Ships Come In

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #95

Every Wednesday Crispina Kemp posts a photo that should spur us to respond with something CREATIVE — just for fun. We have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

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

When My Ship Comes In

Here I am, standing on the sand along with some others, gazing out to sea, when this youngster comes along and says, “Whatcha looking at?”

For,” I say. “I’m watching for my ship to come in.”

“And what’ll happen when it gets here?”

“I’ll be rich. It’ll be loaded with treasures galore. Or so I’ve always heard.”

Then he asks something really dumb. “Did you send one out? Not likely your ship will ever return if you didn’t send one out, you know.”

He’s young; what does he know? “That’s inconsequential,” I tell him. “Ships always come in – they never go out. I’ve heard this all my life, and I’m a lot older than you.”

And he says, “But that doesn’t make any sense.”

Talk about a skeptic! First prize for pessimism. I’ll award him a shark’s tooth if I ever find one.

Image by Kirillslov at Pixabay

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