The Drunken Sailor

I looked into the cabin from the porthole, and found him getting drunk, as usual.

PHOTO PROMPT © Yvette Prior

I waited patiently, till he got up to relieve himself.

Slipping into the bathroom after him, I caught his neck in a choke-hold from behind, and started pushing his face into the commode.

He was much bigger than me, but all that rum had taken a toll on him.

I somehow managed to overpower him, and flushed, once…twice…and then, brought him up with a jerk.

Then, turning his head around, I shouted, “Sober up Captain Haddock, I’ve finally found the map to Red Rackham’s Treasure.”


100 words.

Written as a part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The objective is to write a story in 100 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. To read many more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.


About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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48 Responses to The Drunken Sailor

  1. Meha Sharma says:

    Good one Anurag ☺️

  2. neilmacdon says:

    Who knew Tintin had it in him?

  3. draliman says:

    You can’t have a drunk captain when there’s treasure to find.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Steady on Tintin! Don’t remember that scene from the book 🙂

  5. Ha ha – I wasn’t expecting that last line! Nicely done, Anurag.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  6. yarnspinnerr says:

    🙂 Great last line.

  7. Dale says:

    What a great twist… That little redhead is stronger than he looks! Fun take.

  8. what a fun take.I enjoyed it. Always loved Tintin. 🙂

  9. abhiray59 says:

    Some way to sober him up. Did he become sober?

  10. Alice Audrey says:

    Yep, that’s the way to handle him.

  11. Akshata Ram says:

    hahaha that was quite a way of getting someone sober

  12. Piyali says:

    My favourite adventurer and reporter since childhood acting this bold, my goodness. Good one, Anurag 🙂

  13. Varad says:

    Haha! Billions of blue blistering barnacles and thousands of thundering typhoons! 😛

  14. James McEwan says:

    Should have gone for the treasure on your own, leave old Captain Haddock to his rum. A fun read.

  15. Jelli says:

    Ohhhh, good one. Swirly to the Captain…nice touch!

  16. Susan says:

    What do you do with a drunken sailor? Stick his head in the toilet of course! Loved the twisty ending Anurag.

  17. What a way to sober up someone, especially your captain! 🙂

  18. Dear Anurag,

    I seem to be the one who isn’t familiar with your characters. I Googled them. A good story nonetheless. Well done.



  19. A neat little reveal at the end, just when I was wondering just where this was going.

  20. granonine says:

    Unexpected, kind of gross, but also very funny 🙂

  21. jillyfunnell says:

    So our hero successfully sobered sozzled Captain Haddock.

  22. Jan Morrill says:

    Excellent description of the scene and I love the last line!

  23. michael1148humphris says:

    I thought that Tintin had just gone sailing, now we know different, the twins will be wanting in on the action…

  24. lisarey1990 says:

    Didn’t see that twist coming!

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