A Depth of Misunderstanding

Robert Quick

Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.


The squid-girl resurfaced through the bleak waters. “Quick! Can you swim?”

I affirmed that I could and before I could do anything she had wrapped her cold tentacle fingers around my wrist and pulled me in.

The water was dark and as she guided away from Gris Hold, I lost any sense which way was up. My kicking legs faltered and I was very aware that I didn't have much breath left. My heart beat sped up and I looked around for any kind of sign that indicated where air could be.

A soft glow of light winked into existence and the squid-girl looked at me quizzically, cocking her head to one side.

I didn't know how to explain myself. I placed both my hands around my throat and pretended to choke myself.

Understanding blossomed in the hard plates of her face and she dragged me to a massive stalagmite. She edged around the side until she found a crack big enough to enter. Inside my head broke surface.

"I thought you said you can swim?"

"I can swim! I can't breathe underwater!"

"Those aren't the same for you?"


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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

I love her confusion about breathing! Squid-girl and the MC need more relationship. This needs some backstory and sequels... someone get on that! :) Lost City of Atlantis stuff... debunking mermaids... why this MC was chosen...

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Story prompt:

Write two points of view into one piece. They should conflict, but also have a harmony. Opposites attract, you know.

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