There she sat, with the wind whispering through her hair, and the waves gently brushing against the edge of the shore and kissing her toes. Remnants of the last rays of the sun licked the top of the surf and glittered across the surface of the water.

She reached down and picked up a handful of sand, letting it trickle like memories through her open fingers, catching on the breeze and floating away across the beach.

Picking up a pebble she placed it in front of her lips and whispered a wish across the smooth surface. Pulling back her arm, she released the wish from the palm of her hand and sent it flying through the air, where it landed with a splash in the deep blue of the ocean.