EDitorial ± 7-Jul-2017

A Kind Of Hush

(75 word short story published on Paragraph Planet on Friday 07-Jul-2017)

By 7pm, the beach was rammed, those who’d brought rugs long since forced to stand.

Once the handful of local bobbies had given up trying to disperse the crowd, the prom grew similarly chocka.

I’d secured my spot on the pier late afternoon and was now pinned against the handrail.

Approaching 9pm, sun teetering on the horizon, parents shushed their kids.

As one, we pointed our phones at the vermilion sky and waited.