7th Feb 2019 #TellTaleThursday

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  • Write a story, complete in itself.
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  • The story should be up to 250 words.
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Write a story on this situation prompt- A romantic getaway gone wrong. Have fun! Write bold, write unusual!

The Red Water


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His voice echoed in her ears. Sam had said, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” She blushed, but her cheeks’ hues were unappreciated underwater as the fishes passed her by, without as much as another glace. Amber held Sam’s hand, as they dove deeper into the ocean.

They met at a scuba diving workshop, a year ago. He was her instructor. As she fell in love with scuba diving, she fell deeper in love with the instructor.

After a year, they were going strong. What better way to celebrate than going on a romantic getaway on their first anniversary?

They booked a yacht and went for the scuba diving. They swam deeper and deeper. They were surrounded by beautiful colorful fishes. She was enthralled to see the underwater creatures and corals. And that’s when she noticed a shark circling them. Targetting them, the circle was getting smaller, the shark was closing in. She panicked. She took out the knife and cut Sam on his shoulder as sharks find the smell of the blood irresistible.

She reached the yacht deck alone, looking at the sea water turning red.


  1. BellyBytes says:

    That wa quite a turn of events … something that went terribly terribly wrong ! And on purpose? Or just instinct ?

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  3. geekanika says:

    Gosh! is she a psychopath?

  4. Abhijit Ray says:

    Amber loved herself more than Sam. How else would she inflict such painful death to him? I find her cruel.

  5. Sam declared his love for her, she never did. Maybe she didn’t love him or not enough to get attacked by shark herself. Good story, Priya!

  6. Akshata Ram says:

    Brutal, I would like to think he deserved it

  7. Priya says:

    Definitely cruel. And I don’t think she loved him or else she wouldn’t have done that. Thank you, Abhijit

  8. Priya says:

    Cruel, indeed. But I doubt, if he deserved it. He loved her with all his heart.

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