Deja Vu

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You perhaps know how it is, that feeling of deja vu. Here I am cruising along the coast, minding my own business, even perhaps day dream of the girls at the next port of call. Well you know what us sailors can be like. Anyway I am minding my own business and taking a few draws on me old pipe. When I heard the captain bollocking the chap at the wheel, because we be getting to close to the land.

Well of course I looks up to see how close we be, and blood hell, I am back in 1835, but I am in a captains uniform, standing next to the wheel of a real grand clipper. Hell the wind be howling and the rain is beating at my leathers. I be lambasting the fool holding the wheel spokes, for we be heading straight for the shore.

It is strange for I feels as if I am drowning for the umpteenth time. Then I feels myself slipping to the deck, and I heard young Malcom shouting, that I gone and died. He’s a daft one young Malcom. Well I call him young, he’s only 59. Me? my birth certificate says I was born in 1937.


Please forgive me if I do not comment very much at present. … l am a bit stretched. I am working on a new project. More details in the new year. I however intend to continue reading all the stories posted.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Susan

    Groundhogs Day with a nautical twist. Love it! .

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad you enjoyed my story Susan, I will have to watch the film.

  2. EagleAye

    Love the “voice” of this one. He sounded like an old salt. It must’ve been a grand moment aboard one the great clippers. The Cutty Sark perhaps?

    1. Michael Humphris

      So pleased to read your feedback, I well remember visiting the Cutty Sark in the late 1950’s she was a impressive sight.

  3. patriciaruthsusan

    I love the “old salt” accent, Michael. This sounds like kind of a dream scenario. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Suzanne. I am a bit preoccupied with one of my hobby projects, sadly leaving me less time to write and comment. Your comment reminded me why I need to keep writing. So thank you again Suzanne.

  4. Sunday Fiction

    Good story Michael. A Bermuda Triangle feel to it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do enjoy the challenges each prompt fetches. And I really thank you for that.

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