Three Things Challenge: 16th July

Teresa has given us these three things today: tower, tidal wave, shark

The 1975 blockbuster Jaws immediately comes to mind here, with the Lifeguard tower, tidal wave of shock and horror within the community and the Great White Shark helping himself to dinner along the shoreline.

I read Peter Benchley’s book of the same title on honeymoon in 1977.
Yeah, you read that right, on honeymoon. In fact, I read five horror stories that week, The Killing Gift, Swarm, Suffer the Children and Incubus being the other four.
Jaws the book was way more interesting than the film (no comment about the honeymoon, but the marriage only lasted three years). There was more depth to the life and loves of a shark (in the sequel it was this guy’s mate that went on the nosh rampage), and Brody was the only survivor after the great shark hunt.
You may remember the final scene with Brody (Roy Schneider) and Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) paddling on what was left of their boat towards land. I always wanted a second shark to come out of the water and eat them too, as I thought that was a better ending (it didn’t happen in the book either, shucks).

Written for Teresa’s Three Thing Challenge:
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to Three Things Challenge: 16th July

  1. Michael says:

    I saw Jaws in a theatre and vividly recall climbing over the seat as the shark came out of the water….

    • There were five of us in the back road and all of us hit our heads when that face appeared in the hole of the sunken boat. The detached leg drifting to the bottom didn’t bother me, and when Robert Shaw got eaten by the robotic model, we were all creased with laughter, which was a shame because up to then it had been pretty good.

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