MFtS – The Shipwreck

The storm had left them shipwrecked with parts of the ship scattered all over the ocean. Those men who didn’t expire during the storm were left hanging on for dear life on the floating debris. Two days of the scorching sun and burning thirst brought them to a small inhabited island.

The natives kindly helped them men come ashore safely but they were immediately put into a small cage where they were held for days.

Finally, after many days, a man came to talk to them who could speak their language,

“You are considered spies to the natives,” he told them. “They will be giving you a pipe to smoke with a plant in it that will act like a truth serum and it’s important that you smoke it.”

The men talked among themselves briefly, then answered, “Fine, we agree. We have nothing to hide.”

Just as the Englishman had said, “the team employed the use of Nightshade to get the information they wanted from their captives”.


Thank you to Barbara Beacham for our photo prompt this week and for hosting, Monday’s Finish the Story Challenge. She gives us a photo prompt and approximately 150 words with which we are to use to build our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click here.

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58 thoughts on “MFtS – The Shipwreck

  1. Another excellent story Joy and the opening at the end works perfectly! Thanks for sticking with me and the MFtS challenge! I appreciate you my friend. Sorry for the troubles this a.m. with the inlinkz, but it was a WP issue. Be well…. ^..^

  2. Wonder if they dried the flowers or the leaves for the smoking. Glad they had nothing to hide otherwise they could be given more to smoke to kill them! One will never know how those people would react to the answers they are going to give. Lovely story

  3. Good story. I couldn’t think of a plot, but that will leave room for Aspiring Writers this week.:)

  4. That was very creative PJ and captivating. I was afraid that perhaps the Nightshade wasn’t really a serum but instead poison…glad it wasn’t!! πŸ™‚

  5. So you can’t follow rules? That was supposed to be the opening line. I think, as punishment, you should write 100 to 150 more words afterwards. Let’s find out what happened to those sailors. Great job!

  6. Excellent story!! you used a positive twist…the serum was not poisonus but truth searching and I love that idea so unique of putting the sentence as your punch line…awesome!!

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