“There used to be water here,” he pointed to the cliff. “Up to the standing stones.”
She nudged some loose debris with her foot. “This is cool, isn’t it? And, no, there wasn’t. Water, I mean.”
“How do you know?” He asked.
“I don’t,” she shrugged. “I just figured if it was you saying it, it must not be true.”
“Well, there was water here,” he insisted. “And it had salt in it.”
She laughed, “Salt? Okay, yeah, whatever.”
“Stop kicking that stuff. It was part of the water. Still is.”
“What’s wrong with you that you’ve got to make stuff up all the time?” She glared at him. “Water that had salt inside of it? You’re crazy, you know that?”
“I don’t know why I bother. Let’s go.”
She crouched and studied the debris. “I want to stay here and check this out.”
He grabbed her arm. “Don’t. Touch. That.”
“Why? Will the little, dried-up, old dirt eat me for lunch?” She yanked her arm from his grip and reached out.
“With salt,” he mumbled. The seaweed shot up and snaked around her body, thin tentacles covering her mouth and dragging her under the ground.
Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain, my friends. 🎃💀
My attempt at #writephoto, a weekly writing prompt for poetry/flash/short stories hosted by Sue Vincent