The Blue

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


A short story written for India Emerald's latest Flash Fiction Challenge.

Submitted: November 13, 2017

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The Blue.

I can remember your words, as clearly as if you were saying them now.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! We can’t turn it down.”

Of course I can’t put all the blame on you. I should have been a bit more cautious, asked questions, then maybe we would not be sitting here. Then again, maybe it wouldn’t have changed a thing. Your mind was pretty much made up.

I look around me for a moment and for the fourth day running all I can see is blue!

A luxury yacht, you said. A bit of an over-exaggeration there, but you were probably parroting what you’d been told. Which kind of makes me question how well you really knew this couple anyway. Did you really sign us up to set sail with a couple of strangers?

Thinking about it, who in their right minds would have signed up a couple of girls as crew members when they’d never even rowed down a river, let alone set out to sea? Obviously, people as clueless as ourselves.

It was okay until the wind dropped and left us just sitting here. The doldrums, they call it, and I know just why.

The radio doesn’t work. If there’s radar, no one knows how to use it. There’s nothing to do but wait for the wind, or the miraculous fluke of a passing boat.

Until then there is blue. Just blue; and yet more blue!

 

 

(244 words)


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