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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
- Dr. Seuss

Creature of the Lake

October 14, 2015

PROMPT: Two in a Canoe


GROUP: Flash Fiction

The mist settled into my bones and I shivered, sending ripples out from the paddle in my hand and into the water. The boat rocked and I snapped my head around. After seeing my brother still sitting on the hard plank in the canoe I sighed. There was no monster in sight. Turning back around I continued to squint into the mist, trying to discern the other bank of the lake. I was now regretting taking them up on this dare: to cross the infamous lake containing the monster that terrorizes even the most adventurous fishermen.


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