Cast Ashore — a novelette in 15 chapters

Cast Ashore: Chapter 12

An Undeserved Grace

Steve Fendt
4 min readNov 5, 2023


Rippled sandy beach with parallel tracks of two shorebirds
‘Walkin’ With My Baby’ — author image

The uneasy, stormy late summer passes into a warm, quiet autumn. Kaja and I settle into a routine.

The consensus is that my place is charming — and romantic in a grungy, boho way — but hers is more comfortable. She comes down to fetch me from my work every evening.



Steve Fendt Short stories, serial fiction, memoirs of a possibly quasi-true nature. Stories of the Australian beach and bush.