Revelations Lost at Sea

The team headed toward the island not sure what they would find when they arrived. 

A race to the buoys anchored in the crystal blue waters just offshore of Miami had turned into two days adrift in the Bermuda Triangle. They’d run out of gas at the end of day one.

Everyone was dehydrated, tempted to drink the water on which they floated, only for the concentration of salt to further dry their tongues.

After vomiting three times into the Atlantic while straddling the back of Ryan’s jet ski, Misha had revealed to Thomas that she was seven weeks pregnant, and he in a fit of anger tackled Ryan into the ocean.

“I know it was you!” he’d shouted, gurgling water. “I’m sterile!”

As they drew nearer to the island, the men abandoned the boats and swam for shore, towing the women behind on one boat while Misha doubled over, praying for food.

“We’ll find help.” Brielle patted her knee. “We’ll feed your little one.”

word count: 150

 —Nortina


2014-10-1-bw-beachamLike Sonya over at Only 100 Words, I’ve truly missed Barbara Beacham and her MFtS challenge. So as a way to remember her, I’ve decided to join Sonya and do all the prompts I missed, starting with the first one. 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Revelations Lost at Sea

  1. Great idea for the prompt. Lot’s of things happening. I hope they can find food and be rescued soon. I wouldn’t want to give birth on a deserted island. Who knows how that could go. So many girls I know having babies right about now had to have c-sections.

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      1. I figured that is where you got it. I just went to her blog and it takes a lot of scrolling to get to the beginning- or do you know of an easier way? Nortina, after February is over (since you are busy with BlaPoWrMo) why don’t you start up a challenge? Roger Shipp has started one similar to Barb’s. I use to also submit a story to Sunday Photo Fiction but Al has kicked me off (he won’t tell me why). Maybe because I’m not a good enough writer?? hahaha!

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      2. Yes, there’s a quicker way. On the homepage sidebar you’ll find an archives list. I think it actually says previous post.
        I’ve thought about starting my own challenge but I don’t want it to be too much like everyone else’s so I have to figure out how to make it really original.
        I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any recent SPF posts from you. Hahaha! 😀 I didn’t know they could kick people off of challenges!

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      3. I didn’t know if it was because I had deleted two links in the recent past because they didn’t have anything to do with FFfAW – they were advertising either their blog or a book they wrote. Neither of them wrote to ask me why so I figured they knew why.

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