A good idea to go the beach thought Mr. Wilson as he pulled into the parking lot. Looking into the back seat
“You guys all set?”
“Ya dad we’re good,” said two children in unison
Timmy a little ten year old boy eager for an adventure bundled up for the excursion and his twelve year old sister Julia skeptical as to why they were at the beach in February.
They jumped out of their grey winnebago and made way for the shore. They made it to the top of a rather gently sloped wooden path to the peak of a dune where the shore and sea are visible. Julia spun towards the parking lot “Rather strange no one else is here, don’t you think dad?” She said. “Why would they be?” he responded, “It’s cold as all hell out here!”
As if mother nature overheard them an icy blast of wind blew across their faces making cheeks red and eyes watery. “Then why in the world are we here?” argued Julia. “You’ll see soon enough,” he said. A sly grin creeping across his face as he looked out to sea and the vacant beach that lie ahead.
Timmy without a care in the world sprinted down the wooden path down the beach to the water’s edge. The small waves lapping at his feet as he walked along the shore line. Timmy turned to see his dad and sister running after him coughing and weezing as they arrived “What took ya so long fatties?” said Timmy, mockingly. Julia just rolled her eyes but Mr. Wilson was stern looking concerned as he responded. “Don’t run off like that again it’s more dangerous out here than you realize.” Handing Timmy a pair of binoculars from his jacket pocket. “Keep a sharp eye out for anything strange Timmy,” said Mr. Wilson a tinge of fear in his voice.
Timmy laughing as he took the binoculars from his father raised them to his eyes gazing far out into the empty sea. “Why dad what’s to worry about there's nobody out here.” “God damn Pirates,” said Mr. Wilson looking down at Timmy quite seriously.
A violent CLAP sounded behind Julia. Whipping around a voice in her head screaming, “Pirates!!!” but what she laid her eyes upon was just a scrawny boy in a dark grey flannel and a camera the size of his head pointed at her. #ilfordhp5 #pentax6x7