Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Navy

Sorry about the wait guys, it's been a while, and I've been writing, ON PAPER!!! Hope to get some new stories up this month..

Here's one of the pieces I've been working on (Feel free to comment)

The Navy
“Hey! Johnny! You hear about the Captain’s voyage?” Richard yells to his friend, “I hear that we’re going out tomorrow! They’re preparing our boat now!”
“Great. By any chance, would we be looking for that Skiff that sank off the coast a couple of weeks ago?”
“I don’t know, but I heard it mentioned.”
“Let’s go.”
They christened their ship the Remember. The Remember was a masterpiece of technology. Made completely waterproof, the newest navigation instruments, reinforced armor, and a blast-proof hull, it was one of the most advanced ships in the Navy.
The morning that the crew boarded the ship, there was a light drizzle, that no one figured would be a problem. But, as the crew was boarding the ship, Charlie fell into the freezing water. As soon as he hit the water, he got chilled, and started to sink. Richard dove in after him, bringing a soaked limp body back up to the ship. They preformed CPR, and Charlie regained conciseness.
“Richard,” Captain Larry said, “Charlie’s in no condition to go out on the water now, put him in my quarters, and it’s your job to keep watch over him.”
“Aye-aye Sir!” Rick saluted, never one to disobey a superior’s orders.
That night, a terrible storm hit. Remember was pushed miles off course from the Skiff, and was forced to take shelter in a cove between two gigantic cliffs. Unfortunately, their ship was stuck on a sandbar. The crew tried to free it, but all attempts failed.
Then, things took a turn for the worst.
A massive boulder fell onto the Remember! The Ship was torn in two, and the bow was crushed as if it were an eggshell.
Luckily, most of the crew was on the helm, so they were ok, most of them, that is, except for Charlie.
“Charlie!!” Rick sprinted the length of the deck, and dove into the water, trying to find his way through the maze of crushed ship. Richard saw Charlie; his leg was trapped when the ship collapsed. Rick swam down to try to get him out, but to no avail. It was impossible, his leg was stuck.
Just then, rescue helicopters landed, and the crew piled in.
“Get in Johnny!” Capt. Larry yelled.
“What about Rick and Charlie, we can’t just leave them here to die!”
“That’s an order!!”
Men in the Navy are trained not to cry. No matter how deep the sadness is. And, although sorrow wrenched him apart, Johnny couldn't’t bring himself to cry, Rick would’ve wanted it that way.


Six months later, the crew of Remember II, headed by Johnny, found Richard’s body, Charlie’s was never found.
Richard’s gravestone read Here lies Richard Larson. A true Seaman. Died serving his country and fellow sailor.

In memory of Richard, a brave Sailor.

Based on a true story.

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