CCC70: Nelly and Sid

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #70

Sid was one hell of a guy with the girth of a giant and the heart of a saint,
Nelly always was laughing, the happiest soul without restraint.
They met one night at the harbour’s mouth, colliding, for lack of light.
Lips found lips, hands clasped and clung,
As the tide came in, several bells they rung.
At the height of the tide… the climax when all is given, nothing more to come,
They collapsed in a heap on the lifeboat’s run and slithered into the scum.

The broken concrete forms the edge of the old lifeboat slipway at Gorleston-on-Sea. I looked at it and thought: Did the earth move for you too, Darling?

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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15 Responses to CCC70: Nelly and Sid

  1. castorpblog says:

    Greatly condensed dramatic lovestory

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  2. Michael says:

    I liked the thinking behind this one Crispina. Even when it involved scum!!!


  3. EntangleDesigns says:

    This is lovely, Crispina! I cracked at “…colliding, for lack of light.” 🙂

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  4. I love your imagination – and sexy creativity!

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  5. I was looking forward to seeing what you’d write for this picture. You never disappoint.


  6. Ew, into the scum? UTIs, here we come!

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    • Yea, I see where you are. But if you lived beside a tidal river, you would frequently see the scum left behind by the ebbing tide. It’s just tiny grains of mud ot sand suspended in a mass of bubbly water (not very well described.) It looks a bit like yeast, breeding.

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