I had been to the Island before and knew I had to return, ease my mind, repair myself.
I don’t know what is was about being there as opposed to anywhere else on earth, maybe the peace and tranquillity, the way the Aegean sea’s shallow waters meant I could stand alone in what seemed the midst of the ocean.
Whatever it was it worked, restoration. I turned one day, saw the mountain range, olive groves and golden sand and decided I could go on with life, I had to.
I stood on the ferry and waved goodbye- for now.
by Julie Achilles
From: Friday Flash Fiction