Body At The Beach – By Christine A. Kirchoff

*Winner of the SSL Writer’s Forum – Micro Fiction Writing Prompt*

The long walk through the park was serene. Coming upon the beach at the bay was even better. I sat for hours at a time here. Watched the waves crash, the boats sail by, my book seemed to always be forgotten and left as I watched the sights. Today however I stumbled across something a bit shocking. A dead body lay in the sand. The blue lips of a beautiful woman that once sprinted upon this earth. Now she was merely fish food or crab food. It was grotesque to be so awed and continue to stare. Then I realized that face belong to someone I knew, my ex wife. Well now, wasn’t this interesting. She was making my life hell and here she is, just corroding away.

I left the beach with a skip in my walk. The shirt off revealed my tanned body and hid the slight stain. She always did know how to ruin a shirt. Full of sand and slightly wet, I whistled. If she was ever found she’d be too hard to identify. Some fish bait tied to her and then out to sea. The bigger fish will surely take care of the rest. What a great day it is to be me.

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Christine A. Kirchoff currently lives on Long Island New York. Chris recently quit her professional job to pursue her love of writing.. She’s beating away at the keys everyday and getting closer to the completion of her manuscript, SURIVIVAL OF THE BROKEN. Chris often takes a break from her manuscript to go on long walks with her dog and gain inspiration for her recent short stories. Chris is an up and coming young author, one to keep an eye on.

9 Comments
  1. Reply
    Jen
    December 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Chris: Another great one. You’re something else, lady! Love to Jack!
    Jen

  2. Reply
    Gray
    December 29, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Christine:

    Excellent, my young friend. A nice piece of writing

  3. Reply
    bettany17
    December 29, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    You’re a terrific writer………..this is good. No wonder it is now published on SSL. Congratulations.

  4. Reply
    Chris
    December 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks Jen!

    Thank you much Gray!! 🙂

    Aw, thanks Bet!

  5. Reply
    Serina
    December 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    This is an amazing piece of work. well done!

  6. Reply
    daryl
    January 1, 2009 at 3:55 am

    what a great read chris. i love your stories. all the best with your writing future.

  7. Reply
    Chris
    January 2, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Thank you much Serina. 🙂

    Thanks Daryl. 2009 is a new year, may all inspiring writers have some success!

  8. Reply
    Chris
    January 2, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Great piece ! So nice to have you with us at SSL.

    Chris S.

  9. Reply
    Chris
    January 4, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I’ve made such great friends at SSL. 🙂

    Thanks Chris!

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