Unwanted Jetsam

I’m participating in Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers’ writing prompt. I’m certainly enjoying the challenge of putting together a 100 word story each week.

 

c-hase

“What is it? It’s huge.”

“An anchor chain.”

They’d been beachcombing, trekking across the cove for hours. “From a shipwreck?” Pascal poked a coal-black iron ring.

“Aye, which means…” He pushed Pascal down behind a rock. “There might be survivors.”

They peered around the boulder to the shoreline where the white crested waves crashed relentlessly in formation. Rising up, towering high until he blocked out the sun, a giant; his clothes were torn and his hair knotted about his weary face. He staggered, before collapsing onto the sand.

“Not again,” Pascal muttered. “We’ve only just got rid of Gulliver.”

***

Jetsam – cargo deliberately thrown overboard to save a ship in trouble.

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37 comments

  1. Perfect! I was kicking around the idea of Gulliver, but you beat me to it. Off to the thinking board… šŸ˜‰

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    1. Sorry! I’m sure you’ll find something else.

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      1. No need to apologize. I figured something else out. Posting it on Friday… šŸ™‚

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  2. Ha, great last line – made me laugh.

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    1. Thanks, it came to me in a flash šŸ™‚

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  3. Brilliant ending. It really made me chuckle.

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    1. Thank you. I couldn’t resist a little bit of humour

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  4. Lovely. Really took me by surprise. (Hope the giant is okay.)

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    1. I’m sure the giant would be taken care of… eventually šŸ™‚

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  5. ha ha…Nice ending.

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  6. Giants can be such a nuisance. ha ha
    Tracey

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    1. I know, littering the coast line!

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  7. Hehe, great twist. Poor Liliputans, all these annoying giants.

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  8. Beach combing in giant infested beaches are dangerous to health! The beach should have a warning sign !

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    1. Agree, a special flag to denote the threat of unwanted giants.

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  9. Nice twist. I’ve always wanted to be a Lilliputian!

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    1. It would be fun to see the world from a different perspective.

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  10. Dear QW,

    Great twist of an ending.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you, Rochelle, it was photo that sparked the idea šŸ™‚

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  11. Swift had a thing for ships, makes perfect sense.

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    1. That chain just looks huge and difficult to judge proportion. I love novels set on ships.

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  12. Loved that last line! What a great story. šŸ™‚

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  13. Well-written story. I especially like that last line.

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    1. Thank you, the last line was one of those flash inspiration moments, it wasn’t there when I started to write it.

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  14. Bravo. That was great.
    I hate uninvited guests.
    Randy

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    1. So do I, especially when they’re bigger than you!

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  15. Dear QW,

    A great tale with a giant ending. very cool and uniquely imaginative.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Thank you, Doug.

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  16. Funny. At least they’ve had a practice with Gulliver – this giant should have an easier time with them. I loved it.

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    1. You’d hope, but they struggled to keep Gulliver down!

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  17. Great sequel!

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    1. All I need now is a publisher šŸ™‚

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  18. And I wonder how this one will turn out for the Lilliputians.

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    1. Hard work!

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  19. šŸ˜› Trumping Gulliver. Made me smile.
    Ellespeth

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