Stories tagged “boat”

  • The Old Boat

    I walked thirty three steps to the shore. Something white caught my eye. It was the hull of a boat upside down in the muddy bank. I touched it. There was another white boat in my memory. It was fuzzy, I could only touch the fringes of it. I pushed on t...

  • More About the Man

    I thought about everything I had remembered so far. I hated the color yellow and the number 7. I counted everything, remebering nothing, and went to a therapist. There was a man, with big strong arms that wrapped around me. He had been with me in cabin...

  • The Concession Stand

    “I don’t like mustard.” The words startled me from the memory. I looked up and around at my surroundings. I had drifted out to the middle of the lake. I had no oars. What was I doing?! I could swim, couldn’t I? I tried to find t...

  • The Queen of Dietz Lake

    “I’ll take you. Is that your boat?” she wrinkled her nose at the muddy vessel. “Umm, I found it, it was kinda sunk in the mud. I guess I’m borrowing it.” she helped me climb into her maroon and white boat and tethere...

  • How Long Has It Been?

    “So, was there a cabin 43?” I tried to sound nonchalant. She was quiet for a count of five. “You’re just one of THOSE people,” she huffed. “What? Who? I just noticed that there seemed to be one missing. That’s ...

  • Mother Nature

    I was awaken by the sound of the rain. Thunder from afar lit up the skies. The roads flooded, cars pulled over to the sides. Screams of terror from a distance, indicting they were stranded in the flash flood. The phone started to ring only just a momen...

  • Untimely Separation

    “Can you moor the boat?” Sally asked me as she daintily hopped out of our sailboat onto the wooden dock. As she landed onto the panels of wood, she skidded, and grasped automatically at her stomach. “You should be more careful, Sal, t...

  • Isle: October 1, 2009

    Nearing the Island, about a couple of hours and then I should be there. I pray that no troubles arise during my exploration of the Island. I have enough supplies in the boat to last me around two months and it’s a week and a half sail back to New...

  • Isle: October 2, 2009

    Took the boat around the Island. Seems to be around 15 kilometers in circumferance. Took a short swim over to the Island. Saw plenty of marine life on my way there. I’ll catalogue them later. Saw few signs of animal life on the beach. A couple of...

  • River Giant

    Chug-chug-chug as the propeller turns, powering the monster through descending, inky twilight. Swans lift their heads from beneath their wings and regard the passing behemoth with cold, beady eyes. Ripples lap at their haunches as they watch the noisy ...

  • (Day 32) Air vs. Water

    I’ve heard this sound in movies. Hell, I guess I’ve heard this before when I was a kid in the damn pool. I would jump in, hit the bottom with my palms and drift back up, trying like mad to keep my ears below the surface to hear the thunks a...

  • Icy Pride

    “All aboard!” Bowing, I grace the deck. Chiffons of the rich blow in the breeze. Denied that I exist, I race off to find my place. Evening comes soon, a morbid buffet appears. First the pigeon, then I lurch to the deck. Green is my face, after ...

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