Based on the daily writing prompts on Twitter, I write very short stories (#vss365) about the Captain, First Mate and Deckhand in every-day situations.
“Why have we stopped?”
“The sea up ahead’s too rough. I want smooth sailing.”
“It is just this part. A few miles onwards–“
To the side, the Deckhand rolled his eyes. No course, no sails. Nowhere to go. Nothing for him to do but wait.
To make anything your dream or plan a reality, you need all three of your Crew Member to agree – or at least not object:
Your First Mate provides your motivation and energy, your Captain provides the plan of action, and your Deckhand combines the energy and the plan to get things physically done.
So when your Captain’s plans and your First Mate’s desires contradict each other, your Deckhand won’t know what to do or where to go, and thus does nothing.
If your good intentions never come to fruition, this may well be the reason why.
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