I love the concept of this image, a creature that evolved to trap its prey by appealing to their impulse to help someone. Kind of like the Ted Bundy of water monsters. This image makes me think of Jaws. It also makes me think of the angler fish in Finding Nemo.
The monster looks like a jolly sort with a nice personality. Maybe he or she wants to tell his or her side of the story.
#vss very short story
The monster was having trouble finding food. No one was willing to help someone drowning in this lake anymore.
Losing Your Fears and Tears
Today’s prompt is perfect for #Writober and pairs well with the image prompt.
Pick one of your fears and have a conversation with it. I think I’ll contemplate what my sea monster fears, after exploring some of my own fears: like helping a drowning person who turns out to be only a lure for a hungry water monster.
Why do you haunt me in the darkness
Make it impossible for me to sleep
Why do you linger at my pillow
Keeping me from rest that’s sound and deep
Why am I conditioned now to fear you
Images of life enjoyed before
The dreams that always bring me near you
Are a torture that my waking self abhors
Your over-active mind, it calls me
Wanting things to return to before
You hate the pain when you awaken
But in the silence you beg me for more
It is not me that you’re fearing
But whether your soul he will keep
And if your tired eyes that are seering
Will close and get stuck in the deep.
If I do write today’s story from the perspective of the monster, how would I fill in the blanks? Let’s try a few:
Apathy was the main reason I left Lake Eerie. People just turned away from my lure like they didn’t see that hand begging for help.
Nessie was the main reason I left Loch Ness. That girl needed her space. She did not like to share.
Raw sewage was the main reason I left the waters of Victoria, B.C. I mean, who’s going to dive into that, even to save someone. It was gross.
How will you fill in that sentence?
Have a great day of reading and writing!