“Why does he do this everyday?”

“He has PTSD. This helps him to cope. He believes the ship he is making will help him when the tide is convenient. So everyday he chips away at that piece of wood. Once this is done, we give him another piece to work on.”

They went out together to the old man in the yard.

“That’s enough for the day, Mr. Crusoe. You can continue again tomorrow.”

Robinson Crusoe nodded and allowed the nurses to lead him away to his room.

Written for the #FFfAW 151

The challenge is to write a story for the photo given in 100-150 words. Plus or minus 25 words.

Photo credit: Fandango

Number of words: 88