Sudden Shifts


Sudden Shifts

Sudden Shifts

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.


“Come on, Suzy. You look great! Alison has already told me about your new swim suit. She said you were a knock-out! “

“I’ve changed my mind. I don’t like this swimsuit.”

“Come on out. I’ll tell you the truth.”

Gerome looks around to see if anyone else is really paying attention to the two of them hollering back and forth at the changing closets. No one is near.

With the coast clear, Gerome steps inside the alcove.

Suzy sees the hair on top of his hear as he nears the changing room door.


“Stop squealing, Susan. The guards’ll come and think that I am some kind of pervert.”

“Well, get out of here.”

“Come on. We’ve already cut the watermelon. Fred and Freda are spittin’ their little hearts out to win the contest. They said only you are a fair judge.”

Then, from out of nowhere… the skies darken. “Susan. Come on. The weather’s changin’. It looks like a storm.”













The ice crystals had started small, but within seconds, the crystals were the size of golf balls.

Gerome runs to the changing room door, turned the knob, tears opened the door, and grabs Susan by the hand.

“Run for the car!” he yells.

Susan grabs a huge beach towel hanging on the wall nearby and races alongside of him.

The car doors slam shut just as the golf balls become softballs.

As if their souls had melded into one, both of them burst into incontrollable giggles.

Gerome reaches around with his right arm and lifts his Martin twelve-string from the back seat.Suzy angles herself a little closer to the passenger door. Gerome had done this before.

And this is what he sang….


And the rest …. as the say…. is history.


Written for The Daily Post: February 10, 2016.

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