Microfiction challenge #19: Under the sea

Check out Jane Dougherty’s original post here, this week’s illustration being by John Bauer:


She felt herself drifting.
Familiar arms were waiting to catch her, hold her close, to embrace her into his world.
She bowed her golden head as he laid his garland of betrothal upon it.
‘I am not worthy of your love, or your sacrifice,’ he whispered.
‘I am yours for eternity, there is no going back for either of us.’

She lay on her bed, dressed in her finest clothes.
A picture of perfection, it was as if she were sleeping.
A smile lingered on her pale lips, her body now cold despite the morning sun.
They said her love had no limits, that she would do anything to be with him.
Little did they realise exactly what she meant.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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21 Responses to Microfiction challenge #19: Under the sea

  1. This captures the tone of the illustration perfectly! Very fairy tale like.

  2. Oh, lyrical and lovely, and sad. Really captures the image.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Simply lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Very fairy tale like. Excellent

  5. Michael says:

    That’s a beautiful response to this image Di, I like the roundedness of it…..so well done…

  6. Pingback: Microfiction challenge Under the sea: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

  7. Powerful fairy-tale; bittersweet.

  8. merrildsmith says:

    Lovely, sad fairy tale.

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