We were caught in the wild blue eye of the storm, sails billowing madly, waves towering over us.
“All is lost!” Our frenzied screams were drowned by the furious winds.

A man, bearded and barefoot, appeared from below deck.
His shoulder-length hair was unruffled, his tunic clean and dry.

“Don’t be afraid.” His gentle tones calmed us down.
“Steer toward the light.” A silver beam guided us safely to shore.

“How did you reach dry land?” the lightkeeper asked. We glanced up, but the lighthouse was dark.
“The strange man, the stowaway …” We turned, but there was no one there.

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    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    1 year ago

    A great take on the prompt and very well written, Juma. A compelling read.

    Emily O'Leary
    Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
    1 year ago

    Ooooh mysterious stowaway, I really liked this Juma! I could feel the panic through your writing, and felt so relieved when they made it to shore!

    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Love your title which reads like an omen.

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    What an imaginative take on the prompt, Juma. The fear and tension were palpable as was the sense of calm… a divine intervention? A well-written story that leaves you wondering.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Oh, here you go again, Juma. What a beautiful take on the prompt. So imaginative and leaves me thinking. Well done.

    Sandra James
    Sandra James(@sandra-james)
    1 year ago

    Angels appear in so many different forms. I could almost feel the boat tossing and rolling, and taste the salt on the wind. And, I heaved a sigh of relief when they were safe. I love the mystery, Juma. Well done  ? 

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    1 year ago

    Your story is extraordinarily well written, Juma. In combination with the title it goes deep inside the reader’s mind and stays there.

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