Visual Dare 18 :: Inspect
She stood on the dock, her hand tightly held by her mother, as they waited, and watched as the boat slowly came in. Despite repeated pleas to keep calm, she became fidgety, until at last the boat docked, and her father appeared over the bow. “Daddy!!” she squealed, switching from fidgeting to jumping up and down in place. Slowly, the first half of the crew disembarked, and those remaining on deck began passing down the days catch. One fish landed nearby, mouth gaping, so large it seemed big enough to be a whale, in the mind of a small girl at least. Could this be Jonah’s whale? She’d heard the story just that morning at Sunday School. Unable to contain her curiosity any longer, she wretched her hand away, and fell to the hard wooden deck, staring into the mouth of the fish, hoping to catch a glimpse of a runaway boy.
Ok, so it’s two words over. Sue me. A little flash for this week’s Visual Dare.
10 thoughts on “Visual Dare 18 :: Inspect”
I don’t care if it’s 2 words over 🙂 It was precious.
Aww, thanks so much!
Love this story… I am clueless what to write myself this time.
That sounds like me on most weeks where the photo is quite whimsical! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I had thought of Jonah but didn’t go anywhere in my mind. Am glad you did it. Nicely done! I passed on this photo but wanted to read what was written. Am enjoying all.
Thanks Maggie! I think I’ve spent too much time prepping for Sunday School lessons, the idea of the little girl searching for Jonah came to me almost fully formed. I look forward to seeing your entries in future weeks!
Most definitely are the two extra words forgiven!! Love this. It would be precisely the forthright faith of a child that would go looking in fish’s mouths to find Jonah. Find that runaway boy!!!!
The pure innocence and the idea of size in a child’s eye totally sucked me in.
So spirited, all the way through! You’ve perfectly captured the innocence and the child’s sense of wonder. Lovely.