Almost missed this one! For Charli Mills’ writing prompt inspired by the word ‘quarry’. A 99 word flash fiction.
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“It has no bottom, you know.”
“Don’t be daft. It’s an in-filled quarry not something out of a fairy tale.”
He shrugged. “Whatever. I’m not going in anyway.”
It was her turn to shrug. She peeled off tee shirt and shorts, ran to the edge. Her hair glinted gold until a cloud passed before the sun. He frowned.
“Don’t. I mean it.”
She waved and dived, her red swimming costume flashed, bronze limbs sliced. The water closed over her heels without a ripple.
In the dark, the thing the quarry had disturbed heard and rose to meet the intruder.