Distant Shores – Friday Fictioneers

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Rachel yearned for the sight of land. Twenty seven days, they tossed on the ocean waves in a container that seemed smaller with each passing day. The romantic notion was now a reality and not even the midnight sky with thousands of twinkling stars could re-ignite her passion. She hated him.

Behind was a life of comfort, family and the country she loved.

Ahead nothing but more days of salty spray.  The world adventure he offered.

She peeled the gold band off of her finger, lobbed it into the wake behind and sighed.

‘Your watch’, she shouted down the hatch.

http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  Come and join us and see where your imagination takes you. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.


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13 responses to “Distant Shores – Friday Fictioneers

  1. gahlearner

    I guess that’s a very short marriage. If one wants adventure and the other has to trod along–seldom works. Good story.

  2. Great story! It was both funny and touching. Poor woman!

  3. michael1148humphris

    One wonders why she went in the first place, leaving comfort etc. She needs to jump ship on the first opportunity or I think that he had better watch his back when on watch.

  4. Too much aloneness in the togetherness can be tiring!

  5. Oh .. yes adventure or comfort… you have to agree otherwise it’s the end… starlight cannot feed you.

  6. Stuck on a boat with someone you can’t stand? Very tough. Let’s hope they both make it out in one piece! Great story 🙂

  7. A suggestion: ot might work better if instead of “The romantic notion was now a reality” you say “The romantic notion was now drab reality” to make it clear it’s not the romance that’s the reality

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