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“Sea Mist Dreams,” #Haibun #Senryu

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for January 31, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sea mist. How does it create an environment for a story? It can set the stage or take the stage. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by February 5, 2019.


I walk along the sandy path strewn with starfish and seashells which seems to beckon me toward the sea. Pearls and aquamarine crystals dot the trail. The salt water scent of the sea mist wafts over me as the sound of stormy waves crashing against stony cliffs draws me closer to my goal.

I imagine the mer-people, undines, water nymphs, and sirens who assist with the flow of life, balancing emotions with healing, cleansing, love, and beauty. I can’t help but wonder how I got here.

Childish dreams bring hope—
as past and present conspire
to present new paths.

©2019 Colleen Chesebro

Happy Saturday, my friends. <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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59 Comments

  1. I love the mystical quality of your sea mist story, Colleen. Your poetic conclusion is perfect.

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  3. I see the path so clearly, all the details lighting the way to a place of feminine energy and healing.

  4. This is delightful, Colleen.

  5. Lovely. Who cares how one gets to an idyllic place like this, as long as you end up living in the moment to the fullest.

  6. Delightful! I could smell that wonderful seaweed as I read my way through your story and found my way into the poem 🙂

  7. Splendid imagery, Colleen! You took me to the beach, and I was watching it all. <3

  8. There’s nothing as uplifting as the sea. This is beautiful, Colleen <3

  9. Beautiful, Colleen. What a lovely take on the prompt. You transported me there. 🙂

  10. Beautifully written ♥

  11. What an underwater dream, Colleen!

  12. What beautiful words.

  13. Nicely done – it is beautiful

  14. Your voice is serenity
    Your words so soothingly strung. Thank you for this moments respite

  15. So lovely sis 💜

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