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She waited until he was alone before she walked over to the boat.  He had his back to her.  “Excuse me,” she called and he turned around.  “Are you Piero Moretti?” she asked in Italian.

He nodded.  “Yes.”

“My name is Kisi.  I wanted to thank you for saving my brother’s life.”

He frowned.  “Your brother?”

“He was the Ghanaian man who almost drowned in the Canal.”

He remembered.  “How is he?”

“He’s fine, thanks to you.”

“I couldn’t let him drown.”

“Others would have.”  She sounded bitter.

Sadly, that was true.

“How can I repay you?”

“A cappuccino?”



100 Words

This was written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For more details, click Here.  To read more stories for this week’s prompt, visit Here.

Source:  Telegraph


29 Replies to “Kisi”

  1. A lovely story of rescue and gratitude. I’m interested that Kisi spoke Italian. One could read that as implying that she and her brother were long-term, probably legal immigrants in Italy, which makes your story even more poignant.

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  2. A very thoughtful and well written take on the prompt. Well done. I also like how you based your piece on a true story and injected so much feeling into it. Well done. Now, perhaps a new friendship can begin.
    Best wishes,

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