Posted in 2017, Challenges, Fiction, Writing

We Don’t Need a Boat

The couple sat high on the beach. Below them families with young children played around in the sand and shallow water. Agatha watched with sad eyes as a young boy splashed his younger sister with the cold water causing the two to laugh uncontrollably and start splashing water at each other until they were both soaked through and through.

It was unlikely that her family would grow with children of her own.

Bruce looked over at his wife and saw the frown on her face. He placed a hand on her shoulder and smiled brightly when she looked at him. “You know what? It doesn’t matter if we can’t have kids. We can still have fun. We should buy a boat like that one.” He pointed at a small brown sailboat moored at the beach. “Then we could leave this town behind and go on an adventure.”

Agatha looked at Bruce. “We’re not getting a boat.”

He stood up. “We don’t need a boat to go on an adventure. All we need is each other.”


This was written as a part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Writers need to write a piece of flash fiction between 100 and 150 words based on a photo prompt. The challenge post can be found here. Other stories related to the prompt can be found here.

Photo prompt provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.

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