On Shore


Photo Credit: Louise, with The Storyteller’s Abode

Written as part of a weekly challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring writers, https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/

“Look at it! Clearly it’s one.   Any idiot can tell you.   I don’t know why you can’t see it.”  Bernie points at the seaweed covered mass at their feet.

“You, sir, are an idiot! They don’t exist.   They never existed! The sea rolled up a bunch of garbage and spit it out.” Oliver pushes up his glasses.  And gives his fifty year friend the look.

“Ok explain the green skin. Come on wise one.” Bernie put his right hand on his hip to emphasize the point.

“Algae. Boy that was a tough one.” Oliver retorts.

“And the fin? Horizontal fins are mammals!”
Bernie states.

“Oh, well she is a mermaids then.” Oliver shugs

19 thoughts on “On Shore

  1. Haha. I thought they were arguing about whether she was a mermaid or not. I like the image you created of two elderly men bickering back and forth to one another. I don’t think they actually found a mermaid but to their reasoning they did. Great job as always.

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    1. Thank you. I figured it would better for them to argue over a mythical creature than let them discover it. It was the most fun I could have in about one hundred words. You are too kind darling.😀

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