Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Kindness of Strangers #fridayflash

Clyde was talking his buddies when he saw the boy slip below the surface. He waited a moment, then jumped in when the boy did not come back up. Diving to the bottom of the lake, he felt around, running his hands over mud and slimy rocks until they brushed against cloth. He grabbed the boy by his shirt and pulled. The boy kicked his legs wildly, twisted his body around and desperately clung to Clyde. He struggled to free himself from the boy's panicked flailing and rise toward the surface for air. The boy pulled at him like a rock, however, and the light above them grew dim as they both sank deeper.


David Masters said...

And kindness can be so cruel. Sensual and beautifully told... it almost feels as if their death is meant to be.

ellecee said...

Thank you for your kind words.