The Silver Surfer…it’s Six Sentence Thursday

It’s Thursday so why not write a 6 Sentence story. Well, maybe not a story. Maybe a 6 sentence fragment. Yeah, that’s it. Fragment. It’s Zoe’s thing, ya know and a darned good thing too. She offers the challenge every week to any and all to throw some letters, a few words, up on the screen, today’s version of pen and paper. 6 sentences. No more, no less.  So here it goes….

The silver haired surfer gazed hungrily at the roiling waves tempting, teasing, taunting him.
Propped sloppily in an ancient chair, like an oft used stage prop soon destined to be cataloged and archived amidst other relics in a warehouse not of his choosing, he let slip a tear. There were no blinds or curtains on the window, all the more to torment eyes long used to the stinging of salt and sea spray the same salt and sea spray that glazed the panes of clear glass just beyond his reach. The energy was still there, coursing through a frame twisted, like an aged juniper tree welded to a coastline ravaged by decades of storms, every element nature can inflict. This day, he would have given his one remaining leg for the opportunity to walk out of the 2 story faded stucco building. And then he would run, run across sand swept hot asphalt, a lover to his beloved, thankful for burning sand beneath his soles, small price to pay for the chance to embrace the ocean one last time.

 

Image result for gnarled tree on coastline

 

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17 thoughts on “The Silver Surfer…it’s Six Sentence Thursday

  1. Wow that was awesome… I haven’t had time to get to sss yet but saw your title and had to read it.

    The Silver Surfer was my comic book hero… He had such a conscience…

  2. A aged surfer with one remaining leg makes me wonder what happened to his other leg. That photo of the twisted tree is an excellent choice for the descriptive phrases you used to describe him. No two juniper trees look exactly alike, but most of the older ones do have a twisted appearance.

    1. That is the mystery but I’m willing to bet being in the ocean had something to do with it! The question is where did the “accident” occur? 😀
      Thanks! I have always loved trees, the aged ones mostly.

  3. Pretttyyyyyyy new theme/background here, by the way. 🙂 Just hopped over to see what you’re up to…and saw that.
    Hope you’ve been well. I’ve been recovering from a terrible cold. 😛 Almost there. Whew!

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