Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yo ho ho!

This weeks prompt on Matinee Muse is Unlikely Friendship

Every Friday Daniel would visit Frederick. They had only known each other a short while, but every week they would chat away non-stop for an hour or so over a cup of tea and a plate of chocolate biscuits.

Frederick loved nothing more than to tell Daniel about his years at sea. He was a naval officer during the war and had so many tales to tell. Tales of battles at sea, of near death experiences and eventual capture by his foe. After his release he was decorated as a war hero. Frederick liked nothing more than showing Daniel his medals.

And how Frederick loved to listen to stories of Daniels adventures. Daniel too had been to sea. He was a fearsome pirate, and made his enemies walk the plank. He searched for buried treasure and sat around a camp fire singing pirate songs and drinking rum. Sometimes when he visited Frederick he wore his eye patch and a three pointed hat. He said that one day his mother would let him have a parrot.

It's twelve years since Frederick passed away. Daniel’s most treasured possession is a golden medal which was left to him in Fredericks will. Today he would have been very proud of Daniel. For today he starts a career in the Royal Navy, just as Frederick had eighty years before.


  1. Have I told you lately I think you are a gifted writer? I love how you can take a prompt and make it into and adventure.

    Nicely done Keith!!!

  2. ah so touching and soooo sweet :)

  3. keith,, that was adorable.. i loved it!!!!

  4. And just sooo true. Tempus fugit. (Or something like that!!)

  5. father and son! how moving!!!

  6. Ah, traditions continue. I'm ex-RAF, and two sons followed me there.