Sinking ship

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

 

The painting caught her eye on her first day of work at the museum. Art always spoke to some part of her, but this was different.  The sinking ship was vivid and disturbingly familiar, although it was hundreds of years old.

That sense of familiarity stayed with her long after she left work at closing time. Following her into her dreams,  where people beside her leapt off the sides of the sinking ship into icy waters. A little boy cried as she tried to soothe him in a language she shouldn’t have known, while icy fear turned her skin pale.

100 words

I’m not a believer in past lives or reincarnation. They make for interesting stories though, don’t they?

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or less.

Click the blue frog to read more flash fiction by other authors, or to submit you own.

get the InLinkz code

13 thoughts on “Sinking ship

  1. Interesting. I did notice the paintings of the ships around the skylight, but the funny thing is that my first thought on seeing this photo was the skylight in the Titanic, at least as shown in the movie.

    Like

  2. Oh wow! That is a terrific story. And what a final sentence “A little boy cried as she tried to soothe him in a language she shouldn’t have known, while icy fear turned her skin pale.” It makes my hair stand on end every time I read it!
    Kudos, Fatima!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s