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Friday Flash: Sucking Water

I made it! I got a #fridayflash and it’s still Friday where I am.

She lay back on the rough wood, smiling into his eyes. The wasteful expanse of miles of clear blue water around them was exhilarating.

The sun was warm. Fuzzy white clouds skated past above in the azure sky. A small one detached itself and wafted in their direction.

“Where are the others?” she asked.

He gently stroked down her shoulders. “Passed out. Poor bastard drank too much.” Smugness there, pride in his decision to drink slightly less. 

She smiled. “Excellent.”

She raised a fist, punched him in the throat. He flopped over to the deck, gasping. She followed up by banging his head against the wood several times. His eyes rolled up into his head.

She got to her feet, dusting off her hands. Work was tough, sometimes.

The craft hovered above the ship now and she lifted her arm, thumb up. A large pipe dropped into the water.

They were going to suck up all the clucking enemy’s water. Give them a taste of their own medicine.


16 thoughts on “Friday Flash: Sucking Water

  1. it reminded me of a scene I saw of someone trying to punch the lights out of a fish that was jumping around on board a boat!

    See I told you you’d still get readers late in the day 🙂

  2. I liked where this went. The punch caught me unawares and then the reason behind the punch and her being with the enemy as a femme fatale agent was very cool. Would love to know more about who both sides are – and what the enemy did to warrant draining their water.

  3. The clucking line struck a cord with me, too! How much water is there to suck, I wonder?! Nice job, Sonia. 🙂

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