My Body - Promise Ring Flashback 2 (Everett)


I grew up on Ficlets. There, the writer inside me had a home. I'm a teacher now, and a 4th grader who reminds me so much of myself asked, "Why don't you share your writing with us?" So, I come tentatively, searching for a place to stretch my writing muscles again.

I don't remember everything about how it happened. I do remember waking up. I remember that abject terror of not knowing where I was or how I'd gotten there.

And I remember the light. At 14, it had reminded me of comic book images of radioactive sludge. It pulsed a creepy, stormy kind of green.

Like the idiot I was, I went closer. I realized the light wasn't green at all, but rather this eerie, impossible shade of blue. It was bluest at the center of a pool of water. I could see the bottom. It looked shallow. Something twinkled on the floor of the pool. I reached.


I turned around to see my sister clambering down a pile of rubble.

"Everett?! Where are you?"

"I'm right here!"

Her eyes scanned the cavern. How could she not see me? Didn't she see this crazy light?

"Sasha!" I yelled, my voice cracking. She had to have heard that.

Still no response. She made her way to the bottom of the scree pile and suddenly recoiled. She screamed.

Then I saw what she'd seen.

There was my body.

Comments (2 so far!)

ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Don't stop now! I think you've discovered the beginning of the story of where the rings came from.

  • #2717 Posted 5 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Well, that's a new and interesting twist!

  • #2720 Posted 5 years ago
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