A Matter of Life and Death

No, this post is nothing to do with David Niven’s film of the same name from 1946, but my response to Sadje’s What Do You See photoprompt today.

Image credit Tumisu @ Pixabay

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a pirate with treasure chest on one open page of a book and a ship on the other. Random alphabets are scattered in the space in between.

The Captain looked greedily at the treasure chest and turned with a defensive stance to face his crew on the vessel anchored off shore. No way was anyone going to steal his prize  but to his dismay, his noticed his ship had diminished in size, and no-one was on board.
Things took a turn for the worst when he suddenly realised his future was in jeopardy as  the letters began to lift from the page.
His long suffering wife had always said his life was an open book. That had now come to fruition as the pages were becoming blank and in doing so, confirmed he had no future.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to A Matter of Life and Death

  1. Sadje says:

    Yes, it’s a different angle and has a lesson to it too. A life spent in pursuit of only selfish goals has no lasting value. Thanks Di for joining in.

  2. Chris Hall says:

    I like what you did there, Di!

  3. Looks like Karma finally got to him. Great take, Di 😃

  4. That was a fun way to poise the prompt. Well done!

  5. Astrid says:

    Love your take on the prompt! I had no idea from the title of your post or even your introduction with the image description that it was going to head this way.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent 😊😊

  7. Carol anne says:

    Wonderful take on sadje’s prompt, Di! Well done! ❤

  8. murisopsis says:

    I love this one!!

  9. judeitakali says:

    A soft yet deep message. 💜🙏🏾

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