Sorry I have been a tad quiet this last week or so, I have been busy promoting my first collection of flash fiction FAITH in a FLASH.
I have missed being able to put finger to keyboard and produce something out of nothing, I hope my something below is to your liking.
AN UNWELCOME HOLIDAYMAKER
Kelvin M. Knight
This rock. I’m safe on this rock. Backpedalling, I move away from that water which looked so inviting. That water my brothers both took leaps of faith to enter. Craig bombed in, while Conrad dived in like a dolphin.
I’m no mermaid. I’m no angelfish. No matter what his syrupy voice says. I can’t jump in. Can’t dive in. Can’t drop in like a stone.
Those black teeth. Those blacker eyes. They’re gawping at me through this mountainous rock.
Stop it. I hate you.
I feel myself shivering. Feel myself slipping. Again. My hands claw the rock, become one with the greyness while his hands claw the water, become one with the blueness.
Then that insidious smile. Then those black horns rise and fall like deformed waves between my unsuspecting brothers.
Please. Don’t hurt them. Please!
‘Sis, will you stop staring at your reflection and jump in, the water’s perfect!’
The above story was written in response to the What Pegman Saw prompt, which this week took us to:
To read the other globetrotting contributors’ stories inspired by this week’s prompt, please click the la’al blue frog below.