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100 word challenge – this week’s prompt is …the blue was sapphire…


They’d booked the holiday apartment online, from the opposite side of the world.

They arrived after dark. The apartment was just as they hoped.

They went to bed but insomnia woke her in the early hours. She lay quietly, very aware of the rhythm of life, the sound of the waves on the beach, the sound of her husband’s breathing next to her. All very calming, very peaceful. Back to nature, back to basics.

As the sun rose, she stepped out onto the balcony. The view was simply stunning, grass, beach, ocean. The Pacific was blue, the blue was sapphire.