"Faith? Yeah, right." She scowled and kicked the sand, sending it into her own eyes. "Figures," she muttered, still wanting to attack something, but loathe to try that again. She ran toward the sea instead, intending to swim off the questions (and hopes) that he'd just raised.
"Karin? Come back!"
She let the wind pick up his voice and carry it away from her, pretending that she hadn't heard. She swam furiously until she was spent, then flipped onto her back and let the ocean swells rock her into a calmer place.
Faith. It was still there, a grain of sand in her eye.
© 2007 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Copper, seed and bugle beads. Hand fabricated.