“Look what we found in the park in the dark,” I whispered. I traced my hand over the waves of its shell noting the retained coolness of fall air. A soft odour of decay wafted from its depths mixed with a sulfur smell I couldn’t identified because there was no candle in its interior.
“It talks,” I mumbled in disbelief. “Its voice is velvety!”
A jack-o-lantern grin cracked across what had appeared a solid surface and crescent moon shaped eyes glowed at me. Swallowing the lump in my throat I wondered if I should have left it in the park.
By Shari Marshall – 2018
Flash Fiction Challenge Call Out:
Please join me in this 100 word flash fiction challenge. Use the prompt by Dr. Suess, “Look what we found in the park in the dark.” Let your imagination take over and see where you land in 100 words. Leave your link in the comment section. Thanks for joining!