Only the Ocean

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Natasha Carthew

The two girls sat at op­po­site ends of the boat and Kel dug and stretched the oars into the ocean like her life de­pended upon it be­cause it did. ‘Just so you know,’ said Rose, ‘ev­ery­thing, I mean ev­ery­thing, is your fault.’

15-year-old Kel Crow lives in a wa­ter-logged world, with a fam­ily with whom she shares noth­ing but blood and a heart de­fect that she knows could kill her any day. She has a plan to es­cape, and it’s a good one: stow­away on the ship, kid­nap the girl, swap the girl to buy pas­sage to Amer­ica and a life-sav­ing op­er­a­tion. But plans never go how they’re meant to ...

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