Abyss

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Short, descriptive story of a fear many people share.

Submitted: October 13, 2015

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White water rushed around the rocking boat, but quickly folded back to the deep blue it was before. To some this may seem beautiful. But I wish to be anywhere but here. The dark sea almost taunts me with its shining eyes in every rolling wave. I do not dare touch the never-ending water, for I fear that it will swallow me whole, much like it does to the sun every evening. Much like it's doing now. The very top edge of the sun is all that's visible, yet it seems like the brightest part of the day.  Almost like the star flaring fiery pink and orange colors across the sky is a last desperate call for help. I do not wish for the same to happen to me, so I sit in the middle of the boat, imagining I was sitting within a meadow, dotted by an irregular pattern of flowers, and weeds that wished they were flowers. The timely rocking of the boat brings me back to reality. My fear of the abyss around me might seem childish. But I know of the unimaginable creatures that hide in the dark corners of this unseen world, capable of extinguishing the sun. 


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