“The Black Lagoon” for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto Prompt – Yearning, May 30, 2019


Sue Vincent’s Writephoto Prompt – yearning – May 30, 2019




What used to be a river, was now just mud

and stone. It was a fucking shame, she cursed.

These early evening views were becoming more

and more disturbing. The shadows cast an eerie

uneasiness and the dim glow of what was left

of the sun, shed a glimmer on what remained

of the river. At this time of day hope seemed hopeless.

She looked yearningly at the ship on the horizon.

It would soon be out of sight.

I should have gone with them, she shuddered.

The folly of her decision to remain on that

God forsaken island alone, suddenly struck her.

Her yearning would have to subside.

I have to get back to camp quickly.

It’ll be dark soon, she quivered.

Then what?


©J.E.Goldie May 31, 2019




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Jen Goldie

"Life is made up of small comings and goings and for everything we take with us, we leave a part of ourselves behind" - Summer of 42

16 thoughts on ““The Black Lagoon” for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto Prompt – Yearning, May 30, 2019”

  1. Brought back memories of a book I enjoyed as a fourth grader called, “Island of the Blue Dolphins.” I love it when you write something like this and it brings a flood of memories to me. Wow.

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  2. Wait, she chose to stay on the island??? Scratch my initial advice… Don’t climb on the tree. You were fool enough to be here, you should stay fool enough to sit in the dark while something menacing growls nearby.


    I meant to write, “Nice one, Jen.” But your stories bring out raw emotions outta me! 😝

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