“The next leg of our vacation takes us on the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria.”
“Honey,” Glenn’s wife complained. “You sound like a tour bus driver.”
Their two kids in the backseat groaned.
“Just trying to brighten the mood while we wait to get onto the ferry.”
Then the parents in the front realized they had bigger problems.
“Glenn, is everything…twisting?”
“I thought it was rain, but…”
Everything shifted and shimmered and then they were part of a line of cars on the Juan de Fuca Bridge, crossing not only the strait but into another universe as well.
I wrote this for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers photo writing challenge. The idea is to use the image at the top to write a piece of flash fiction no more than 100 words long. My word count is 99.
Decades ago, science fiction writer Larry Niven wrote a series of stories based on the outlandish idea that fog was not caused by water vapor but by a distortion between one quantum universe and another. A person who was in the fog might disappear from our world and reappear in a parallel one.
The image above seems to distort the cars and ferry we can see, and while in real life, this was probably caused by rain on the windshield, I decided to take it in a different direction. There really is a ferry that travels across the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles to Victoria, northwest of Seattle, Washington, though I’ve never been anywhere near it (but Google is good).
To read other stories based on the prompt, go to InLinkz.com.