I’m out of gas!

The day was getting short when Jim, the Radio Operator of the tanker, received an emergency call from ashore. He copied the message and made a quick call the the Bridge, where he expected the Captain. But as luck would have it, the First Mate was the senior officer, the captain was taking a well earned rest and the First Officer did not have the authority to act on an emergency.

The First Officer quickly dispatched a seaman to wake the Captain. Once the Captain dressed and made his way to the Bridge with the code book for deciphering emergency messages. This was truly an emergency an All Stop went to the engine room and the anchor was lowered.

3-photo-11-20Action had to be taken quickly, the Texaco station ashore needed to have the unleaded regular gasoline tank refilled and no tanker trucks were anywhere in the county.

Here’s another entry in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers for November 22,2016.
Thanks Footy and Foodie for the photo
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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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4 Responses to I’m out of gas!

  1. Hahaha! Problems of the bureaucracy of red tape! Having to go through all that and all the Texaco station needed was to have their gas tank filled. LOL! Cute story, Mike!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    An emergency indeed – how would society cope without their cars! πŸ™‚ Nice take on the prompt.

  3. At least there wasn’t a spill. Nice take on the prompt.

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    I hope the tanker crew were savvy and made a handsome profit.πŸ™‚

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