Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
This week’s clever prompt is supplied by the man himself, and I walked down a romantic road, hand in hand with the one I love.
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Click here to hear the author read the story:
You don’t expect that on a ship like this.
I paid thousands for this cruise, trip of a lifetime, exotic ports all round the world, so I expect the best.
And I find a cabin steward stealing from me.
I know a bit about technology, so I rigged a little trap, caught him on film.
He didn’t even argue when I showed him what I had, he just begged for mercy.
I told him I’d think about it, that he should keep his nose clean for the rest of the voyage.
My wife knows nothing about it, of course, no point in upsetting her.
And she would go straight to the captain, and the boy would have to walk the plank or be keel-hauled or something.
So we carry on as before, swimming, dancing, sightseeing, having a wonderful time.
And now it is karaoke night.
I get up to sing.
I always murder Delilah.
Ha, just my little joke.
My wife hates the song, hates to watch me perform it.
She goes out on deck, as I knew she would.
And the steward does what he was told.
Forgive me, Delilah, I just couldn’t take any more!