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Drowning in Dreary by Max Lockyer

The following is a featured 100-word story from the June Writing Challenge.


The waves rocked against the ship and the pirate’s grip on the rope loosened. Thunder crackled far above Brett as rain splattered on him.

This was the end.

It was the only thought that he could muster as the situation became more dismal. It was him who had decided to travel this route. All of his crew members trusted him, and this was where he brought them.

To their death.

The hull cracked. Water flooded in. His ship lurched. Brett crashed against the side and toppled over. He slipped into the splashing water’s grip as his ship escaped his sight.



Max Lockyer
Germ Magazine guest author

… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.

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