Exhausted, dehydrated and sunburnt, they let the tide sweep them in for the final nautical mile.
They slouched on their recliners and held hands.
‘We made it,’ he said, ‘I told you we could.’
‘Four months on this contraption. Next year, let’s have a walking holiday,’ she replied.
On the shore, the gathered crowd awaited – the media, family, friends and interested spectators.
The journey of the couple attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean on their sunbathing recliners had captured the imagination of the world.
It had started by accident when the tide and wind had blown them out from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, England. Now they approached Boston Harbour, USA.
Terry Roberts, owner of ‘Pleasure Beach Recliners for Hire’ stood amongst the crowd. He had flown over the day before.
The recliners bumped onto the jetty, family and medical staff rushed forward. As the exhausted couple were helped through the media scrum, Terry saw his chance.
He waved the bill in their faces: ‘£10 for every 15 minutes,’ he explained, ‘that’s £432,000 you owe.’
The bedraggled couple stared at him dumbly, Terry pressed on.
‘Plus a £20 late return fee.’
Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit HERE.
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