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So short and yet so terrifying. Your word choice made the difference.
Laurita - thanks so much! Choosing just the right word is one of my favorite parts of writing micro fiction. (Of course, it's important for ALL fiction!) :)
Whoa. That was intense!
Pam - thanks! I appreciate you reading.
Love it! Such a striking image and transition at the end.
Wow! That really was a dark story. Very intense and emotion laden.Great job.Donna
Jillian - thank you! :)Donna - thank you. I tried to warn you all it was a dark one...
Oh my, what a disturbing (in a good way!) story! I'm so impressed with your imagery and the punch you pack in such a short tale. Great work!
Julie - thank you so much. I'm glad it was disturbing in a good way. :)
That did a lot in such a short space. It felt quite visceral, like the sea is an evil character of its own. Quite haunting.It struck a chord with me too because I've just been on holiday in a cruise ship (remember a certain ship coming a cropper earlier in the year?) We had a couple of really choppy nights and on the second one we heard a massive bang and were sure we'd hit something. Turned out one of the balconies had got ripped off the side of the boat!
Oops - after all that - I forgot to tell you you've been tagged with the Lucky 7 meme! Check it out at my blog. :)
Nick - thank you! I'm glad you read the story AFTER you got back from your trip. :) And thanks for the "tag" - I'll be over to check it out soon.