Friday, February 25, 2011

Si, Sea, or See

Her head had been throbbing for the last half an hour. Turning the book over in her lap so she wouldn't lose her page, she settled her head back against her pillow and let out a long audible sigh.She guessed it was nearing 5am. Time was elusive though, and it could just as easily have been 6am. She turned her head so she could look out the window. Big white fluffy clouds filled the sky. Only an occasional splotch of deep blue could be seen. "How much longer?" she wondered.

She watched for a few more moments  before returning to her book. It was no good. Her head was throbbing worse than before. She closed it and lay it next to her. Closing her eyes, her mind began to run through the life choices that had brought her this far. She hadn't noticed she'd drifted to sleep until she was gently nudged awake.

"Look," said a man's voice. She followed his slender finger and found herself looking out the window again. Far below her lay the deep blues of the Aegean Sea and for the first time in her life, she knew she had arrived home.

*** One Minute Writer ***

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