Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fresh Water

The lake glimmered through the trees, clear and placid as a sheet of glass. Simeon cried out and lurched forward, but was halted by Taku’s outstretched arm.

“What?”

“We must be careful. Water is untrustworthy.”

“Is this another creature like that hideous snake? Or those nasty little fish that swim right up your-?”

“Hsst!” Taku raised his bow.

The lake rippled. Eyes appeared, and teeth. Far too many teeth.

Simeon regarded the monstrous reptiles with horror. “God above, I don’t know how you live in this jungle,” he said.

Taku shrugged. “I do not know how to live anywhere else.”

2 comments:

Kalak_of_Tyr said...

Home sweet home.

I like this one most.

Scattercat said...

Apparently you're alone; two "Meh" to one "Cool!"

I'm always amused when one of the stories gets a mediocre or negative reaction, because there's always one person who thinks it's the best one ever.