Short Story Serial: The Spirits – Part Twelve

     The music was heavier, more intoxicating than before, and shimmered across the water like a heat haze. Come to us, this time we are yours they said, wordlessly, and he entered the water without pause. The sunshine beamed off them, through them, even, and Cassius was blinded as their beauty intensified to the celestial, filling the air with light. It shone through the darkness to the bottom of the lake, illuminating Cassius' last breath as it floated, unwanted, from his lips.

      His elegant mother only noticed his absence when he was unavailable to confirm an anecdote at a party.

      The nymphs wait for the next.



  1. This is awesome. Wasn't sure about the installment way of presenting it to start with as I got impatient; then I realised that that was a good thing, as I wanted to know what happened next. Then, I got to see what happened next, and it was awesome. (Is there an emoticon for 2 thumbs up?)

  2. Perfect ending. I always envy story endings that aren't too tidy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Thanks Stacy! Enjoy your little blog break :)


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