For the pirates’ loot — and ship — were both about to be cast to the bottom of the sea.
And years later, their ship would be a treasure-laden home for creatures of the ocean.
Let’s say long ago, a pirate ship sunk with all its stolen treasure. In the modern day, it may very well be an artificial reef, serving as a home for creatures of the ocean.
There are plenty of shipwrecks that are not pirate ships — in fact, most probably were some other sort of vessel. But in the case of a pirate ship, the stolen treasure, its possessors and their ship end up at the bottom of the ocean — sustaining life under the sea.
In a way, this is just karmic justice. Likewise, if our stolen treasure is what we have taken from the earth, hopefully nature will not need to create balance from our wreckage.
From the Micro & Flash Fiction Gallery