CCC53: Bobby’s Boat

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #53

Bobby said it was his boat. And I believed him. Never thought he might be stealing as he held the mooring rope while I clambered in. He manoeuvred us away from the bank, he pulled the cord that started the engine. He didn’t look furtive, left and right and all around him; took the boat out on the lake.

He dropped his anchor way out in the middle. The day was hot, the water cool. We picnicked from a wicker hamper. I don’t remember now what food we ate, only the wine. Full-bodied; he said like me, and I blushed.

And that’s when I heard the heavy throbbing of a hefty boat, that’s when I looked and saw the blue-uniformed men. And that’s when I realised what he’d done.

I nearly tipped into the water when he jumped overboard. Bobby Brighton died that day. I’ll miss him forever.

149 words written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge

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40 Responses to CCC53: Bobby’s Boat

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Well if young Bobby set out to impress, I’d have to say he exceeded his mark!

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  2. Sadje says:

    A sad story. So much risk for a picnic. But I guess people do a lot of foolish things for love.

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  3. That’s the upside of losing a young love. The fish that got away will forever remain the biggest and best in the lake. 🙂

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Poor Bobby. The payment for needing to get an eyeful by stealing property. 🤔😏

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  5. Don’t drink and boat?

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  6. Michael says:

    Well that was a sad ending to a potentially romantic day.

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  7. Stolen boats for romance! What a sad end.

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  8. Great ending! I didn’t see it coming, and then I was wondering why the men in blue showed up. I really enjoyed, and the story had me laughing at this early hour of the morning.

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  9. Great story. When it started “Bobby said it was his boat.” I was instantly suspicious anyway…

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  10. Dale says:

    I was going to say why the hell did Bobby have to die? It could have been such a cute story of “how our love started”… Then I read the comments and see it was a lot shallower than he thought…

    Sad yet funny,

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  11. Great story – it has everything: romance, suspicion, sadness, Bobby’s desire to impress which ensures he will always be remembered. There’s a lot of story here and in less than 150 words. And of course, so very well written! 🙂

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