Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
I’m late this week. I’ve been busy, and my mind’s pulling me in more directions that this story.
The Seaman And The Swallow
Rod was a grizzled, veteran seaman. He knew better than to work for Richard Withers, especially when he wanted Rod to use his crew. The only member of Rod’s crew he could bring was Polly, the swallow his wife got him because she couldn’t afford a parrot.
Tourists wanted to see the arctic. Bloody hell. This job was beneath him, but the paycheck was an irresistible temptress.
Rod would live to regret his decision. He and Polly were the only ones.
He prayed his wife and children got that paycheck. He prayed for the unborn child he would never meet.