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False Expectations Chloe Lloyd-Andrews It was scorching and the streets of Brighton were busy with irritated mothers with unsettled children frantically searching for the nearest ice cream shop. Anna however was smiling, as she walked along the familiar route towards the beach. Cars slowly passed her by, windows wound down, with the air conditioners and the radio on. She remembered smiling up at her Dad driving as he sung along to the radio. His long, dark hair was being blown about with the wind through the windows. Anna watched out the window at other families; eating ice creams, playing on the sand. A small girl in a bright pink swim suit was running into the arms of a man who wrapped her up with a dry towel. They carried on singing to the music being played as they made their way to the beach car park. 'Smile' she exclaimed, pointing her camera at her father, as he pulled into a car space. He grinned back at her, and she clicked the button to capture this moment forever. Today, the sign still read 'Have you paid and displayed?'. Anna smiled to herself as a brother and sister were arguing over who was going to press the button of the machine. That was never the case for herself, she was an only child. ...read more.


She had no photos, except the one she had framed of him on one of their trips to the beach years ago. She often found herself passing men in the street and thinking 'Is that him?' She doubted he looked the same as he did in the photo. He looked so young in his picture, his hair would most likely have changed, maybe even starting to grey. She was hopelessly wishing that he would suddenly appear back in her life, and things would be just like they used to be. She played with the sand beside her with her fingers. It was ideal for building sand castles, just as they used to. Together, Anna and her dad would create 5 towers and turrets. The windows and doors had been drawn on carefully with a stick. Complete with a moat and an old piece of flat drift wood for a draw bridge. While he guarded their castle, she collected shells and other appealing items for its decoration. Once finished it looked magnificent to her, just like one a real princess could live in. It was outstanding compared to those in the pictures in the window display where she worked. In the pictures of sand castles she had put on show, they were merely piles of sand with flags in comparison to her and her dad's fine expertise. ...read more.


She had never cried over him before, she always remained strong for her mum. 'What? Anna what's wrong? Why are you crying?' was the reply. There was a long pause and the two seemed to be frozen. She came back to reality. 'He's never coming back,' she sobbed. The familiar eyes were not her father's. They were Liam's. Liam was one of her friends, who she had known since primary school. She wiped he eyes; she could tell he was uncomfortable with situation. He did not know what to say. Anna broke the difficult silence. She reminded herself that her father was not coming back. If he wanted to he could, he knew where she was, it was his decision to walk out and it would be his to walk back in again. 'Sorry, I'm ok. Forget it.' 'You sure?' he asked nervously. Anna attempted to laugh, however he saw she was forcing herself to. 'Come on. We'll get an ice cream,' he said. Anna smiled. 'I want one with a flake and strawberry sauce' She knew he wasn't coming home, and perhaps that was best. She had to move on, she might see her dad again one day but she wasn't ready yet. She had to live her life without the hope of seeing her father where ever she went. She packed up her towel in her bag. The flag Liam had placed had fallen over slightly. She fixed it, smiled and ran after Liam who had already begun to walk away. ...read more.

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