Presumptions : a 100 word story

Posted: January 18, 2013 in 100 Word Story, Fiction, Short Stories
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A passing tanker discovered the Pinafore Dog abandoned in the mid-ocean.  Its crew recounted that on boarding the yacht, they found no signs of life.   The sails were stowed, the sea anchor deployed, all seemed shipshape.  The only evidence off the missing crew was the unwashed plate and single coffee mug discarded in the sink.

They found the ship’s log.  Written on the open page were the words, ‘Swimming against the tide, will be the death of me’.

They hoisted the Pinafore Dog aboard, and formally recorded the coordinates.

With all his might, Jack frantically swam towards the departing vessel.



© Paul Nichol 2013

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