Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#Trifextra: Week 72 – Summer

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This weekend’s Trifecta Challenge is all about summer.


‘Summer, to us, is both complicated and uncomplicated. Intricate travel itineraries and kicked-off sandals with sand still clinging to the soles. Carefree cloud-gazing days spent lying beside one body of water or another and big money spent on childcare and amusement parks. It means leaving home or coming home. This weekend we’re asking you to describe summer in your own words. Thirty-three of them exactly, of course. Good luck! – See more at:



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Picking through rock pools; crabs scuttling, anemones waving, limpets stuck fast. Waves shushing; pebbles clacking. Sun blinds, glinting off crests. Eyes down, don’t notice the clouds roll in, until the cold rain hits.



Written by Sarah Ann

June 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

23 Responses

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  1. There’s something quintessentially summer about losing yourself so deeply in the outdoors. Great job!


    June 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm

  2. It is indeed a season of contradictions. Well captured!

    Maggie Grace

    June 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    • Especially in the UK where rain is waiting around ever corner. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 10:57 pm

  3. ohhhh summer by the seaside. 🙂


    June 17, 2013 at 12:23 am

  4. I can smell the salt in the air. Thanks for linking up!


    June 17, 2013 at 1:16 am

    • 🙂 Glad you got salty air – I should have tried to squeeze a reference in.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 10:58 pm

  5. I love simply getting so immersed in the beauty of where I am, be it the beach, the forest, the mountains, etc., that I lose track of time. I’ve had to be careful of that back home in Nova Scotia. It is easy to go to the beach at low tide, get lost in the endless expanses of sand and forget that the old tide goes out but, it eventually comes back in, too. Yur post is very well done. Thanks for rekindling those awesome smmer memories for me.

    • I’m glad the writing was able to rekindle memories. I was working from mine. Now watch out for that tide behind you.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

  6. Been there. So lovely Sarah Ann!


    June 17, 2013 at 3:14 am

    • Thanks. Yes, this was a childhood memory, or at least prompted by memories of all those summer holidays spent visiting family in West Wales.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

  7. Ah man now I’m really, really missing the beach!


    June 17, 2013 at 4:35 am

  8. Your word choices and imagery make the entire scene come alive. Wonderfully done :))

    Jo-Anne Teal

    June 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

    • Thanks for that lovely comment. 33-words is so few to paint a picture, so I’m very happy you felt it came alive.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

  9. Sounds like a plan!


    June 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

  10. “…pebbles clacking.” Perfect.


    June 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

    • Thanks for that. It took me a while to settle on clacking. I could think of the sound they made, can hear it, but not name it.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  11. Summery scented and well captured Sarah.


    June 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • Thanks Jenny. And scent’s the one thing I didn’t got for – ozone, rotting seaweed. Ah, yes, I see why I didn’t focus on that sense now. Although, I seem to remember the beaches stinking of cuttlefish last time I was in Victoria.

      Sarah Ann

      June 17, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      • lol – hopefully they are a little more cleaned up now. Even reading the pebbles and the rocks – brought the waft of sea air to me, the ‘sweeter’ smelling scents ..not so much the rotting ones 😉


        June 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm

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