Charted Water by Nick Wisseman is a very short story that will take longer to read than a first look would indicate. This story is all about time as the reader will immediately see by segment hearings. To assign a category, segments in italics are more about ships and crew. It is about their attempts, to include the two captains, to deal with a monster which has a very real presence that physically blocks the movement of ships. Items in non-italic type refer to either the dialogue between two ship captains; Martin, a French sea captain, or a monologue from Ryan, an English sea captain.