(Author’s note: Well, exams are coming to an end. I will be able to do some new fiction in the very near future, and am preparing a few stories for publication on this blog. In the meantime, I am attempting to fundraise to start my full Master’s program here at the University of Melbourne. If anyone is interested, go ahead and visit my GoFundMe page, so you can contribute. Here’s today’s offering for Friday Fictioneers.)
I Will Remember You
by Miles H. Rost
Pete Meyer shut down the fan boat, as he traveled through the Everglades.
“Hey, Berkeley! Look over here.”
Berkeley Bryant turned his head to the swampland and stared.
“That’s a pipe. And it’s not an irrigation one.”
They slowly moved the boat over to the pipe, and attempted to pull it up. Taking 20 minutes to do so, they finally wrenched it out of the slop.
“What type of pipe?”
Berkeley looked down, blinked, and looked out amongst the swamp.
“Fuel intake for a DC-9.”
“DC-9? Wasn’t that…”
Berkeley took off his hat, and put it on his heart.
Valujet Flight 592 – Crashed May 11, 1996
Terrible accident. Good story.
Good story about a horrible accident. Well done. All success in your continuing education. — Suzanne
I remember reading about that. Good, if painful link to the prompt.
Good piece Miles.
Nice piece. Terse.
Well done. Sad story…
Excellent, terrific use of dialogue.. the mystery of what hides in marshland will be a common theme this week.
Wow! That was a tragic story! Well-written!
nice job on a sad story
Nice link to the prompt as well as good dialogue. Well written.
A somber piece. It would be sobering to come across something like that and realize what it is. (Congrats, by the way, on being first in the list. I remember being over on that side of the world 😉 )
I don’t know why, but I felt like it needed to be a memory piece. That was the first thing that came to mind.
And…well…that’s what happens when you’re up working on papers when the call comes through.
Interesting fictional twist to a true story.
Hand on heart is good.
Nice remembrance of a tragic event. Nicely done.
nice take…sorry to correct you but the prompt has a chair in a swamp…not pipe. still i enjoyed reading your story
Remember, it’s not what you look at, it’s what you SEE.
Ya sure, I just tried to bring your attention to what the pic shows. I already appreciated your take on it, so that is immaterial. 😉
So sad, what a horrible accident. Great tribute.
Nice take on the prompt. In spite of what others might say I never saw a chair in the prompt (even thought that is what it is). I saw a snake. At least you saw metal and the story was super.
I like where you went with this.
Very nice, to remind of us of the tragedy, and also the respect that should be given
It’s not very often that I remember stuff like this, but for some reason…it just seemed appropriate.
that’s why I love the prompts, you just never know what is going to spark
I don’t remember that crash, but 9 yr olds’ seldom pay attention to the news. There’s my history lesson for today, and via fiction at that. 🙂
A nice slice of history. Thank you.