Jumping In

2 Jun

Written for:

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 2nd June 2014

This weeks photo provided by Aesop Clerk

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photo copyright Aesop Clerk
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Jumping In
The Weston brothers left for a hike shortly after breakfast. They had walked for about half an hour when they became intrigued by the sound of rushing water. Having walked these woods many times since childhood they knew that there were no rivers or brooks nearby.
Leaving the path they made their way through rough terrain heading toward the sound. Finally after a few cuts and scrapes they entered into a clearing. Where before there was nothing, there now was a beautiful pond fed by a towering waterfall. The boys reached into the water, surprised by how warm it felt, in unison they agreed to jump in for a swim.
Hours later as the last rays of sun cast long shadows, searchers found hiking gear and two piles of clothing set neatly upon boots at the edge of a ravine. Over the cliff were the brother’s battered bodies, they had obviously jumped to their deaths together.
“I don’t believe it!” their father repeated , shaking his head incredulously, while in the gathering darkness the evil spirits rejoiced.
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6 Responses to “Jumping In”

  1. tnkerr June 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Nice. Love the twist.

  2. yarnspinnerr June 3, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    Excellent tale of death laying its trap.

  3. Ally June 3, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Ah creepy, I like it!

  4. cshowers June 5, 2014 at 4:09 am #

    Wow – I wasn’t expecting that twist at the end. This was a very well crafted tale, using only a few words to convey the story – not an easy task. Well done.

    God bless you,
    Cheryl

  5. Thomas Marlowe June 5, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Great story – very dark twist though (just as I like them). How much more work have those spirits undertaken over the years?

  6. lyssamedana June 21, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    That is a spooky story! Lyssa M x

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