Once again, Indigo Spider has provided us with a fabulous picture prompt and twist. I looked long and hard at the pics, and almost came up blank. And then the one I least expected spoke to me. Here are the three pics and the twists: Sunday Picture Press: Travelations. The piece is written as a drabble (an added challenge to myself) and is fairly experimental. Thank you Indigo for your continued inspiration:
Ship of Fools
“Let go of it, Elizabeth,” said Janet.
“I can’t,” said Elizabeth.
Janet looked at her younger sister. The two of them stood knee-deep in water with the bottoms of their dresses tucked into their panties.
“I’m also afraid,” Janet said. “Let it go.”
Elizabeth pinched the sails of the model boat tighter between her little fingers.
“You do remember what he said, don’t you?” Janet asked.
“Yes,” Elizabeth whispered loosening her grip. “Write your dreams on pieces of paper. Hide them in the boat. Then set the boat to sail into the unknown.”
“Let go, Elizabeth.”