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The fishing trawler was headed home from another day of pulling its nets through the water to catch any and everything. Dark clouds rushed in and nature’s bathtub began to churn. Norton, the first mate, called out, “Captain, there’s a small boat looks to be drifting 100 yards to our starboard. No signs of life but a bright lantern is lit on her.”

Norton, I think we have just enough time to check her out before the storm hits. Let’s make it quick, shall we.”  Captain Marcus was curious as to why such a small vessel would be so far out, but it wasn’t the first time humans engaged in folly on the sea.

Norton revved the engine and turned the wheel, heroically drawn like a magnet to the distressed vessel.

They pulled up alongside her and saw the boat was deserted. The next thing they saw was an impossibly large mouth, death’s vault, rise up around them from the deep.  All was blackness.

Pontus had determined humans were taking too much from his sea without ever giving anything back. He called his creatures from the Mariana – and set his trap.

The End.

Fandango’s FOWC is curious, the Word of the Day Challenge is vault, Paula’s 3 Things Challenge words are bathtub, pork chop, magnet , and Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith’s Daily Prompts are threatening and the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

17 Comments Add yours

  1. I enjoyed this write !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I went out searching for the right God of the sea and I found him!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Yes, the primordial pre-Olympian 🙂

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  2. hanspostcard says:

    Your story describes that picture so well. I can see that.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Hans 🙂

      Like

  3. Sadje says:

    Interesting story

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  4. I am never journeying by boat again.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      If you’re not trawling you should be safe 🙂

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  5. badfinger20 says:

    Great story…never knew what Pontus was.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. I found out yesterday.

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  6. pvcann says:

    Ah, you tell it so well Jade, a great story as I sit by the fire and sip a whiskey.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      That’s right you’re into the cold season now, yes? I don’t drink whiskey most of the time, but I tried some honey whiskey awhile back that was so smooth! Glad you enjoyed the story as you sat back and relaxed 🙂

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      1. pvcann says:

        Last weeks of autumn and a few showwers appearing, and some cold mornings this last week. 🙂

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      2. pvcann says:

        Smooth is good, I’ll drink to that! 🙂

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