Genre: Mystery – Paranormal/Supernatural
Tom and Max, 11-year-old buddies, stopped at the beach to skim some stones each trying to outdo the other. Reaching down for a pebble, Max spotted something.
“Tom, look at this”
He was about to pick it up when Tom yelled at him,
“Don’t touch it!”
Max froze. And pulling his friend away, Tom began to relay the story he’d been told as a child.
A Pirate ship sank 1100 years ago killing its entire crew. Its dead crew now exists in the Netherworld, Realm of the Un-dead. But, to survive there they must consume the souls of the living, so they lure their victims with cursed gold.
Max laughed at how crazy his friend sounded and picked up the gold anyway. Big mistake. Within seconds the sea roared to life. Gigantic waves loomed over as Invisible hands pulled them under.
And as they drowned, the Pirates who were hungry and ready to feast on their own new-found treasure, harvested their souls.
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Word Count 163.
Hi All 🙂 For some reason I have really struggled today with writing this story (maybe it’s the heat – that’s my excuse!!) So, I’m not sure if I got it across right. I just hope it isn’t overly too bad! 😉
Thank you Louise at The Storytellers Abode for this great photo prompt! And FFfAW for hosting their 79th Writing Challenge! To learn more about the FFfAW challenge click this bit! It’s a great Flash Fiction community of writers. Visit here to read other stories for this week and to maybe even take part yourself ???
Take care and Thank you as always for reading! 🙂