Published August 17, 2022 by rochellewisoff

Another idea came to mind so I’m double dipping this week. 😀

Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100


“Half the fun of the beach is collecting seashells.” Relishing water and warm sand between her toes, Millie picked up a colorful mollusk shell. “Check out the reds and blues.”

“It will make a nice addition to our bowl,” said Carl.

“We should buy a few of those spirally ones at the souvenir shop. I never find them here.”

“No way. I’ll wager those don’t even come from this beach. Most likely they’re from India where they harvest them live, kill the resident creature with acid and polish them for tourists.”


“Yeah, raping the ecosystem is a lucrative business.”

She sells seashells by the sea shore. Click to learn more.

The model for the painting. A few souvenirs I picked up on the beach.

37 comments on “Souvenirs

  • Lovely painting! Story kind of makes me sad. And as far as double dipping is concerned. Thanks! Now I want a Dairy Queen chocolate dipped cone!😂🍦


  • Hello Rochelle,

    I liked Carl’s POV. And I hope is was OK to barge into a comment from above to say so. *(see an interesting note below!)
    It has been a very long time since I have been here. I kinda bumped into one of my old stories and it sent me searching for you again. WP has changed so much I didn’t think I’d find you, much less get signed up. But I finally figured it out. (You may have noticed that a certain blogger signed up several times this afternoon…)
    I miss writing and would like to dust off my keyboard and clear the cobwebs from between my brain cells.

    NOTE: Out of curiosity, I looked up the Dodo and found out some amazing and relatively new information on the famous bird. I want to post this as just a link, without it exploding into the whole video. If it doesn’t work please remove it . I will understand. Title: Who killed the Oxford Dodo?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Lynda,

      Truth is stranger than fiction and I’m still here doing Friday Fictioneers and in my 10th year! WP has gone through some very frustrating changes. One of these days I’ll update my site but the fact is, I really like my outdated purple site.
      I did watch the video on the Dodo. Interesting. Thank you for sharing it.
      And you’re always welcome to barge into a comment line. Thank you.




  • Querida Rochelle,
    Me sorprendites … otro cuento? Que bueno saber esto. Gracias
    I used to collect shells and create things with them. There are tons of
    shark teeth on the beach here. I found a 2 1/2″ shark tooth. I made a neckalce and sold it. I’m not a collector of anything. I’m glad you found some cool ones to bring home from your vacation.
    Carino … Isadora 😎

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    • Querida Isadora,

      This was my fifth year in North Carolina and I still collected a bunch of shells. It’s habit forming. So far I’ve collected attractive containers for them as well. I did kind of wonder why there are so many amazing shells in souvenir shops that I never see on the beach. Tada! Story number 2 erupted. Gracias para sus palabras amables, mi amiga.

      Shalom y abrazos,



  • Good morning, Rochelle! Bear here!
    Too late for last week, and I haven’t written a word beyond my signature it seems in months, but I am finally getting back to what passes for normal. Can’t find half of what I am looking for in the widgets. Especially the one that will show the blogs I visit so I can revisit them.


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