Turning the Tide

The man could see a lady putting something inside a bottle, and throwing it away into the swirling seawater receding from the shore before going away.

He was just about to put an end to his miserable existence when he heard a soft thud by his side. It’s a bottle. He found a note inside: “Dear Sea, I came to wade deep into you with stones in my pocket. But I saw this man with a haunted look. I realised I’m not the only one who’s suffering.”

Instantly his face lit up. He followed the footprints the lady left behind.

First published in f3

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