Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"A Day to Remember..." by Starry.

"A Day to Remember..."  by Starry.

As you may know, due to my personal and health issues, I am unable to post too often.
However, I'll try to post something to amuse my readers once a month or so.
Today, I'll share a passage of my life that is almost true in many ways. 
Yet, I added some spicy flavours to provide this short story with a special ending.
The Passage...
At daybreak, the sailboat left the harbor with eight couples on board, plus the skipper and his sailor, a brown Labrador watchdog. Frank  and I were among the crew. We would be going for a sail out the sea on a day journey to a desert island nearby.
   Once we got there around noon, we would bring our lunch and have it on the island. Since it was uninhabited, the gorgeous coral reef or atoll with pristine sandy beaches surrounded by the turquoise sea, had nobody there to help if we would need anything.

   A rowboat was loaded with the crew to land at the shore. We brought our snacks, tuna fish, peanut butter and cranberry sandwiches with a bottle of water. Frank had his camera ready to record our memorable adventure. He also gathered seashells to display at our Art Studio in New York.
   At one point, a bottle in the sand aroused hubby's attention. He exclaimed in astonishment: “ I have found a bottle with a message in the sand.             Perhaps, it might have been written by one of the pirates in the Caribbean Sea. I shall keep it, so that we could read the message after we get back home.”
We glanced at the sea and the blue sky up above celebrating our Anniversary. After having a few bites of our snacks, Frank kept busy taking pictures of nature while I dreamt on the sand. It seemed as if I had fallen fast asleep when a sudden noise disturbed my peaceful dreams.
A rattlesnake was watching me from the bush behind.
Was it real, or just a dream? I wondered.
   Then, I woke up with pain in my right leg noticing bloody like stains there. I felt as though I had been stung. I screamed!

   I had always been infatuated with pristine sandy beaches with soft white sand dunes, coral reefs and paradise islands in the deep blue sea. Hence our day journey on a vessel set indeed, a memorable experience.

   We could not wait to read the message in the bottle, so we began to explore a bit farther. We had discovered something amazing after all.
We were all happy and safe back on board again sailing the sea. I took the last glance at the distant desert island, letting a sigh of relief and realizing that it must have been just a dream or rather a nightmare not with blood, but cranberry sauce on my leg. I share a real pic of Frank, my best friend.



Rick Watson said...

When I was in the Army in Panama, our barracks was on the beach. I must have launched hundreds of messages into the Atlantic.
It was fun.

Dee said...

I would love to find a bottle with a message...sure glad you were dreaming...

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Rick,
It is a honour to have you in one of my blogs. You are an excellent writer, author, novelist.
Oh! Wooowww! What else could I say about how I feel having you here visiting my humble self!
I could only learn one thing at the time, just like take one day at the time. I am flattered by your amazing comments. Thank you so much for joining my blogs, Rick!
Welcome Aboard at Anytime!

Starry Dawn said...

Oh! Hello Dee,
What a wonderful surprise you have given me! I am in awe...
Thank you so much for your awesome comments, and for joining my blogs!
I am truly honoured having such wonderful new friends in Blogland.
I am really so pleased.
You said that you would love to find a bottle with a message at sea. Well, when I buy a yacht, I'll invite you to Rose Island, an uninhabited beach in the Caribbean where we went for real, and find seashells scattered round the white pristine sand dunes at the beach. We went for a one-day tour with a small vessel, the captain, his Labrador dog, and a few guests, plus us. I included the bottle with a message, and the snake in my story just to amuse the readers, yet everything else was true...
Welcome Aboard, Dee!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a pretty place. I do love the islands.

Chatty Crone said...

You know there is a blog where they do a little writing and if I remember to I will send it to you. You are good. And they are sweet like you.

Starry Dawn said...

Thank you, Lisa and Sandie for reading my passage, and giving your unique evaluations!
Sandie, I am looking for nice folks who have writing skills, write good stories, poems, and things like that. So, if you know some of them please, let me know, and send me the Links to their Blogs.
I highly appreciate your kindness, my dear blogger friends.
All the Best,
Poet Starry.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love your sweet blog. Thank you for visiting mine. You are a blessing.

I've never tossed a bottle or found one. Would love to do both one day!

Love to you~


Betty Manousos said...

starry dawn, just stopping by to say hi and thank you so much for the follow. following you right back!

have a blessed weekend!

big hugs~

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Friends!
Thank you, my new friends, Rebecca and Betty, for joining my site about Our Natural Environment, and posting heartfelt comments with your loving words! I am happy to have you all aboard my virtual ship. It's truly interesting what I'm saying in most of my posts. It'll finally be the revelation of the truth in the end. You ought to learn how to read behind the lines, since this writter won't explain all things in details. Please, stay in touch, and you won't be disappointed. Anyway, I let you know that I do not update my blogs too often, due to my personal and health issues. I could only do it once a month or so. If I feel inspired, then, readers will be lucky that I'll post more often, yet I doubt it...
Welcome Aboard!
Until we write again.
Poet Starry Dawn.