Wave of Nostalgia

Jim gazed into the horizon lost in thought.It was a
beautiful day with clear blue skies, the sun shining bright and the sea breeze blowing
gently. Staring into the horizon was his way of forgetting temporarily the life
that he had been leading. It was on a day like this when he was a ten year old
that his life had changed. His friend Tom and he loved the sea, the sand, and
the sunshine just made the day perfect for them. They would play all day building
sand castles, collecting shells and staring at the ships that used to come to
the nearby port. And on one adventurous day, they’d decided to venture into the
port.
They carefully made their way into the port, hiding often so
that they weren’t caught. They managed to get into the ship that was about to
leave. After some time, Tom said that they should leave but Jim was adamant on
staying. Just as the ship was about to leave, Tom managed to run away. But Jim
stayed and that is how he had landed in this unknown place. He had almost
starved to death after sailing for a long time, when a kind man offered him
some food. The people around him spoke a different language and he wasn’t able
to tell them about himself. He had worked there ever since, longing to go home!
What did his parents think of him? Were they still alive? He wondered as
someone called him back to work again.
This post is written for Sunday Photo Fiction for the above picture prompt.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Oops. Maybe some day he will be able to save enough and get back home again. Hopefully Tom told someone and there is already a group out looking for him. Good story.

  2. C Knotts says:

    Poor kid. I hope someday he gets to go home. Nicely done.

  3. Let's hope he manages to get home. Good story 🙂

  4. Great take on the prompt. I hope the kid who is stuck on the ship and works there, gets to go home someday. Im sure his family wonders what became of there once small boy.

  5. Not much of a life for him. I'm sure he'll find a way home eventually. Either that or become a pirate!

    The Ferry

    1. reemwrites says:

      Being a pirate sounds interesting too 😉

  6. rogershipp says:

    He definitely got the adventure he was looking for! Hope he soon learns the language and enjoys life a little more!

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