A listless ocean carried it away in slow undulations of fingering surf. Moonlight glinted off its glass protectorate like a lighthouse spotlight, on then off, on then off, as it dipped up and down on the waves. I said goodbye with sea spray in my eyes wondering if my little bottle of thoughts would ever find a kindred spirit or just be smashed upon some distant reef. Would the words on that crumpled paper it guarded tell my story, or pool in smudged ink and lost memories. Who knew? Not I. But I’d tried. After all, I’d never wanted saving just the acknowledgment of someone knowing I was there.
Richard is a writer and author of The Eternals Series published by Creativia. A former Authonomy.com gold medalist, part of HarperCollins, Richard has had many short stories and poetry published and always feels extremely privileged each time. A prolific writer, a constant source of clearing his mind, Richard has created this website to share just some of the many poems and prose he has written that would otherwise have fallen by the wayside. Reading and writing have always been Richard's main love along with the pursuit of keeping fit. Running, walking, and anything that provides a spectacular view always feature highly for him. Running in the rain with his headphones on whilst dreaming up some future storyline is just about perfect. It would be nicer still if that run was in Switzerland or Norway, but we can't have everything. Oh, and coffee, lots and lots of coffee. View all posts by Richard Ankers