Saturday, June 20, 2020

A friend

The wind had picked up.

Luke glanced back. ‘I think we’ve left it too late.’

‘We’ll be fine,’ John replied. ‘We just need to round the headland.’

A gust rocked the boat, nudging it off-course.

John thrust the tiller right and increased the revs.

Rain started to sweep across the craft.


‘Keep low in the boat. We’ll be there soon.’

There was a jolt from the side.

‘What was that?’ John asked.

Luke peered into the water.

A dolphin stared back, then pushed the boat towards the headland.

‘A friend.’


‘A mermaid.’


A wave crashed over them.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, that's some great imagery, Rob. And the last bit is especially strong. Now I wonder what those guys were doing on the boat (fishing, smuggling, just out enjoying the water)...