Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Castaway


“I wanna be a castaway
And leave the world behind
Take a tropic holiday
Say goodbye to keeping time
Wasting away down by the coast
Pacifico and chasing lime
Easy living down in paradise”

He mumbled the lyrics with his eyes closed and grinned. His wish had come true. He’s a castaway in a place where the water’s so clear and blue he could see his reflection. However, there was one thing he didn’t understand. Why did she had to come along? 

He opened his eyes and grimaced at his sister who’s lying on the sand next to him. He had purposely taken a raft the day before, with a clear mindset of abandoning his parents’ yacht. Then moments after he jumped ship onto the raft, he heard a noise. He looked back and saw his sister doing the same thing. “What the hell are you doing?” He shouted as the waves carried him away.

“Get back here!” His sister returned a shout but he ignored her.

Now, her sister’s eyes were slowly opening. Ugh!

(~175 words)

The above lyrics came from this song…

I am participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above. 

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11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Castaway

  1. Younger sisters (brothers) tag along as PJ says. That’s what they do but I think she’s just looking out for her brother. I’m guessing she’s pretty keenly aware something is up with him and although he doesn’t think so, he needs her help. Making him see this will be another matter all altogether.

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