An Incredible Journey

This post is prompted by the ‘100 Word Challenge’ here, where there are links to lots of other responses. The brief, as you will see, was to write 103 words,including the phrase shown in bold.

From far beneath the surface of the sea bed, up a pipe, along another pipe, and another… Into a tank and out, up a heated column, down into another tank, into a road tanker, into a tank again, out again into a tanker-trailer…

The young RAF officer was returning to duty. A last hug and kiss for his wife and little girl at the gate of the ‘married quarters’…

He was gone. Later that morning, the roar of jet engines rent the air.

“Daddy plane!”

The child looked at a trail of white. The first sighting of that oil-drop in millions of years.

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