The Sailing Ship — A Haibun   12 comments

Written for Friday Fictioneers. My story starts after the photo. For other stories click on the blue frog at the end of this post. Enjoy!

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright - Georgia Koch

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Georgia Koch



Her folks were against their marriage  from the beginning. It will never work out they said! Never in a million years.

Opposites attract she replied. Love will conquer all and all those arguments. He, for his part, felt the same. A life together with unlimited freedom and possibilities.

The kids made it difficult. Staying at home was not what she had envisioned. The dreams of trips to Paris and Rome were but vague memories.

When he did leave they offered her advice.

That ship has sailed she replied.

hurt feelings surround

love never gives up her dead

survival the game

12 responses to “The Sailing Ship — A Haibun

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  1. So much said in so few words, well done.


  2. I like the line ‘that ship has sailed’. Always have, and never more than in this piece. Very sad, very realistic. Well done.


  3. I love the way you have the positive statement of ‘opposites attract’ – only to move on to prove how wrong that can often be. Love does not always conquer all. A sad little tale, well written, Danny.


  4. I guess reality is a heavy anchor that tie the dreams down.. but it may be too late sometimes. Somehow I get the ballad of Lucy Jordan in my head.


  5. So sad … and happens all too often. A well written haibun, my sincerest compliments! Ciao, Georgia


  6. I guess the unlimited freedom and possibilities never materialised. Quite common I imagine, life always gets in the way.


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