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100 word fiction: The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector

Tamsin’s heart drummed frantically as she tore through her pack, her books, and the messy desk– where was it?!

It had been over a week since since she visited the nearby beach after her interview. She always went there in search of peace and calm and was resolute in her quest to find it. She found it the perfect place where she could simplify all the challenges of her life just through introspection.

Everytime she went, she collected a few shells and brought them home keeping them on her shelf. But this time, she seemed to have misplaced her collection.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Interview, Fandango One Word Challenge: Simplify, Your Daily Word Prompt: Resolute, First Line Friday




Photography: Special moments


  1. Beautifully done. I know the feeling well.

  2. Nice story. Thanks for playing!

  3. Lovely and true, being alone with nature has a cleansing effect. I feel a sense of loss at the end as if her forgetfulness has taken over.

  4. Beaches are special places. I have a favourite one and a collection of stones, shells and other items the sea has weathered. You took me back to my quiet, peaceful place. Oh, and I misplace things all the time — so I related to the ending.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Lorraine :). It’s lovely that you could associate yourself with the story :D.

  5. I often misplace my collection, forgetting how to stay calm when I need to. Lovely story!

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes it’s quite a challenge to stay calm in such situations. Thanks for stopping by :).

  6. I live by a beach, I collect stones and shells. Without them I’d be lost for words, literally!

    My story!

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