Another Dream Gone Down

This morning while I was searching for facts to go with my last “ANNIVERSARY” post, I came across one that I’ve decided to pair up with Crimson’s Creative Challenge this week. Here’s her photo and details:

Every Wednesday I post a photo. You respond with something CREATIVE.
Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less
Here’s this week’s photo

And here’s my response:

April 14, 1912

“If you don’t quit watching that ship and look where you’re puttin’ your feet we’ll be fishing you out of the drink.”

“But just look at her, will you,” Greg exclaimed as the ship sailed away. “Such a beauty! What I wouldn’t give to be aboard.”

“I don’t know. She might be cursed. What with everyone sayin’ even God can’t sink her, I’m afearin’ such pride’ may be over-grievin’ to th’Almighty. What if He decides to prove…”

Greg interrupted the pessimistic old salt. “The Almighty doesn’t give two pence what people are saying about her.”

“Lotta people aboard that ship.”

“And I’d give anything to be one of them!” Greg sighed and went back to winding cables on the dock. “Someday I’ll take that Titanic ship myself. See if I don’t!”

Come morning his dream was lost in the Atlantic’s icy waters, along with 1500 other dreams.

2 thoughts on “Another Dream Gone Down

  1. Eerily true ! How many people must have wished to be sailing on that ship who thanked their stars that they didn’t !
    I still find it strange how this ship sank on its maiden voyage. Ships have been sailing for years …..

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