Welcome to Sunday Blog Share! Today, we’re talking about summer stories, giving our characters fun in the sun with their favorite activities!
Heading on back to the early seventies, to the beach experience. For many people, the first beaches that come to mind are those in California. Who doesn’t remember the Beach Boys and their iconic music? Of course, there were other groups, particularly Seals & Croft with Summer Breeze in 1972.
Beth and Trane are like another teen in that hot, romantic summer when the world was changing so fast. They have their dreams. He’s yearning to surf in Hawai’i and she has her vision set on a non-traditional job for women. Their post high school plans take a back seat on the Summer Solstice though, when the magic of the day begins a relationship that stands the test of time.
A special bikini puts courage into Beth to approach the guy of her dreams. Trane looks forward to the waves and talking to a girl who has caught his eye. The Summer of ’72 on the longest day of the year, two teens discover love on the beach, amid adventure and fun.
“Oh, that is so gorgeous!”
Beth Ramsey ignored the tiny, square bedroom lost in the sixties to admire her slim figure in a mirror hanging on her door. The orange bikini she now wore offset her dark tan so well. The tiny gold clasp holding the top on tight might cause problems later, if she didn’t lather up that area with a lot of Swedish Tanning Secret. But she was prepared with not one but three tubes of the lotion that had helped her achieve the healthy glow on her skin.
“I can’t wait until Trane sees me.” She blew a kiss at her reflection and yanked on a pair of short shorts that were nothing more than a pair of her old jeans she’d cut off. A flimsy, see through, white blouse would provide some protection against the wind later, when she returned home from what she planned to be a celebration of the summer solstice on Malibu beach tonight.
Only one thing could mar her happiness, and she planned to avoid that situation at all costs.
“Mom and Dad won’t give me any of that ‘you’re so establishment’ stuff today.”
About the K.C. Sprayberry
Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.
She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair game when plotting a new story.
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