Two Sides – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

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Jase rowed slowly; his eyes filled with pain, thirst and hunger. He laughed aloud. Out of desperation, he had drunk the seawater a few minutes ago.  He could see a whale eying him from a distance. No, it was just a dolphin, which held something in its mouth. A box! Jase reached out and grasped the box, almost dropping it. Some patterns were engraved on the lid. He opened the lid easily.  Upon glancing at the contents, Jase shaded his eyes. The box was divided into two parts. On the left side were sparkling diamonds, emeralds and other jewels. On the right side was a package. He opened the package to find a bottle of water and candies.  Jase gulped the water thirstily and gorged the candies.  He reached for the bottle again and noticed a paper sticking on it.

It said, ‘One side of the partition belongs to you and the other to the sea’

With renewed energy, Jase looked at the box for the last time. He took the package containing the remaining candies, closed the lid shut and threw the box into the sea.

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction

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30 thoughts on “Two Sides – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. Fun story. I just am curious how and why you chose Jase. Seems more like something Henry would do…IMHO

    Yes, I know you are wanting to say, “Meme, go and write your own story.” lol
    And maybe I will try someday when I run out of songs. 🙂

  2. Wise choice. But one wonders how he ended up alone on the sea in the first place. And if the choice would have been the same if he had read the note first. Clever indeed.

    Thanks for your visit.

    • Thank you, Jules. He had drunk some seawater out of thirst. He was also very hungry and almost faint. So, I believe his choice would have been the same:) Glad you liked this

    • so right. Especially when you are battling with life, you can’t make the other choice. (though it would make you a millionaire:) Thank you so much for stopping here again, Rosy

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