The Seamaid

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The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Rodeo turns to Twitter. I gave it a go…

The Challenge #5: #Twitterflash. In this challenge, you are tasked with writing a complete 99-word story using Twitter. The story can be on any topic and in any genre, as long as it is exactly 99 words. Easy peasy, right? Not so fast…
-Every story must be made up of 11 sentences of exactly 9 words each.
-Each individual sentence should be tweeted, one at a time, for a total of 11 tweets
-Individual sentences are tweet-worthy and contribute to the story as a whole in a meaningful way.

The Seamaid

A mermaid’s sequined tail lures me to the sea
Gulls shrill a warning, I’m headed to a drowning
Lulled by a siren’s song, footprints forsake the sand
Wash away my castles when love sings me home
She is my nixie, nymph of an airless death
Bare toes sink, swallowed by the sea’s lapping tongue
Fingers caress my ankles, beckoning me farther from shore
Entangled am I in floating whorls of unbound hair
Her silver arms are the surge embracing my surrender
A life forlorn abandoned for her wild blue beauty
Yielding to the tides, breathless in my seamaid’s kiss

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To read D. Avery’s winning Twitterflash, click here: Carrot Ranch

149 thoughts on “The Seamaid

  1. inesephoto says:

    Love these little gems. It is amazing how much you put in just a few words.

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    • They were fun to write, too. And they’re so short that they’re easy on the readers. I hope more bloggers participate next year. It was challenging but good practice. Thanks so much for taking the time to read, Inese. ❤ Happy holiday, my friend.

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  2. devereaux frazier says:

    Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.

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  3. Vashti Q says:

    Phew! That’s a tough challenge! You nailed it! What a lovely story, Diana. Nicely done. 😀 xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kev says:

    Amazing. You’re always up for the challenge, Diana!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cloud Walker says:

    You wrapped the words … fabulous!

    Liked by 3 people

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