Friday 27 June 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #33 Shipwrecked


Crawling out of the water, exhausted from the exertion of swimming.

He’d wondered how he’d manage when his boat went down.

The water had been icy cold, and deep.

He’d no idea what was lurking beneath the waves, thank God he’d made it.

“You’ll have to pay for that boat!” bawled the boating lake boss.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Pam said...

yikes, is that first photo from a movie called 'the grudge'? very scary. lol love your 55 though for some reason it reminded me a bit of some news i just saw the other day that was none too pleasant. :-/

x said...

haha. poor guy!

Laura Jane Williams said...

I can relate to what the guy was thinking though- Lakes, the sea it ALL scares me!

Dianne said...


I can just picture him thrashing about while children and seniors stand on the dock perplexed.

James Goodman said...

lol, poor guy. Great 55, AK. I really like the pictures you chose to accompany it as well. :D

Ron said...

Can I just tell you how much I enjoy coming here on Friday and reading these??

GREAT one, Akelamalu!


Enjoy your weekend, dear lady!

Mike Golch said...

a great 55 as usual.(man I wish there was spell check whe you make comments,that way I would not look dumb.)
Hugs and God's blessings headed your way.
Big time hugs and god's blessings your way.
That's my story and I am deffinately sticking to it!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

hope he has insurance! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Akelamalu said...

I have no idea where the first image is from Ciara I just got it from google images!

Yes poor guy, half drowned and has to pay for the boat Acey

I don't mind being on a big boat GIM but you wouldn't catch me on a rowing boat, no way!

Quite Dianne LOL

Thanks James :)

Well that's a good enough reason for me to carry on writing them Ron! I just hope I don't run out of ideas! :)

You definitely don't look dumb Mike and thankyou I'm so glad you like them. :)

So do I Bee LOL

Mona said...

LOL! From frying pan into fire! :)

Great 55!

maryt/theteach said...

Great akelamalu! Funny! :)

Marianne said...

Hilarious! Love the pictures, and I know the feeling- nothing scariere than all that space below the water under you! x M

buffalodick said...

I hope the sheep and the dog were all right.... :)

Odat said...

Nice guy, that lake boss!

Very, very good!!!


G-Man said...

Great Job Ake!!!!
I hope that was not from personal Experience!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Great Week-End....G

smarmoofus said...

hahhaha! It's all so dramatic, then you find out it's just a little lake rental. So cute!

Thanks for your visit earlier. Sorry it took me so long to get back 'round to you.

Akelamalu said...

Yep Mona!

Thanks Teach

Oh I so agree about the water Marianne!

The sheep and the dog Buff???

Not very sympathetic was he Odat? :(

No definitely not from personal experience g-man ;)

Glad you liked it Smarmoofus x

Donnetta said...

Ooo. Creepy. I'll definately show this one to hubby who has a 35 foot sailboat. Looks like he better be careful out there!

Akelamalu said...

Don't you be scaring him now Donnetta ;)

Travis Cody said...

Yikes! I have a big fear of drowning, but oddly enough I have enjoyed boating.

the mother of this lot said...

This is why I don't go on boating lakes.

Akelamalu said...

MWM can't swim Trav but he absolutely loves boat trips!

Me too MOTL!

CG said...

Up to your usual high standards!

snowelf said...

Ooops! :) hehehe!

I also really enjoyed reading your meme. And not everyone could compose such a tale including a silver tongued devil and some cat litter! :)

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!


Mimi Lenox said...

Good one! I never see it coming. Great ending.

And may I say you are looking mighty sassy on the cover of Vogue.

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks CG x

Thankyou Snowelf :)

You're very kind Mimi, thankyou xxx

KB said...

This is great and the pictures work in well too.