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21st June 2019 - 15 Minute Fiction Friday

Clashes of steel rang out amongst the furore, moonlight illuminating the mutinous scenes below.

Something had changed the crew, something strange, as they approached the terrifying sight of the edge of the world. Their eyes bulged maddeningly as they battled below, judging between fighting and escaping to the sea, for their lives.

The captain swung his cutlass towards his assailant, the force of the blow throwing him overboard. He prepared for his own escape, but looked down to see a young recruit fending off the mutineers, certain to be killed.

Fight to protect, or flee to survive. Inhaling, he jumped.