Bob Banel

Author on Reedsy Prompts since Jan, 2023

5 Stories

112 karma pts


Author bio

I am a Tugboatman . From Sea Scout Apprentice to Tugboat Captain one way or another I've been knocking about the West Coast from the Panama Canal up to Point Barrow, out the Aleutian Chain and across to the Hawaiian Island for the past 45 years. I'm more of a reader than a writer however the deckhand actually spilled the salt at the start of this two week shift on a Harbor Tugboat here in Puget Sound and then I stumbled across this contest about luck and thought I'd give it shot. After typing out the first draft I had an actual headache. Anyway, I enjoyed writing this story and used my tugboat experiences as an inspiration. Sorry what happened to Deckhand Nicky but I followed the advice of Kurt Vonnegut who said to be a sadist to your characters.