The Sick Engine

Photo by: Louise at Storytellers Abode

Photo by: Louise at Storytellers Abode

The Svenska Tours company boasted the fastest ferry boat in Europe. They claimed to control a miracle engine technology, though they denied using nuclear power. When the pride of the ferry fleet, the Svenska Stjarna limped home with engine trouble, it was cause for concern.

Valter, captain of the Svenska Angel, boarded the stricken ferry to see if he could help.

“Sick engine,” explained Captain Olle, leading the way to the engine compartment. “Eventually, we got her going well enough to limp home.”

“You need help with her?” asked Valter.

Olle opened the door to the engine room. “No, she just needs time.”

Valter stared in shock at what he saw there. “I’ve never seen such a thing!” he exclaimed.

The mermaid was astounding beautiful, though obviously not feeling well. Her fishy tail dipped into the water where it could propel the boat. She held her stomach painfully.

“I didn’t think mermaids could get sick!” stammered Valter.

Olle growled impatiently, “It’s my new cook’s fault. Mermaids should never have wasabi with their Sashimi!”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/fffaw-challenge-week-of-january-10-2017/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to The Sick Engine

  1. Lyn says:

    Oh I concur! A decent mouthful of wasabi is enough to stop you dead in your tracks 😮 You tricked me with the ending though. I knew it would be something like that, but when I saw mermaid, I thought she was going to turn out to be pregnant. LOL well done you 😀

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  2. James says:

    I love wasabi with my sashimi, but then again, I’m not a mermaid.

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  3. Hahaha! A miracle engine technology — a beautiful mermaid! LOL! You don’t need to feed her gas, just the “right” kind of foods! Cute story, Eric!

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  4. Graham Lawrence says:

    Wasabi is excellent. Too much Wasabi is too much. Chuckles

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  5. Nice smiley twist. Of course, that’s your trademark and copyright (c)

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  6. List of X says:

    I really hope it was just the wasabi, and it wasn’t a mermaid sashimi.

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  7. Ankur Mithal says:

    Perhaps she needs to learn the breaststroke. Flapping her tail with a bad stomach can get to be a bit too much.

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