The Beach House

Georgioupolis beach

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Water gives life. It also takes it away.
Write a short piece – fiction or non-fiction – inspired by one or both of these statements. Word maximum is 600.

Becca and Jake loved the beach, the water, and everything about it. Because of this love they made it their goal from the time they met to own a home on the beach. It took a lot of work, hard work but they were able to make their dream come true shortly after their 5 year anniversary.

“It’s perfect, ” he said as he pulled her into his arms, looking at the front of their new home.

Her smile beamed as she snuggled into him, “I know and I can’t believe that our dream has finally come true.”

Without a second thought he literally swept her off of her feet and carried her to the front door as she laughed.

“What are you doing?” She asked him, even though she already knew.

Smiling down at her he replied, “I’m carrying my beautiful wife into our new home.”

It was a beautiful, spacious house that needed a little TLC but other than that it was what they wanted.

The house had a picture perfect, front yard with a bright green grass, colorful flower beds, and small shrubs. It was small but for them it was fine because it was the back that held the most appeal.

The back of the house was a complete contrast to the front since it was all beach front. A huge, partially covered deck with a built in fire pit came off the back of the house and overlooked the sandy, white beach that led to the ocean. There was beach grass here and there that was growing from tops of small sand dunes that surrounded the house. From the water’s edge, you could look in either direction for what seemed like forever.

Jake set his wife down and they looked around their new home.

“It’s pretty empty in here without our furniture,” Becca told him as she walked into the living room area.

“I know,” he replied. “But by the weekend it’ll be full of all our stuff.”

The weekend came and went and eventually the house was full of their stuff, new and old. It was exactly what they had wanted and life was perfect at that moment.

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