One Minute Fiction — Breaking Waves

He stood behind the metal guardrail watching the waves break against the rocks just below. The waves were growing larger as the cold winds picked up and the storm clouds moved in. He snapped up his yellow rain slicker and covered his head with its hood, as much to keep him warm as to keep him dry when the large drops of rain started to fall.

As the wind grew stronger and the rain pelted him, he grabbed on to the handrail to try to keep from being blown away. He saw this moment, struggling against the elements, to be a perfect metaphor for his life, which was slowly slipping away.

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt. Photo credit: Lebaneselily.

18 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — Breaking Waves

  1. Chris February 19, 2022 / 6:35 pm

    Wonderful writing…truly enjoyed.

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  2. Sadje February 19, 2022 / 10:06 pm

    An emotive piece of writing

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  3. KL Caley February 20, 2022 / 12:19 am

    I loved the way the water reflects his emotions. Very powerful. KL ❤️

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  4. Nope, Not Pam February 20, 2022 / 2:13 am

    Great piece Fandango, I really felt the moment

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  5. parikhit February 23, 2022 / 8:03 am

    Life slowly slipping away! There is something about this line.

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  6. leigha66 March 11, 2022 / 7:43 pm

    You really set the scene well, I could feel that cold rain.

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