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The Lure of the Sea – FFfAW


provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode

Darrin gazed out dreamily at the small boats bobbing in the water. He was supposed to be on vacation, but he couldn’t shake off the depressed thoughts in his mind. He hated being an accountant. He hated the gray walled-office, his cubicle in the center of the room. Why even bother with those thin desk walls when he was surrounded by people and noise and prying eyes anyways?

Darrin wanted to be a pirate. He wanted to sail the Seven Seas, buckle swashes, and say “Arrrr.” He wanted some adventure in his life. He was suddenly filled with the impetus to swim out and steal one of those boats, to just disappear forever.

Of course, he would have to ask his wife first.

*Written in response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers photo challenge for May 23rd.

9 Responses to The Lure of the Sea – FFfAW

  1. Solid beginning, middle, and ending. 🙂 You’re a talented writer, JM!

  2. Back to reality pirate Darrin. Well told 🙂

  3. Lovely story . I feel , each of us carry a picture of that dreamland , a temporary refreshing escape from reality , that in Darrin’s case is boats / ships to an island .

    • The appeal of pirates is really strange when you actually take a moment to think about who they were and how horrible their lives were. The appeal must lie in their freedom, maybe?

      • you have inspired me to seek knowledge as the” pirate world “is still an unknown place for me 🙂 For that, i thank you .

        • For fiction, “Treasure Island” is a good place to start, though I haven’t read it myself yet, or the TV series “Black Sails.” On the non-fiction side, “Under the Black Flag” is a good book that digs into the real history.

  4. Thanks so much for the reference books. 🙂 Time for a new adventure now .

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