Short and Sweet

I want to post my new short story soon. I finished writing it, and I sent it to a few people to read. I’ve gotten some good feedback so far, but I’m still waiting for a couple people to get back to me. Then it’s just editing then posting. Anyway, this post isn’t about that story. This post is about another very short thing I wrote and want to share with you. I like it a lot, and I hope you do too.

 

Water, the Fish

Image courtesy of SOMMAI / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of SOMMAI / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Hello?

WELCOME, MY CHILD.

Thank you.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

Fine I guess.

WHAT HAPPENED?

What?

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

Nothing.

I MEAN, HOW DID YOU GET HERE?

Oh. I’m not sure. I was swimming around and then I felt hot and then I woke up here.

I SEE. AND WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Beg your pardon?

WHICH ONE ARE YOU? WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Shouldn’t YOU know?

I SHOULD, YES, BUT I’M GETTING OLD AND THERE ARE SO MANY OF YOU AND YOU ALL LOOK SO MUCH ALIKE. IT WOULD REALLY BE A WONDERFUL HELP IF YOU COULD TELL ME YOUR NAME.

I’m sorry. I haven’t got a name.

HAVEN’T GOT ONE?! BUT DIDN’T A FAMILY HAVE YOU?

Oh yes. They did.

WHAT DID THEY CALL YOU?

The little one called me Water.

WATER! A FINE NAME! WELCOME!

Thank you. Can I ask you a question?

OF COURSE.

Who are you?

I AM YOUR FATHER.

You don’t look like me.

WELL WE’RE NOT RELATED. TECHNICALLY.

But you’re my father?

YES.

I am really confused.

I’M NOT YOUR PROGENITOR. I’M YOUR CREATOR.

Okay. So, where am I?

YOU ARE IN MY HOUSE.

Am I going to stay here forever?

MAYBE. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE.

It was hot then I woke up here.

THAT’S ALL?

I think so.

CAN’T YOU TELL ME ANY MORE?

No.

YOU’RE NOT DOING VERY WELL SO FAR. I DON’T LIKE OBSTINATE FISH!

Sorry Mac, but you’re the one who gave me a five-second memory. Obviously you could have done better because here we are having a real conversation longer than ‘Hello.’ The way I see it, this is your fault.

I DON’T LIKE YOU ANYMORE, WATER. I’M SENDING YOU AWAY.

You’re the Big Cheese.

ABRACADABRA!

Abra——— Are you kidding me? Hello? Hello! Where am I? And why is the water steaming?

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