One Hundred Words


Post 1634. Wednesday March 7



Young François loved visiting Jean-Pierre and hearing about his wartime experiences as an officer in the French navy. Tales of valiant battles at sea.

François would tell Jean-Pierre about his adventures as a fearsome pirate, sailing to islands, searching for buried treasure. Sometimes he wore his eye patch and three pointed hat. His maman said one day he could have a parrot.


Twelve years ago Jean-Pierre died. François’ treasured possession is a medal left to him in his will. Jean-Pierre would have been so proud of François for today he embarks upon a career in the Marine Nationale just as he did many years before.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers which is hosted by Rochelle.

crook-building This week’s picture is from Sandra Crook. Quite what the building is I’m unsure, but it appears to be in France and I have turned it into a retirement home for war veterans!

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