With Beaufort County Relay for Life coming up on June 16th, I thought I’d add a little flash fiction or prose poetry from the Pamlico Writers’ fifty word challenge. My friend Kay Wilson wrote a piece for the challenge and I wrote a companion piece. This is for all of the survivors of breast cancer. God bless you.
She wore not a stitch,
The feel of the sand abrasive to her wrinkled skin
Passersby gawked but she paid them no mind
Alive to the rhythm of the ocean
The waves lulled her to a place of rest
Here, cancer didn’t exist
It was gone with her breast.