Maiden Bright

Posted: July 20, 2017 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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In the lands by the ocean’s edge, they tell that once the jellyfish was a maiden, beautiful as the light dancing on the waters, who had a lover, sworn to fight in the queen’s service.

One day, her lover didn’t return from the war, felled by the barbed arrows of the enemy, and the maiden was so moved to despair that she cast herself from a high cliff into the churning waves.

The fates took mercy upon her and her form was changing, becoming bright and beautiful, drifting in the waters, untroubled by darkness.

This is for Three Line Tales. Thanks to Sonya for running the challenge and Pan Da Chuan for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Jade M. Wong says:

    Aww, your creativity in weaving such mythical tale is amazing!

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  2. Varad says:

    Lyrical! and fantastic

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    Beautifully written, and oh, so sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Fairy tale like; lyrical to the core.

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  5. Fluid Phrase says:

    Oh such a beautiful and sad tale. Loved reading this!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Isabel Caves says:

    That’s a lovely legend.

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