Jeremiah Kohl, the only son of Jewish immigrants moved from Berlin to Leipzig where he met Frida, a History professor at Leipzig University. They lived in Schkeuditz where they raised their three children.
One summer, they went on a transatlantic cruise. While crossing the Atlantic, The Endurance collided with a sea vessel and quickly sank. Only Jeremiah survived.
Distraught, he returned to Leipzig, quit his job at the university, sold the house and moved to le Refuge Doré, a remote island where he lives as a solitudinarian to this day.
This story was inspired by the true story of Horatio Spafford, a man who wrote the hymn, It is Well With My Soul, after undergoing traumatic events in his life.
This was written for the Weekend Writing Prompt by Sammi Cox. For instructions, click Here.