Friday Fictioneers — January 25 — A Place That Knew Him

Well, Friday Fictioneers is rapidly becoming a habit.  There are such wonderful writers out there who take part in this challenge. It’s an honor to be able to work with them on the same material each week, and it’s a privilege to see how wide and far-reaching the creativity can be when so many talented people look at the same photograph and set their imaginations free.

Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields is the hostess of this challenge, and if you’d like to join in the fun, you can find out all about it at her site:

Now on to the challenge for this week:  The photo is the work of Renee Homan Heath and is copyrighted to her.  You will find my story below the photo.

Copyright-Renee Homan Heath


This weathered boardwalk felt familiar to him. So familiar that his feet tread the boards firmly and deliberately, as if they knew exactly where he was going and what he’d find at the end.

Yes … he definitely felt he was headed for a place he knew – a place that knew him.

He stopped beneath the palm, scanning the white beach, enjoying the way the turquoise waves teasingly caressed it. Yes … familiar ….

Just a dozen more steps now … and he would remember. He knew it. All the memories he’d been futilely chasing since the accident would coalesce at this shoreline.

He would remember!

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37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — January 25 — A Place That Knew Him

  1. Great minds think alike! When I saw the picture, I immediately thought of returning memories, too. It’s probably because the beach brings brack memories from my own childhood. Loved your story! 🙂

    1. I was hoping the reference to the accident would make that more clear. If I expand on this later, I’ll be sure I work on that. Thanks for taking the time to read it and comment.

    1. Thank you, Rochelle. I was just thinking that, since I have one novel that is set almost exclusively in a coastal area, this little vignette could offer a way to slide into a sequel. Hadn’t thought in those terms when I wrote it, but a couple people have suggested it should lead to something more, so maybe I’ll look into it.

    1. Thank you, and, no, it is not my own work. I wish it were. I’m trying to learn to paint with watercolors and acrylics. Hopefully someday. This work is part of a collection I acquired, royalty free, for use on the internet and some print projects. It was considerably larger and a completely different color combination. I used a photo program to get it to the colors I wanted and, of course, re-sized it to fit the blog. I like it. Of course, I tend to get bored, so I change the look of the site about every couple of weeks.

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