Mike Russell and Anthony Douglas bounced through the seas toward Great Isaac Cay, Bahamas for some night fishing; an everyday occurrence for island dwellers that know the ocean better than they know each other. A sudden storm violently tossed the fishermen’s small boat end over end, left the two men clinging to a slippery fiberglass hull buoyed by its Styrofoam lining and then vanished as quickly as it appeared. Anthony and Mike are now confined to a drifting island in the most inhospitable place on our planet: the ocean’s open water. The storm took all of the provisions they carried and left them with only the will to live, the strength to overcome fear, and hope for rescue. Together they must survive dehydration, hallucinations, hypothermia and, most dangerous of all, utter helplessness. Read Drifting Hope and be inspired to overcome your own fear with perseverance, determination and above all HOPE.
Everyone’s story is unique. Ask me about how I met my husband and you will hear an outlandish tale involving a wavy mullet and the sounds of a swamp monster. Pose the same question to my handsome man and his response will melt your heart with a story of loving gazes from afar and opportunistic capitalization. Same story, two very different perspectives, both entirely true and accurate.
Short Read stories are told from one person’s perspective about Real Life told by Real People. You may have been at the same baseball game, fought in the same war or worked at the same bank. Your version is likely very different from what you read here. Perhaps you will tell me your story some time.