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Work (a) fortune


©Fatima Fakier Deria

You should be as lucky to work at the docks”.

It was something he heard his uncle constantly say, whenever he saw him once or twice annually. As a young boy he looked up to his favourite relative because he would always have an interesting story to say. Rather a bunch of them. He made life seem so spectacular, so adventurous, so….worth living.

But it was only when he grew up and actually got a job supervising the deliveries of a container ship that he finally understood what his uncle meant.

Life at the docks was different. It was simply…more.


Also part of Friday Fictioneers.

Also part of Daily Prompt: Fortune


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5 thoughts on “Work (a) fortune

  1. I think it’s great that he loves his work so much. Could have turned out very differently.

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  2. Uh, wait. “More” what? Nicely done.

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  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover on said:

    I agree with Iain. I loved the uplifting point of view.

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  4. michael1148humphris on said:

    There are docks and then there are docks. I loved your story, but I can think of a few docks that I would not go near.

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  5. A romantic take at dock working, recalls a bygone age of hard labour and honest work. Nice one.

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