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Rearranging Deckchairs

Jacob paused and counted again.

Twenty six. Three less than the last time he’d counted and that infernal orchestra were still refusing to pack it in. If they didn’t stop interrupting his counting then he’d be sending them overboard to find his missing chairs.

He jolted forward, scrabbling upwards as the ship lurched again and the deck continued to tilt at a most infuriating angle.

The deckchairs began to slide downwards, clattering into each other as they headed for the railings.

“Drat.” Jacob spat.

He’d got them just right.

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

12 Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    I thought this was terrific. Quite green with envy that you took something so simple (that we all know about) and turned it into something so engaging.

  2. Brieuse Bernhard Piers-Gûdmönd says

    This was a great piece. So simple in concept, yet quite stunning!

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