Saturday, February 9, 2013

A ship without a rudder

‘Well? How do you explain that?’

The boy shrugged.

‘You’re like a ship without a rudder, Danny; you just go wherever the tide and wind take you!  Or in your case, Kevin and Jamie.  They’re pirates in training.  On the fast track to a life of crime on the high seas.  And you, you’re on track to become cannon fodder.’

‘I’m not a rudderless ship?’

‘Ships are sunk by cannons and rudderless ones are sitting targets.  They spend eternity on the ocean floor.  Do you understand what I’m saying?’

‘Yeah, whatever.’ 

‘Start using a rudder, Danny.  Before it’s too late.’

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rob - This Drabble really captures that struggle of someone trying to keep someone from destroying himself. Brillian