Footprints in the Sand

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Casting off her sleek brown pelt (but holding it close), she rises from the surf. No goddess, though men will be drawn to her, despite–or perhaps because of–her otherworldliness. Through the waves, she walks, clumsily at first, as she adjusts to two legs and to being upright. The world looks different to her now. It feels different, too. The air is cool against her skin; the breeze dances across the new womanly curves of her body. She steps onto the beach, eager to embrace this life, if only temporarily, leaving footprints in the sand. The sea covers and takes them, keeping a trace of her to hold in its depths till she returns to it. And she will.

 

I’m late, but this is for Frank’s Footprints in the Sand challenge.    

Another selkie story–because, well, selkies.

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23 thoughts on “Footprints in the Sand

  1. Whoa … definitely unique!. My first two thoughts were around science fiction and Wonder Woman. Your words unquestionably painted a visual scene. Thumbs up … and a toast to your participation … Well, later today 😉

  2. Those selkies fit right into the footprints theme. 🙂 I like the description of casting off her sleek brown pelt. This set your story right into your fantasy realm, Merril.

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