Action: Preparing food
Word Count: 100
The cloudless sky promised a radiant moon tonight.
Excitement percolated as she prepared food for the family barbecue.
Despite her joyful anticipation, something niggled the edges of her mind. Beneath the surface it tugged, a heavy weight. It would not come up for air.
The party was great fun. A happy reunion. Solitude now restored she began to clean up the mess.
The tether yanked, more insistent. Finally, last night’s dream broke through the cloudy veil. She was shipwrecked, alone, lost at sea, with no prospect of rescue.
Sobs buckled her knees as the glowing full moon offered its condolences.