Today's stop on the A-Z flash fiction world tour takes us to the evocatively-named Skeleton Coast in Namibia. The Skeleton Coast got its name from the whalebones that once littered its beaches. Today's piece highlights what I think is the most interesting thing about the Skeleton Coast. It also features a reappearance of Jack and Kevin from our trip to Queensland.
"What do you mean, we're stranded?" Kevin asked. Jack shrugged into his 'Ghost Ship Hunters' jacket and jumped over the side of the boat.
"That's the problem with the Skeleton Coast," Jack said. "A human powered boat can land. . . but it can't launch."
". . . You might have mentioned this," Kevin said, and kicked a piece of driftwood in frustration. He looked around. There were three rusting shipwrecks within view.
"You have to admit, though," Jack said, "professionally speaking, we could have landed in worse places."
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