Every month I select one of the stories from our Itinerant Writers Club assignments to highlight on the blog. Each story must be no more than 500 words and must follow a theme. The theme for May was “The beach”. Here Jean Ashbury gives us a new perspective on Tenerife.
Los Cristianos sleeps in Mt. Chayofita’s brooding embrace. A lemon sherbet sunrise wakes up the sky but the sea slumbers under a blue blanket ruffled by “white horses”. The umbrellas are furled, the sun loungers folded, the sand rests. Cafes are shuttered. The hawkers and touts of dive and dolphin tours are at home practising their patter.