Pulsing Hope

Weeks entrapped in the doldrums of Poseidon’s purgatory had sapped the men of their salt and vigor, leaving them to wander the deck; aimless, emaciated, and sunburned.

Far off in the distance, a single light flickered in the night sky like a lonely pulsar emitting heavenly rays of safe-haven as it spun through a vacant corridor of vacuous space.

The very wood of our vessel seemed to come alive as the bell rang triumphant from the crow’s nest, proclaiming our good fortune in rhythm with the lighthouse pulsar as we came about—hope filling our sails.


Thanks to Sonya at Three Line Tales for this prompt! Lighthouses have always captured my imagination. I’ve written songs, poems, and stories about them. If you’d like to read some, click the links and take a dive! Also, don’t forget to like and comment!

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9 comments

  1. Sonali Mukherjee · October 20

    I absolutely LOVE the description! Beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ainsworth Swinbourne · October 20

    Ooh, you told this story absolutely beautifully and the imagery in this was simply outstanding. I could tell even that before I the note you made about it at the bottom. Good job with the prompt man! Fingers crossed I’ll do the same 🙂

    Thanks again,

    – Ainsworth, Xx

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    • Nick Anthony · October 20

      Thank you very much for the kindness! I’m sure you’ll do splendid! Let me know when your piece is finished, I’ll be sure to give it a read!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ainsworth Swinbourne · October 20

        Thanks for the words of encouragement Nick! Well, funnily enough I have posted my response to this week’s prompt. Be sure to let me know what you think 🙂

        – Ainsworth, Xx

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  3. swritings · October 21

    What a wonderful ending… hope filling our sails!… Lovely! ☺

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Prakash Hegade · October 23

    Very well done for the prompt.. 🙂

    Like

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