Against The Flow

under-new-bridge Crispina Kemp

CCC #68


“This won’t do,” Marc shook his hard-hatted head and lifted the dreaded red marker to the clipboard.

Nicholas scratched under his own protective gear in effort to control his irritation. Marc’s been insufferable ever since he’d been promoted, parading with his supervisor’sΒ  paraphernalia as if it made him a demigod. For the millionth time, Nicholas wondered whether Bob The Builder — their blue coveralls donning boss — had assigned him to Marc’s team just to get back at him for the moniker. As if it was Nicholas’s fault that the man fit the cartoon character to a T.

“How come not?” he managed when the silence lingered.

“The arrow,” Marc pointed the board across the water.

“What about the arrow?!” Nicholas snarled. He almost fell, painting the darn thing while standing in a dingy.

“Pointing the wrong way,” Marc smirked in evident satisfaction. “Won’t do to go against the flow, you know.”




For Crispina’s Crimson’s Creative Challenge #68


16 thoughts on “Against The Flow

    • Ah, it was the first thing that caught my eye – that and the current appearing to go in the opposite direction. I don’t know if this is a tidal channel like we have here in the East River (which is really part of the Atlantic Ocean, but sneaking between Brooklyn/Queens and Manhattan), where the water can go in one or other direction depending on the tides (makes it a tricky place for boating, for sure, and why ships always need a pilot in the NY Harbor). In any event, that’s what my eye saw and that’s what I had to write about … As for poor Bob … πŸ˜‰ Yeah, I know… Do you remember Barney the Purple Dinosaur with the “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family….” (I’m ducking just in case I ear-wormed you). πŸ˜‰

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