Every Man for Himself

“I don’t know, officer,” Frank said. “It happened so fast that it’s all kind of a blur.”

“Can you start at the beginning?” The Coast Guard officer asked.

“Well, a bunch of us got together to celebrate Brad’s thirtieth birthday on his yacht,” Frank said. “Brad is filthy rich, you know. He designed a way to build modular vehicles and made a fortune.”

“Please focus on what happened when you were on the boat?” The officer, who was losing patience, said.

“Yeah, right,” Feank said. “So Brad castoff and took us out off the coast to some remote place somewhere. Meanwhile, we were all drinking beer and smoking grass and barbecuing a bunch of baby back ribs when the boat hit an iceberg….”

“An iceberg?”

“Okay maybe a large rock or a reef or whatever,” Frank said.

“And then?”

“And then the boat started to sink,” Frank said. “I grabbed a lifebuoy ring thing and jumped in the water and started swimming toward the shore.”

“And what about the others?”

“Hey listen, dude,” Frank said, “at the first sign of catastrophe, it’s every man for himself.”


Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (blur), Ragtag Daily Prompt (together), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (modular), Word of the Day Challenge (castoff), The Daily Spur (remote), and MMA Storytime (ribs).