Izzie lived in the island house for thirty years after her husband passed away.
Albert was so excited about his 20th anniversary gift to Izzie; a passage on the majestic ship, the Titanic.
When the infamous ship hit an iceberg, Albert quickly put Izzie on a life raft, assuring her he would catch a life raft later, knowing there wouldn’t be enough for him.
Watching the “unsinkable” ship sinking, Izzie felt her spirit descending right along with it. Shaking with fear and gasping for air through a huge knot of tears and sobs, she frantically searched for sight of her beloved husband.
The women began singing, “Amazing Grace,” and the men standing on the doomed ship began singing too,
“Amazing grace how sweet the sound…”
Still singing, the men stood stoically, sinking into the deep, dark, and desolate ocean.
…”And grace my fears relieved;”
Watching in tearful horror and shocked disbelief, the women and children witnessed their husbands and fathers slowly descend into their icy tomb.
…”And grace will lead me home.”
Thank you to TJ Paris for our photo prompt this week.
This is my 175 word story for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 100-175 words with which we write our stories. The challenge is fun and addicting. Everyone is welcome to join in. For more information, click here.
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