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Return to Innocence....!!!

Story of Kate

By M Burhan KhanPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

As the sun set over the horizon, the waves gently lapping against the shore, Kate sat on the beach lost in thought. She had come back to this place, this beach where she had spent so much time as a child, to find something she had lost along the way. It was a search for her innocence, for the part of herself that she had lost as she grew up.

Kate was a successful businesswoman, always busy, always on the go. She had everything she had ever wanted – a thriving career, a beautiful home, and a great social life. But somewhere along the way, she had lost something important. She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but she knew it was there, just out of reach.

As she sat on the beach, watching the waves roll in, she thought back to her childhood. She remembered the carefree days she had spent here, building sandcastles, collecting seashells, and playing with her siblings. She remembered the feeling of the sun on her skin, the salt on her lips, and the wind in her hair. She felt a pang of longing, a yearning to return to that simpler time.

As she sat there lost in thought, she felt a tap on her shoulder. She turned to see a little girl, no more than six or seven years old, standing behind her. The girl was wearing a bright pink swimsuit, her hair tied up in a messy bun, and a big smile on her face.

"Hi," the girl said. "Can I sit with you?"

Kate smiled and nodded, and the girl sat down next to her. They sat in silence for a few moments, watching the waves.

"I love the beach," the little girl said. "Don't you?"

Kate nodded. "Yes, I do. I used to come here all the time when I was your age."

The little girl looked up at Kate. "Really? What did you do?"

Kate smiled. "I used to build sandcastles, collect seashells, and play with my brothers and sisters."

The little girl's eyes widened. "That sounds like so much fun! Can we do that together?"

Kate hesitated for a moment, then nodded. "Yes, let's do it."

And so, they spent the next few hours building sandcastles, collecting seashells, and playing in the surf. Kate laughed and played with the little girl, feeling more alive than she had in years. She had forgotten how much fun it was to just be a kid again.

As the sun began to set, the little girl turned to Kate. "Thank you for playing with me. I had so much fun!"

Kate smiled. "Thank you for reminding me what it's like to be a kid again. You gave me a gift today."

The little girl hugged Kate, then ran off down the beach to join her family. Kate watched her go, feeling a sense of gratitude and peace wash over her. She realized that the little girl had given her something more than just a day of fun – she had given her back a piece of herself that she thought was lost forever.

Kate sat on the beach for a few more minutes, watching the sun set, feeling a sense of calm and contentment that she hadn't felt in years. As she packed up her things and headed back to her car, she knew that she would never forget this day, this moment of return to innocence.

From that day on, Kate made a conscious effort to slow down, to take time for herself, and to enjoy the simple things in life. She spent more time outdoors, exploring nature, and less time in front of screens. She made time for friends and family, and made sure to stay connected to the things that truly


About the Creator

M Burhan Khan

A Fantasy Lover, A Fantasy Writer

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