Saturday, August 16, 2014

The tide has turned

‘Alf, the tide has turned.’

‘It’s still going out.  That last wave didn’t come in as far as the previous one.’

‘Are you sure?’

They were paddling along the edge of the sea, a couple of hundred metres out from the sand dunes.

‘We’re fine.’

Alf took Bessie’s hand and they skirted a jellyfish. 

‘But that area there is filling up with water.’

‘What?  Alf stared back towards the dunes, where a wide expanse of water now lay.

‘Oh.’

‘Alf!’

‘We must be on a sandbar.  Come-on ...’

‘But I can’t swim!’

‘... we better head back before we’re stranded.’




A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Really effective depiction of what it's like to be out on the water like that. This could be part of a story.