PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
Suddenly the ferry lurched. Passengers fell from seats; drinks flew through the air slopping their contents. The boat levelled, everyone resumed positions amid nervous chatter. The journey continued, equilibrium seemingly recovered, but a sharp tilt to starboard sent people reeling again. Screams, panic, confusion! Anxiety crawled up inside like an intrusion of cockroaches. Seeing water flooding into the bar, her fear intensified. The ugliest side of humanity exposed itself. Drunken men shoved children aside to reach lifeboats. She dragged heavy legs in rising water. Another sway, a surge of seawater. Her head was submerged, leg trapped, fighting to break free.
Word Count: 100
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.