Friday 24 April 2020


By G. Allen Wilbanks

salt water

Jack lay at the bottom of the life raft. The heat of the sun burned his cheeks while the cool ocean waves rolled beneath his back. He was pinned, trapped between two equally inhospitable domains: the empty void above, and the endless abyss below.

Jack wondered which of the two would eventually claim him. Above, he could breath, but his death by dehydration would be slow and brutal. Below, he would suffocate in panic and pain, but the end would come swiftly.

He raised his head and gazed at the empty horizon where the two rivals for his affections touched.

About the author 

I am a member of the HWA, and have published over 100 short stories in Daily Science Fiction, Deep Magic, The Talisman, and other venues, including a previous publication in CaféLlit. I have published two short story collections, and the novel, When Darkness Comes.
For more information, please visit my website at

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