Sea Legs – A Sunday Photo Prompt Entry

Sunday Photo Fiction

It’s that time of the week again! Sunday Photo Prompt Time! Thanks Al! 😀

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly Flash Fictionprompt based on the photo supplied below. If you wish to take part, the idea is to write a piece of fiction of around 100-200 words (usually called flash fiction).

Once you have written your story, please click on the blue creature below to add your story to the list. If you see other people’s faces there, then take a peek at their story and pop them a like a bit of feedback. It’s always nice to hear what other people think of your stories.

Sea King Rescue Helicopter and Lifeboat at a Coastal Display July 2011

Sea Legs

Nick absorbed the rocking motion of the boat, as if it were a cradle and he a baby. The air was wet with droplets of sea water that reached out to stroke his face, and Nick licked his lips, savouring the salty tang with relish. This was where he belonged. Out in the wide open sea.

Fish  danced on the deck, not yet completely starved of oxygen, making Nick cringe and look away. The coast was growing as they bounced along, and Nick felt his enthusiasm die. Winter was coming, and the weather was growing more turbulent every day. Soon they would be given their shore leave. Soon might be today.

He clung to the railing, staring into the churning grey waters slapping against the hull. He wanted to fall in. He wanted to dive down, and down, and leave land behind.

Wade slapped him on the shoulder, almost sending him over the railing.

“Wake up, lad! You don’t expect me to be able to park this beast by myself do you?”

Nick took a deep breath, inhaling the mist that clouded the view of the coast. His nose was burning, and the pain brought him back to the human side of living.

“Yes, Captain.”

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15 responses to “Sea Legs – A Sunday Photo Prompt Entry

  1. Oh, poor guy. I’ll bet he’s not the first to look at the waters and dream of staying for good. This was beautifully written. It was a pleasure to read.

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