99 Word Flash Fiction : Water

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

The strong wind created high waves whilst the rain beating his face, ran like rivers through the deep crevasses. “Komm liebling, you can do it” the German whispered to his boat as he battled forward to the middle of the large harbour, his precious cargo safely stowed in waterproof casings.

“Ahoy there!”

“Ahoi!” He’d seen the light of the other vessel earlier and was now alongside

“Am I glad to see you?” Swiftly they swapped their films  “No time to chat mate. Got to get going. It’s goin’ to be a long  interval before they get the second feature.”

This weeks prompt from Charli is

July 9, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write story about water. What significance does water have to the story, the setting or character (s)? How is water evocative or manipulated? What river flows through your imagination? Respond by noon (PST) Tuesday, July 15 to be included in the compilation.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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17 Responses to 99 Word Flash Fiction : Water

  1. But of course! How else would have they have done it?!


  2. TanGental says:

    I’m still smiling. I was convinced this was a spy story and then the punch line. I’m left with a surreal sense of displacement. I think I’ll go and weed the garden….


  3. Great twist to the story! I did get a chuckle at the end. And the picture is one that soothes my soul; I want to steal one of the sailboats and take off! Well, maybe neither of the cats – I’ve never sailed one…


  4. Lisa Reiter says:

    Caught by this nicely! Ha!


  5. Irene – Could you send me an email? sailingawayng@gmail.com


  6. Charli Mills says:

    That was completely unexpected! A great illustration that twists are infinite. A great flash in 99 words.


  7. Annecdotist says:

    Great, Irene, I think you’ve made us all smile!


  8. Sherri says:

    Love the twist, excellent! Irene, I’ve just posted my award’s thank-you (the second post will be up a bit later today) but I wanted you to know I’ve nominated you for the Love and Kindness Award. How could I not? My way of saying thanks for…all the love and kindness…and being such a great friend here in cyberspace. I hope you had a nice weekend and here’s to a good week ahead with one or two walks maybe…also, will reply to your lovely email asap…cheers and hugs to you my friend 🙂 ❤


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