This is for week eighty-nine of the flash fiction challenge by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, check out their blog and join in or read others’ posts and be inspired.
Keeping up with the flash fiction…so far. This prompt turned into more fun that I thought. I love a twist at the end. Did you see it coming?
Read mine below and feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
SIREN (158 words)
The dock’s boards creaked beneath Isla’s sandals. She hated this place at night. Why did Barry insist on meeting here?
The moon’s reflection glittered off the lake, the surface calm.
“Where are you?” Isla whispered.
She stopped at the dock’s edge and peered into the black waters. All was quiet. Then a splash flicked water on Isla. She yelped.
“You called?” Barry said, hanging onto the dock feet away.
“Don’t do that!”
“I have to tell you something.” He patted the dock. “Hop in.”
“Can’t you just tell me?”
“Fine. I have to show you something.”
Isla sighed. She’d had a crush on Barry all summer. They’d gotten closer, but he never divulged anything personal. Tonight has to be the night.
Isla shrugged off her tank, shorts, and sandals before diving in. When she surfaced, Barry was at her side. The moonlight set his skin aglow, only it wasn’t skin Isla saw.
He was covered in scales.
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