Empty Shell


Her workbench is by the window. She calls it “Nature Table”. As a marine biologist her job is to examine seashells placed on her table with proper label mentioning date, time and place of collection.

Examining shells is a pretext. She loves to look out of the window at the distant horizon where sky meets the sea. She can look at it for hours on end.

When do you work? Always find you staring outside! What are you looking at?

What can she explain? After losing everything to sea, shells remind her of how empty is her life.

Word Count : 99

This is an effort to write a flash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 3rd, Oct, 2018, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

 Photo Promt : Sandra Cook

54 thoughts on “Empty Shell

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  1. Sad that the sea has taken away her prized possessions.
    Hope the sea repays & gives her calmness & comfort & the power to tide over her loss…
    It must be tough for her as she must be remembering every time she sees the sea.

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