Theme: Anticipation

Word Count: 100

Anticipation

By Kayden Eidyak

Waves lapped merrily against her hull, beckoning her to play. The winds tugged at her sails, flirting in a happy way. The sun shone down, warming her wooden floor. The man who loved her most came through his cabin door.

"Come on, me love," he said, his eyes alight with great anticipation.

Every time they set out was a cause for celebration.

Together they would always sail, through rain, sleet, snow and hail. From white sand beaches to cliffs that rose to the highest reaches.

Never could they be apart. One man who held a ship closest to his heart.

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Theme: Stormy Weather

Word Count: 100

Storm

By Kayden Eidyak

The sky is angry. It thrashes the trees with howling winds. It beats the ground with a hammer of rain. It strikes out at anything that dares to reach too high with whips of white lightning. Forests crack with breaking wood. Waves toss and slap against the cliffs. The prairie grasses bend to the will of the wind. It releases all its wrath on the helpless earth, not caring for the consequences. Then like a child after a tantrum, the rain subsides abruptly, the wind dies and the clouds break to reveal a sun that stays forever bright and cheerful.

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Theme: Caribbean Nights

Word Count: 100

Caribbean Night

By Kayden Eidyak

The breezes whisper, the palms sway. Coconuts knock and bananas swing, playing their tune in time to the wind, while waves lap at the white sandy beaches. Clouds drift lazily across the moon. The whales breach, the dolphins leap. Each hoping to catch the silvery orb that dangles so temptingly close to the sea. Stars dance their nightly charade: a sideshow to entertain while waiting for the return of the sun. Ships sail silently through the waters, counting the footsteps of their night watch's feet in anticipation of the coming dawn. So this is the way of a Caribbean Night.

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Theme: Sea Longing

Word Count: 100

Sea Longing

By Kayden Eidyak

It called to him, it beckoned to him. The heave of the ocean, lull of the sea. Jack said this would happen. He warned him it would. Had told him to forget his past life and become one with the waters. He didn't listen - couldn't listen. His heart was pulled in two directions. He couldn't leave her for another. Not after he'd sacrificed so much to get her back. It wouldn't be fair. She wouldn't be able to understand, and it would break her heart. He stared out the window into the vast blue depths. Longing for the sea.

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Theme: Sailor's Delight/Sailors Take Warning

Word Count: 100

Sailor's Delight

By Kayden Eidyak

The sun sank into an endless sea of crimson water. Rays of the deepest orange bathed the shoreline, turning the sands to gold and setting the palm trees on fire.

A man leaned against the railing of a ship, the trinkets braided into his hair glinting. He stared out into nothingness as the blazing ball disappeared. The night was red. Was the superstition true? He hoped so.

"Are you satisfactorily delighted?" she asked.

Anamaria leaned up against the railing beside him. He glanced at her. The fading sun highlighted her hair and she gave him a smile.

"I am now."

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Theme: Jack the Monkey

Word Count: 100

Far From Home

By Kayden Eidyak

Here I lay. It is cold. It is dark. Where is my family? Where is my home? Where is the abundance of palms that was my backyard? The bananas, the coconuts and all manner of little bugs and creatures; they are gone too. Voices. Rough and loud. They trod on my grass and took no heed of my friends that they disturbed. They cut my bushes and chopped my trees. They created a terrible beast, hot and orange, that ate anything it was given. And they found me. Lost and scared. They took me. And here I lay. Alone.