FFfAW – Waiting

The last letter I received from him was a month ago. He said he would be coming in on the ship and his active duty overseas will be over. It has been such a long time since I have seen him and I can't wait to see him again.

I have been coming to the pier every day waiting for his ship. Every day I have been disappointed. But today may be the lucky day. I feel it in my bones. He's coming in today!

I wait but alas, he doesn't come in and again, I am disappointed.

I will stay here at the pier and wait. One day, my ship will come in.


Thank you BarbCT for our photo prompt this week!


This is my 114 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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44 thoughts on “FFfAW – Waiting

    • Yes, I think you are right. It seemed very familiar to me too. In fact, After I published this challenge I wondered if I have used this photo before and forgot to delete it. Probably I had several photos that were similar and both of them made me think of waiting for a loved one to come home on a ship.

  1. Lovely post. Waiting for ones loved is such a beautiful theme. Reminds me of Kalidas’s ‘Meghdoot’ – where the lady tired of waiting for her beloved sends a message to him using the monsoon clouds as messenger.

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