the-boat-and-miss-liberty--Jan Wayne Fields

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Here we are for another week. Today we’re on board a virtual ferry on our way to Liberty Island. Our hostess for this excursion is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words, not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt is a repeat requested by Russell Gayer and supplied by Jan Wayne Fields. Thanks, Jan, and Russell.

To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Our family decided to take the tour to Liberty and Ellis Islands. My great grandparents on Dad’s side had come to the U.S. by ship to Ellis Island, then New York City.

The ferry was part of the way out in the ocean. The Statue of Liberty was in the distance but getting closer. Then it happened. We came across the boat.

It was a sailboat, and the deck was covered in blood. The Captain radioed “Shark Attack?”. But how did it happen? There were no sharks or bodies. The owner had ties to the underworld.




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31 thoughts on “THE BLOODY BOAT

    • Thanks, Bun. Yes, there’s definitely some of both in the U.S. A large city like New York is a natural breeding ground for crime. The police force does its best, but it’s hard. I’m pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Russell. You could be right but don’t go saying that around New York City. It could be dangerous. We better let the police or FBI handle the bloody boat matter. The Captain alerted the Harbor Patrol. I’m pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Bjorn. You never know who to suspect in New York. The Harbor Patrol or FBI will no doubt dig into the matter. It seems someone’s being warned or that evidence wouldn’t have been left behind. I’m pleased you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


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