Today’s feature is from The Grass is Greener. It’s my first full length short story that I published as an ebook on Amazon and can be bought here. It can also be read for free here. This isn’t my best work, but it was the first story I completed in full a few years ago, so it’s still a proud accomplishment.
We keep getting farther and farther away from the boat, and the people calling our names on the ship get farther and farther away. Just as I thought it was over and we were going to die, as if by the grace of god or someone, a large square of wood floated up to me. I lifted Amber up onto it and then tried to get on next to her, but it was too light to hold us both. So I got off and just hung on to it with my arms. I’d been in here a little less time than her and I was alert, so I would last longer in the water. But I continued to stroke my legs back and forth so that I could warm myself as much as possible.
Amber opened her eyes for a moment and I looked at her. “It’s going to be ok Amber; we’re going to be ok.” I’m not sure if she heard me because her eyes closed again and didn’t reopen.
So I just laid my head onto the board and let the current take us where it would. I almost even laughed at the idea that this could end up like the Titanic, which would really suck. I try not to think that way though. They knew we were out here and hopefully they’d find us or we will hit land before the deadly Atlantic consumes us.