FFfAW – The Cruise

People were standing on the deck of the ship bobbing and waving at their loved ones on land. I heard the sound of children's laughter and the excitement of the people that are headed on this Caribbean cruise.

I would like to go but work keeps me here. My brother and I waved at our parents as they excitedly waved goodbye. I could smell the salt from the sea heavy in the air.

I heard the ship's horn as it signaled it's departure. The ship became smaller as I watched it leave port and my parents fade out of sight.


Thank you Dorothy for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 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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31 thoughts on “FFfAW – The Cruise

  1. I can remember when people were allowed onto the docks to farewell those lucky enough to be on the ship. Throwing out streamers which loved ones held until the ships distance broke the paper. It must be hard to be the one left behind. In my memories it was always me leaving and that was exciting. It no longer happens because of security measures but I liked that your characters could wave off their parents.

  2. you so make me feel that feeling – a sinking feeling of saying goodbye (no pun intended lol) and the joy of wishing someone farewell.

  3. Oh boy I sure could use a Caribbean cruise right now!! How are you PJ? Hope all is well with you and the critters…been busy working my part-time job as well as my full-time…I help out an accountant for tax season….one more week and I’m done!! Looking forward to it. How’s your weather been…it’s been chilly and snowy here…UGH! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! ((HUGS!!)) xoxo ❤

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