Waves crashed into the boat with such force that they nearly made the boat capsize.
The old, worn and sorry-looking roving boat was crowded with over 30 Passesngers from Germany who needed to escape the conflict happening there.
The year was 1941, the middle of World War Two and everything was harsh and unfair. They were destined for the coast of Cornwall.
Their arms were weak from rowing and their hands were raw from the same tireless task. They needed to carry on but they were exhausted. A lonely suitcase was left to drown in the sea that was abandoned by one of the younger passengers.
The rough sea didn’t just dampen their clothes, it dampened their spirits hopes and dreams as well, They longed for safety...
Each week we are taking part in 'The 100 Word Challenge' to be creative and expressive with our writing.