My sweet<3 has developed an endearing habit of collecting and hording words for me knowing I will ask him for one when I am stuck. I know that no matter when I ask him, he'll be able to supply me one. I've written several stories based on words he has given me and even seen a couple of them published. I asked him for a new word a couple of days ago, and he supplied me with "waves". Instantly the ocean came to mind and I knew it had to be a love story.
Title: Sand of the Desert, Sand of the Sea
Muse: My sweet<3
Story Word Count: 1583
Total Word Count: 13248
Summary: Nadia has spent her whole life in the Southwest and has never seen the ocean. She and her fiance travel east to meet his family. She is nervous about whether or not they will accept her. Along the way, she asks to stop so she can walk into the ocean for the first time. The experience soothes her fears and she realizes the only things that are important, she carries in her heart.
What I Like About This Story: I like that because Nadia has yet to meet Colby's family, her conflict is entirely internal. She has no idea if they are going to welcome her with open arms or judge her. But I think the tendency to borrow trouble this way is human nature and this makes Nadia feel genuine to me.
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