Here’s Suzanne Burke’s‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge 2021. New Image Prompt #30.
Sorry, I’m a little late posting this.
When I saw the plane leaving I thought about my character, Coral, watching her parents fly away. So, this is based on “Dolphin’s Cave.”
This is a Haibun Poem that is a prose paragraph and Haiku/Senryu that connect.
She clung to her aunt’s chilled hand as the plane disappeared behind the heavy gray clouds. In her other hand was the smooth, silver dolphin pendant, a gift from her parents for her 8th birthday. It symbolized the promise of a happy future. The sparkling smile and final wave from her mother had settled into a content calm as she turned away. She’d mark each day carefully on her ocean calendar until they returned from their business trip. Soon, they would make that tropical journey together.
Plane found in the sea
Her parents lost but not found
Hope held up her heart.