Linda Todd wrote a short story called “A Marriage Blessed” for my anthology, Written Across the Genres.” The art shack in this photo she took is important to the protagonist, Celia. She and her husband plan to renew their marriage vows, “after the recent disastrous years” in their relationship.
Celia wants to shop at the art shack for a koa wood bowl she believes will be vital for their renewal ceremony. Daniel, her husband, doesn’t want to stop because it might make them late for a boat trip. Here is a short excerpt:
Daniel laid his hand on Celia’s thigh and gave her a gentle squeeze. “It’s going to be fine. We’ll go shopping after our tour.”
Daniel swam below, inches from the reef, while Celia skimmed the surface of the water alternating her view of the fish through her mask and scanning the horizon for a dorsal fin slicing through the water. The captain had assured Celia no shark sightings had occurred in the bay in the seven years he had been piloting these tours.
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