Monday’s Finish the Story: The Tale of Skagway

2015-09-28-c2a9-2015-barbara-w-beacham“The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood.” Carol said as we stood before the Camp Skagway.

“Where did they acquire so much driftwood?” I wondered.

“The brothers, Alan and Bob Skagway, got stranded on an uncharted island for five years. No one knows why.”

“How did they get off the island?”

“They built a ship, not a raft like in Castaway but like a great big ship like Noah’s Ark, and sailed themselves home.”

“Oh, so that’s why this building is made from driftwood.” I chuckled, “that’s funny.”

Carol shook her head. “No, on the night of their homecoming, they were having too much fun partying on the ship and someone knocked over a torch, lit the whole place up. The next morning, the brothers painstakingly salvaged the pieces of wood floating on the ocean and as a memorial, they constructed this building solely with the wood salvaged. So it’s really drift wood, get it?”

(~150 words)

For those who have questions about the word “Castaway”, it’s a movie that came out I think the 90’s.

Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above.


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