#CarrotRanch #FlashFic Challenge: The Sound of the Sea

Carrot Ranch 3 August

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills is talking about sound, and has challenged writers to In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the sense of sound. It can be an onomatopoeia, a swearing session with sound alike substitutes, lyrical prose or a description of a sound. Go where you hear the prompt calling.

I’m on holiday right now at a beach front flat I’ve rented, very near where my daughter lives. When I saw Chari’s prompt, I thought it was very apt.


The sound of the sea is fabulous, but when you’re hearing it all day long, well, it can get a little repetitive, shall we say!

I’m not planning on getting a divorce, but the prompt did take me there!



The Sound of the Sea


Freddy left. He couldn’t stand the sound of the sea.

The spray of the waves as they crashed on the rocks filled their sea-front flat.

Freddy closed the windows to block out the insistent waves, but it was too hot for Sheila.

Sheila opened the windows. It was cooler but too noisy for Freddy.

Their life savings. Their dream house. Their paradise.

They’d worked hard, counted their pennies, and cut down on life’s luxuries; no summer holidays abroad, concerts, dinner and dancing, because they’d both agreed it was their Nirvana.

But things aren’t always what we imagine, are they?



Be careful what you wish for!

Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

8 thoughts on “#CarrotRanch #FlashFic Challenge: The Sound of the Sea

  1. Great flash. It’s interesting how we all have different responses to sounds. Sometimes we don’t realise until something “gets on our nerves”. Yeah, as Charli says, a soundcheck first would have been a good idea, before investing the money check!

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