Weathering Our Storm

Thanks to Georgia Koch for the lovely photo for our prompt this week and to our intrepid Captain Rochelle for navigating our good ship Friday Fictioneers  through all kinds of seas.

Copyright - Georgia Koch

Copyright – Georgia Koch

Genre: Fiction

Word Count: 100

Weathering Our Storm

Will you come with me, to Venice?’

An invitation to the place where we began would once have sent my heart soaring. Dare I allow it to do so again?

‘I’ll think about it, if that’s alright?’

Oh, the care we take with one another.   I couldn’t ride out the maelstrom of his affair.  I had to scream it out, to hit back verbally against the waves of pain and sadness that engulfed and threatened to overpower me.

But somehow the storm abated, he chose to stay. How ambitious we are, how determined to keep our precious ship afloat.


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24 thoughts on “Weathering Our Storm

  1. Dear Dee,

    I loved your story and the way you wove nautical tendrils through its fabric. Can’t help but think that their vessel has shipworms deep inside its beams. Very well done.




    • Dear Doug

      You are probably right, but they think they have to try, rather than just walk away. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments, they mean a lot.

      Take care



    • Dear Rochelle

      I wonder too, perhaps trying to stay afloat takes more courage than just abandoning ship, but I think it may be too late.

      Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated.

      Take care



    • Hi Dawn – so sorry to hear this was a bit too close to home for you. Given most people’s experience of this situation I would say your observations are spot on.
      Thanks for reading.

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  2. I’m glad she’s giving it another go. I think after such a rift there has to be a new beginning, and maybe returning to the place associated with their first love is a mistake. You portray her feelings very well.


  3. Dee, a tender story full of passion. I could feel her rage and bitterness, but for the sake of the ship, she will endure. I hope he can change his ways. Great use of metaphor and well done.


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