Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Grandad’s Birthday.


Image: Ted Strutz.

The lineup for the vehicular ferry was long.

In the car, there was a sense of expectation. It was Grandad’s 90th birthday, and we were excited to see him.

He lived out on the island, and the only access was the ferry. He’d been a fisherman all his life and had long dreamed of retiring to the island to relax and forget about the world which he saw as nothing but a whole bunch of trouble.

Once the traffic line started moving it wasn’t long before we found ourselves driving onto the ferry, the last one onboard.

I liked to get out of the car and watch the island coming closer, thinking Grandad would be there on the jetty expecting us.

As the ferry neared the island I could see him, a tall man, bushy beard and gum boots, he always wore gum boots, standing looking to see who was coming to visit him today.

“Happy birthday Grandad,” I said throwing my arms around him.



Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/fffaw-challenge-178th/

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17 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Grandad’s Birthday.

  1. Shivangi says:

    Heartwarming story😀👏

  2. abhiray59 says:

    Nice reunion on birthday.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Lovely story – I want to live on that island too…

  4. A heart touching story, Michael. I hope I am that healthy at 90 years of age.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    A great use of the photo…You had me thinking about families today, all living in different locations.

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