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An unsettled man reflects on his first love, a relationship that ended in disaster.

That Other Summer

Lawrence_original_3-1by Lawrence Estrey23 Feb 2019

The other summer, long ago.

The dancing waves filling the bay with music.

The clouds sailing through the sky, white and clear, pushed along by a soft wind.

She’d stood in front of him on the shore, her face close to his, almost touching his, her wild raven hair smelling of the sea.

Now, the shore is deserted and seagulls circle the tops of cliffs, bleating, like they’d done that other summer.