Walter had a splitting headache. He wondered if he had left his medication in his cousin’s lab. Thankfully, he located his pouch in his cabin. He took a tablet and sighed. Walking over to the deck, Walter felt restless with the passing waves. He felt an inexplicable urge to jump in. His headache now gone, he felt edgy in the ship.
Ignoring the warning deep inside, he jumped into the sea. He swam with surprising ease and was conscious of a growing hunger. A fish shied at his sight and swam away. Walter looked down hungrily at the fish and raised his head to stare into the eyes of a whale. He was surprised that he could understand the whale’s language. Walter and the whale had the same goal. He vaguely remembered his cousin’s experiment and observing a pouch similar to his own in the lab. Those thoughts quickly forgotten, he raced with his competitor for the nearest shrimp.
This was written for Alastair’s photo fiction. Come, take part and have fun!