Resignation in a Bottle

FOR DAILY SCIENCE FICTION, DECEMBER 2017 ONLINE EDITION

From: Captain “Long Beard” Johnson

The Island at 34 degrees longitude, 86 degrees latitude, Atlantic Ocean

June 4th or 5th– or maybe the 6th?

Dear Mutinous Crew,

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Your Captain of the Sea Wench, effective immediately. Due to last week’s mutiny, I no longer feel that the position of Your Captain is where I want to be in my life.

I thank you for the opportunity to be marooned on this deserted island because now I am free to pursue my own dreams…

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