#228: Message in a Bottle

Today’s awesomeness was a rollicking adventure featuring real booze and real water.*

I finished off the ginger wine in our cupboard – leaving a few potent-smelling drops for authenticity’s sake. I tested whether it was watertight by sending it to feed the fishes (who enjoyed it very much, thank you).

Then I wrote a note, burned the edges** and soaked it in tea.

The note reads:

I have been marooned by my dastardly companions on this cursed isle, with nothing but sand to eat and nothing but sea to drink. But I have the last laugh!

Gold! It’s mine, all mine! All buried under this very spot.

Should I live, it is by this note, my plea for help cast upon these vile waters. Should I die, it warms my cold pirate heart to know I’ll die rich.

I put the note inside the bottle, and set off.

After accidentally ending up at Lake Ginninderra (having decided to go to Lake Burley Griffin, but cunningly taking a wrong turn), I hurled the bottle into the water and watched it float away.

A person in a nearby building came out and stared at me. I smiled politely and left in as suave a manner as I could, all but whistling to indicate

(a) Me? Littering? Certainly not!

(b) Me? Crazy? Hah! As if! Purple sprocket!

*probably. Scientists haven’t definitively stated what it is that fills Lake Ginninderra.

**and my fingers. And some of the words, if I’m perfectly honest. For extra authenticity, of course.

Published by Felicity Banks

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

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