what is that to you?
Mums and Dads with separate lives
wonder then that love survives
a rather dismal view
it’s really up to you