Love Floats the Boat

Subramanya Bhat

Photo Credit Subramanya Bhat

The Insurance Investigator, Alan Nielsen, looked at Captain Stevenson sceptically and  said, “The waters in the lake were calm and transparent, and the visibility couldn’t have been any better. So you will pardon me, Captain, if I’m unable to fathom the reason behind this shipwreck.”

Captain Stevenson thought for almost a minute, and finally said, “I saw her frolicking in the lake, without a care in the world. I’d never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life, and so, I threw all caution to the wind, and jumped into the water. Now, I’m not a bad-looking bloke myself, so she too took to me immediately, and we started indulging in some…you know…”

Alan asked in an amazed tone, “But how did your peccadilloes lead to this disaster?”

The Captain’s face went red with embarrassment, as he said, “Well, you see, during our foreplay, I threw some water at her face, and she sneezed.”

Alan couldn’t believe his ears, “Since when has a girl’s sneeze been that dangerous?”

The Captain replied, “Well…she wasn’t a gal…not exactly. She asked me to call her Nessie, though you might recognize her by her more commonly-known name- The Loch Ness Monster.”


200 words.

Written in response to Sunday Photo Fiction – February 10, 2019, hosted by Susan Spaulding.


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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11 Responses to Love Floats the Boat

  1. I always thought she was real, now you’ve proved it!

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Making love with Nessie! What exactly did he do to sink his ship?

  3. Mukhamani says:

    Loved it 😊 and was he really who he said he was ?

  4. Jules says:

    Bwahhahaha! Excellent serpentine twist!

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    What a tall tale,😉perhaps the captain had indulged in rather a lot of fine whiskey, for Nessie has better tastes than mere mortals. But I right enjoyed your tale

  6. John Yeo says:

    Excellent trip into fantastical mystery through a well honed imagination. 😊

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