The following story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers prompt posted by Rochelle Weisoff-Fields on her blog, Addicted to Purple. Check out her website and click on the blue InLinkz frog below to read others’ takes on the photo prompt. You can also add your own!
“What?” Bert asked.
She’d seen these. She’d hoped never to see them again, certainly not in her brother’s home.
He shrugged. “Flea market. Cool, right?”
She breathed. They were rare. In months of ocean investigation on the Linnaeus, they’d only encountered them once—once, but half the crew was killed.
Now, miles away, one’s skeleton posed innocently as a conversation piece.
Later, they walked on the beach, catching up. She loved the ocean. One creature couldn’t ruin it.
“Look,” Bert said. “Dolphins.”
Wendy saw three, scaly backs moving in tandem. Not dolphins. She shivered.