Flash Fiction Friday: Deep
Each Friday, I will blindly pick a picture card from the board gameMysterium, and set a timer for fifteen minutes. When the timer goes off, the story is done.
The boy stood at the water's edge with fishing pole in hand.
He looked out on the water but he couldn't see the land.
He tossed the rod over his head and with the flick of his wrist,
the line seemed to jump in the air with a dance and a twist.
It sunk down deep into the darkest parts where secrets like to hide,
what the boy did not know was what was trapped inside.
The hook caught onto something big he felt it on the line,
He reeled in the flimsy rod in hopes he would get his treasure in time.
His eyes grew big and his mouth dropped low,
for on the end of his line was a fish he didn't know.
He didn't know how he did it, but he used all his might.
He pulled and tugged until his catch was in sight.
Right on the end of the hook was a rusted and worn cage,
when he saw what was inside he began to fill with rage.
It was a beautiful woman, well that is all that he could see,
she told him to come closer and to help set her free.
The boy was unsure, he thought he lost his mind,
if this was true then this was an even bigger find.
The woman said she was fairy, that was caught by an evil man,
he captured her and her seven sisters and and threw them into the water without a plan.
"Rescue me and my sisters, and I will grant you a wish.
I know you believe that that is a bigger reward than just a fish."
The boy thought for a moment, but it didn't take him long,
he pulled the cage closer and decided to right the evil man's wrong.
The fairy came out and gave him a big smile,
"Please save my sisters, they have been down there for a while."
The boy took his rod and whipped it in the lake,
He pulled up the six other cages, which made his body shake.
One by one, the fairies were all rescued from the deep,
Now it was their turn to show their promise they did intend to keep.
"I wish that I could fish all day, it's my favorite thing to do.
If you could grant this wish, my dreams would come true."
The first fairy smiled, and asked him if he was sure.
With a nod the boy agreed and said "I want nothing more."
The fairy reached into her flowing purple gown,
she pulled out some sparkling dust and told him to turn around.
The boy followed the instructions and did as he was told,
the fairy blew the dust at him and watched as it took hold.
You might see the boy if you ever visit the gardens by the bay,
he stands there with his fishing pole to this very day.
The moral of the story, I'm sure that you have guessed,
Is to just go fishing and forget about the rest.