The Man on the Beach


After a swim in the ocean, she scrambled onto the beach where she found him. He was lying underneath the beam.  Who was he?  Where did he come from?  Cautiously, she went over and examined him closely.  He was unconscious and bleeding.

She ran back to where her clothes lay and hurriedly got dressed then dashed off the school.  She burst into Miss Williams’ office.  “There’s wounded man on the beach,” she blurted out before the older woman could say anything.

“Careful, Miss,” one of the men warned as the headmistress approached the body.

She gasped.  “It’s my brother, Charles.”


100 Words

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

16 thoughts on “The Man on the Beach

  1. Well, I have a whole bunch of questions, which is exactly what a good story should do-make you want to do more. I’m really curious about where the men came from. They’re not mentioned until late in the story. Were they policemen? Smugglers? Pirates? Oh, the possibilities!

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    1. Well, the idea was that this is school or educational institution of some sort. The girl is a student, the woman is the headmistress/founder of the institution and the men are students. As for what happened to Charles, I still have to figure that out.

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