When a man loses everything, that is when the possibilities begin.
Ron had it all: the career, the big house, the sailing hobby, the great girlfriend. He always looked ahead, never behind. Never had to. Until the day it all went away.
Left with nothing but his boat and a childhood dream of circumnavigating the globe, he set sail, looking for the future.
When a storm lashes him during his first crossing, he finally looks at what he left behind.
Come sail the seas in this opener to M. L. Buchman’s latest short story series.
1 Strain of Juan de Luca Washington State 1/2 kilometer offshore The temperature dropped a few degrees as Ron’s sailboat broke free of the Strait and rode out onto the broad Pacific Ocean off the Washington coast. The slight change to the sky-blue, sun-warmed May day shouldn’t have sent a shiver across his shoulders, but it took an act of will to stop it. For better or worse he’d done it, and felt as if he’d shed a hundred pounds. That was a good sign, right? Actually, a lot more weight than that. Someone had once told him that the tidal flow through the Strait of Juan de Fuca was four billion gallons. Every twelve hours, sixteen cubic kilometers of seawater rushed in and back out along its hundred-and-sixty-kilometer length. Around the thousand inlets and islands of Puget Sound and
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