EM-Drabbles – One Hundred & Twenty-Four

Every year for the last twenty, Wilf and Anna took the train to the coast and stayed a week at Mrs. Appleby’s guest house. 

They’d walk along the pier, buy ice-cream from the Italian parlour and candyfloss from a young woman whose face changed but whose piercings and tattoos always seemed the same, and celebrate their anniversary with a glass of bubbly in the Indian restaurant on the prom.

And every year for the last twenty both thought how much nicer it would be in Spain – or Bali.

But neither ever said. 

So the next year they took the train…

E.M. Swift-Hook

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