Friday Fictioneers is a weekly photo challenge hosted by the wonderful Rochelle. She hangs up a photo that someone has provided for her and our task is to write a story in 100 words or less based on that photo. It is not as easy as you may think. I managed to edit mine from 160 words down to exactly 100.
If you want to have a go, then click on the Friday Fictioneers image, or if you want to read what others have written, then click on the blue frog.
Jeff lay back in the boat, his oar snapped three hours previously and one of the shards still protruded from his right arm. Looking out across the lake, he knew no one could see him; he dozed off hoping someone would come.
A female voice to his right woke him, “Help’s coming Jeff.” He looked and saw a lifeboat speeding towards him. He smiled. He was safe. The owner of the voice was nowhere around.
“We got your distress call from Anna,” a rescuer told him.
Jeff smiled with tears in his eyes. Anna, his nan, died twenty years ago.
Whilst this is fiction, it is based on a true event. My cousin was on a Loch in Scotland and for some reason he couldn’t get back. Our nan sat on the boat with him until help arrived. This was in 1996, and we buried our nan in 1988. I changed the names. Our nan was very spiritual and claimed she could see spirits when she was alive. Maybe she could, and that’s why she came back to my cousin.