Apr 3, 2012


A to Z Challenge:  Letter C.
Children Collide.

Caution had been abandoned.  There was no way to navigate as the heavy night surrounded him amidst the pitching waves.  Gripping what remained of the torn sails Caleb braced himself as another onslaught of salt and foam collided with the ruined vessel, toppling more unfavoured souls into the broiling waters.  The cacophony of turmoil was deafening, rising with the waves before collapsing under the force of the ocean until he felt himself suspended in silence...

Chill winds raked his stiff body carrying with it the scent of smoke and rot.  Choking on the rancid salt water shifting beneath him Caleb staggered to his feet, unable to gain his bearings by the strange starlight above.  On the horizon the wreck lay dismantled against the reef, smouldering embers conquering the remains.  Fearing the worst of his fate he journeyed along the coastline, seeking to distance himself from other stranded bodies and horrific tales of cannibals.  The faint light of the half moon cast grim shadows as he reached a cove, the raiders ship anchored safely in the calm waters.  There were no thoughts.  Steadily moving his worn muscles through the dark pool he pulled himself aboard and crawled below decks.  A stowaway for survival, though for piracy he was willing.

Origins unknown,
Jaq xx

Mixtape - Children Collide
Across The Earth
Social Currency
Farewell Rocketship
Skeleton Dance
Sword to a Gunfight

Children Collide live at Capitol.
An amazing set full of energy with the crowd responding
 to every guitar riff and lyric.


  1. Ah, fabulous C you have! Love the writing, too!


    A to Z co-host

  2. Great use of the C prompt! I really enjoyed this. New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


  3. Hi Jaq, lovely descriptive piece! Encountering cannibals must be one of those definitely dreadful moments!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan


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