Empty Boat

How many years
had Julie prayed for this?
Didn’t matter if Caleb
had slipped off the boat
or a monster octopus
pulled him under
the water.

The waves delivering
the empty fishing boat
to shore also delivered
freedom from the
demeaning yells
Julie had to endure
for most of her marriage.


copyright © 2021 Dave Williams

4 thoughts on “Empty Boat

    1. When I wrote this story, I thought the Julie character might’ve felt trapped in her situation. Divorce was an option, but perhaps a sense of duty kept her from going down that road. The “demeaning yells” were to be typical of the way the husband treated her. But in writing for a prompt with a word limit, more information wasn’t included. That’s a limitation of these really short stories.

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