The setting must be on or near the ocean. On a ship, in a high rise looking out at the ocean, sitting on the beach, a research submarine in the ocean etc.
Your story must start with the specific words: “But, but the water is ____”
- A physical Ocean reference.
Word Count: 1,200
Note: this is a 3 week prompt.
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The writing prompt for October 20, 2021, will be chosen by Marien Oommen.