The Last Ferry

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PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Sean looked over his shoulder.

Just behind them, the soldiers pushed back the wet and wary crowds.  The wall was near and closing, causing a panic.

“Are we going to make it?” Jasmine asked.

Before he could answer, a guard waved them through.

They’d get on, but it would be tight.

The car parked, Sean and Jasmine went to the observation deck.  They heard guns firing, then yelling.  The guards had been overrun.  People were racing to the ferry.

The mighty ship lurched forward violently.

Sean looked out, watching in horror as the flames ate all.

They had made it.

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Word count = 100

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36 thoughts on “The Last Ferry

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It does sometimes feel about like that. The world is going to end! (or at least my boss won’t be happy because my vacation was unintentionally stretched another day…)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I wasn’t really thinking of that, but it is similar to that type of a pull out. I’m sure a lot of people still have the image of the helicopter on the rooftop in Saigon…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      That’s one reason I really like participating in this – to see all of the different ways people respond to the same prompt. I only decide to do multiple stories if my ideas are very far apart.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. It’s funny, when I had the idea I was thinking they were running from something a little more sci-fi, but by the time it was done, I decided to leave it open so it could a war, a volcanic eruption or whatever the reader wants.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. I tried to leave it open enough so it could be something like that, escaping a war, or perhaps a natural disaster, like the pyroclastic flow from a volcanic eruption, or perhaps even something a little more sci-fi…

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