The Starfire Tug

    Photo prompt curtsy of C E Ayr

    Photo prompt curtsy of C E Ayr

    Shara Langstaff was pleased to be on holiday. Although she loved working as an engineer on the Starfire tug. A recent event had unsettled her. Her best friend Louise had been seriously injured in a collision with a car. Shara and Louise weren’t a couple, but a closer pair of friends would be hard to find. Shara checked her Facebook page, but there was still no sign of Louise’s missing dog Buster.

    As an amateur astronomer, Shara usually found life at sea rewarding, as it often gave her time to watch the stars. But when she had a few days shore leave it not unusual to find her sitting at a remote location near Loch Ness. Tonight she was focused on watching a meteor shower. One particularly large and bright meteor seemed to be heading towards the Loch. She watched as it closed on the Loch, glowing bright red then amber, then the meteor metamorphosed into a metallic dragon. With an explosion of steam the dragon entered the Loch, then change from amber to a dull grey. Nessie had returned to her favourite cold earth Loch for her own holiday.

    A fine day at Mevagissey

    A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. neeltheauthor- author of WHEN LIFE THROWS THOSE CURVE BALLS

    I loved this, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Then my job is done, thank you Neel

  2. Abhijit Ray

    Nice story of meteor dropping onto Loch and delivering Nessie. A woman seeing witnessing the event results into a perfect headline.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I can only hope for a headline that allows me to write more, thank you Abhijit

  3. anuragbakhshi

    Ha! Loved it Michael, such great imagination at work here.

    1. Michael Humphris

      So grateful to read your comment. I am being driven by this story, it demands more and more of my time

  4. Iain Kelly

    I wonder if Shara and Nessie share some sort of connection?

    1. Michael Humphris

      Now there’s a thought, it was one that crossed my mind also. But so far I have ruled it out. Thank you Iain

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