Tourists

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright - Georgia Koch

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Georgia Koch

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. HERE’S MY SHORT CONTRIBUTION…

The battered boat washed up the ship channel with the tide at dawn. Their broken bodies soon followed. Tourists. They obviously had not heard of the legends in these parts or they choose to ignore them. Beer bottles and bait littered the boat. Now they too would be added to the long list of the victims the undead of the sea claimed.

The wind ran through the channel bridges playfully calling, “Iou! Iou!”

Someone needed to do something about these out of control spirits, or this town would not survive the recession.

—Friday Fictioneers: 92 words—

Today’s haunting is inspired by the Iannic-ann-ôd (Breton) which is said to be the souls of drowned persons lost at sea. Lore says if you repeat back the call three times they will break your neck.

For another ghoulish Iannic story see… https://zennjennc.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/ghoulish-flash-fiction-a-to-z-iannic-ann-od-breton/

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9 thoughts on “Tourists

  1. Michael B. Fishman says:

    Hopefully the town survives despite the spirits!

  2. Dear Jenn,

    Zombies at sea? Bummer for the town.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Jen,

    I’ll pass on repeating anything three times in that neck of the woods if you’ll pass the beer. Imagination has fueled your great little story. Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  4. Lovely and sad imagery in this – a really nice tone. The only thing that brought me up short was the mention of the recession which didn’t seem to fit with the rest of it. But probably just me!
    Claire

  5. Margaret says:

    The spirits will ruin the tourist trade indeed. That town needs a clever entrepreneur to market the place more creatively. They could be sitting on a goldmine – ghost tours are all the rage these days.

  6. Sandra says:

    I agree with Claire’s comment. A lovely ghostly tale otherwise. Well done..

  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Jenn, Zombies and ghosts – oh my! Good story! Nan 🙂

  8. Good story Jenn. I think I’ll give those towns, that whole area in fact, a miss. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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