Something a little different today

Today’s old K words are:- 

ccKillock – an anchor

Kopje – a hillock

Kitchin – a small child

Keith – the old fella that writes these stories!




Beside the harbour wall stood the captain,  his precious wife’s hand held in his.  Heavy with child she was,  with just weeks more to go. 

‘Take care, my love.  When I return we will be a family’.

‘When will that be?’ she asked.

‘Soon my love, soon’.


He climbed aboard the schooner. 

‘Boatswain, weigh the killock and set sail’  he commanded.

She watched as the vessel left the harbour.  Still, she stood until it met the horizon and faded into the setting sun. 


Atop a kopje overlooking the ocean sits a woman.  She visits there most days.

‘When will I meet my father?’  begs her kitchin looking deep into her eyes.

‘Soon child, soon’  she replies wiping a tear from her cheek.

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Tomorrow’s words

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44 thoughts on “Something a little different today

  1. Suzy Apr 13, 2020 / 06:20

    That was sad but very well written. I hope this story has a happy ending.

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  2. hilarymb Apr 13, 2020 / 07:57

    Hi Keith – must have happened to so many … well written – a sad tale … took me to South Africa – thank you …. enjoy the chilly few days in taking care – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 13, 2020 / 10:41

      I’m sure it did. I’m giving my daily walk a miss today! Stay safe Hilary.


  3. Varad Apr 13, 2020 / 09:36

    A different feel from your usual stories, Keith. Very melancholic.

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  4. Srivalli Apr 13, 2020 / 14:17

    Oh, this is sad. I got used to your funny stories. Hope the man sails back. Short, crisp, and beautiful.

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  5. Kathe W. Apr 13, 2020 / 15:31

    I wonder if he was a whaler setting off from Nantucket years ago? Sad story,but good use of the new words!

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  6. Anita Apr 13, 2020 / 16:30

    Hope all will be well. Hope the “soon” is soon.
    Stay safe.

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  7. soniadogra Apr 13, 2020 / 17:03

    The first time I see a sad little tale here. Since Keith didn’t appear in your story… I hope Keith is good and safe. Take care!

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  8. msjadeli Apr 13, 2020 / 18:25

    A very tender tale, one told often with sailors and the ones they leave behind. 😦

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  9. TheDreamGirlWrites Apr 13, 2020 / 19:35

    The silent suffering that a mother goes through just so that the child doesn’t know pain.
    Well written!

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  10. Shilpa Garg Apr 14, 2020 / 01:48

    Hope he comes back!
    Good to read your stories again, Keith and learnt some new words today 🙂

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  11. Shweta Suresh Apr 17, 2020 / 21:12

    I hope that they will be reunited soon. I was able to guess all 4 of them. But that last word isn’t really that forgotten, especially since the writer is very active. 😀


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