August 10, 2010

Drabble #72



Photo Prompt: Shell

They didn’t get up to the beach that often, but she was an indiscriminate collector, so she just grabbed whatever shells she found, not caring that they were tiny, or boring, or broken, or that she already had three of the same kind. She didn’t care about identifying the species that had once lived there, had no sense of aesthetics, just wanted a big box full of shells. She was so unpretentious about it that she was happy when her father ordered mussels at dinner and brought her back those hard, fragile casings to add to her increasingly erratic collection.

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