FFfAW – Beachfront Movie


At each sunset, we sat on the deck of our beach front property at Strong Man's Cove, watching the magnificent colors glimmer off the ocean glass.

We jumped out of our chairs as soon as we heard the screams. A small framed woman with flowing black hair was running from a dark haired man.

Before I could make a move to help this poor woman, the man caught her and they both fell to the sand and began to struggle. I watched agape at the scene unfolding in front of me.

He then began passionately kissing her and it became obvious she was returning this passion. I was stunned and confused. What was I seeing? Then my eyes caught sight of the camera man and a group of people. They walk up to the couple and exchanged some words I wasn't privy to hear.

They all walked off the beach leaving us, once again, to watch the setting sun and me thinking, how we are all actors in a movie of our own making.


Thank you to momtheobscure for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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114 thoughts on “FFfAW – Beachfront Movie

  1. “how we are all actors in a movie of our own making.” ~> I love this line. What a perfect line to end your story and what a strong line by itself as well. It’s so true, isn’t it? We are all actors starring in our own movies.

  2. Very true. It kind of reminded me of that famous scene in From Here to Eternity where the couple is kissing on the beach so I couldn’t figure out if the actual movie had started yet. Great story.

  3. I would’ve been so confused but I don’t think I would’ve gone over and help. I’m small, it’s not like I can stand up to the guy. Well done. πŸ™‚

  4. A very profound ending. It would be weird to see that and think, ‘oh, they’re just shooting movie.’ But you are very right we are all playing roles in our own lives. Shakespeare said: ” All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” Same or similar to what you say πŸ™‚ Nice write.

  5. Hi Joy, All the world’s a stage isn’t it…..I did enjoy your take, well done and we all do contribute our tiny bit to life’s play…

  6. How very clever on the name Strong Man’s Cove. I love “glimmer off the ocean glass”. And your ending is really quite true, we are all actors in a movie of our own making…another terrific story PJ! I must admit I was happy that they started kissing rather than something else and then of course it turns out they are filming a movie….phew! πŸ™‚

  7. GEEEZ! What a story, PJ! It was engrossing like I thought a crime is happening, then it turned romantic, then it turned into another! GEEZ!!! This is AWESOME! And that last line: “how we are all actors in a movie of our own making.” *clap* *clap* *clap*

  8. As what they’ve said, you’ve perfectly wrapped the story with that last line PJ! Great job! This was a pleasure to read. πŸ™‚ Haha. I guess he didn’t see that coming, did he?

  9. Great take on the prompt, PJ. I love your pictures and just discovered that I’ve actually been to where this photo was taken – Montorosso, right? Need to be more observant next time! It’s such a gorgeous part of Italy.. x

  10. You did an awesome job on this one, Joy! I was wondering what was going on as well and surprised at the ending. It always amazes me how something happens so quickly, yet your mind has time to throw in warning signs when you are not sure what is going on. In this case, the action was perfectly harmless, but that is not always the case. We are indeed actors in a film of our own making! Often times ‘our’ film needs editing. Enjoyed this very much. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, Jessie! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. That is true, things can change so quickly and alter our perceptions. You are right. Often times our personal movies need editing!

  11. how we are all actors in a movie of our own making.” Great line!
    This was an emotional roller coaster – the relaxing beauty at the start – then danger- then suspicion and confusion – then it’s all over. The stuff of life.

  12. β€œwe are all actors in a movie of our own making.” Wonderful end to a what just happened story. Loved it. It’s special skill to take a picture and turn in into a wonderful story. ❀

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