I entered into a writing contest where I had to write a 300 word story with certain words in it. It was not easy and I don’t have high hopes but here is my story and some art to go along with it! Enjoy! Also bloopers at the end 🙃
A young man sat on the beach. A slice of half eaten cake lay on a plate beside him. He took a deep breath of the salty air. He knelt down in the sand and watched as a baby sea turtle crawled towards the ocean. He grabbed as carefully as he could and took it to the water and watched as it swam out to sea.
He turned around to see a girl walking gracefully along the beach. She had long black hair and pale skin. She wore a short black dress and a red necklace. He couldn't look away. She approached him and that's when he noticed her eyes. They looked like a rainbow had been caught and trapped in a jar.
"I saw what you did with the turtle." She smiled. He nodded, unable to speak, "My name is Cecilia."
"I-I'm Cole." He stuttered. They stood in silence. Cecilia gazed at the forest behind them while Cole could take his eyes off her,
"I better go now." She announced and began to walk away. No. I can't let her leave. I need her! Without thinking, Cole reached out and grabbed her arm,
"Don't go! Stay with me for the rest of my life!" Cecilia slowly turned around,
"If you insist." Cole narrowed his eyes at her sudden change in tone and that's when he noticed, her arm was deathly cold. He let go but it was too late. He saw what she really was. Instead of a necklace, it was a red marking on her black body. Six more long black arms sprouted from her sides as well as a pair of pincers on her face. Before Cole could gasp, she grabbed him and the last thing he saw were her empty, black eyes. .
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