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#FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

PHOTO PROMPT ยฉ Ronda Del Boccio

There were things that needed to be cleared up between them. Jake was mild-mannered but salty and firm when necessary. Gayle was sweet with a textured personality.

Their seven-year relationship became complicated on their sailing vacation to the Pacific Rim’s Ring of Fire. While scuba-diving, Jake found a jewel-encrusted dagger under a cave ledge. Gayle insisted it be given to Chilean government for their museum. Jack felt different ever since holding the knife.

Their late night conversation on deck over rum and poppers ended abruptly. Gayle’s lifeless form sank in a red cloud — to the kaiju gods.

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Note: Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster.”


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69 thoughts on “#FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

          1. Hammer!! That’s the name I couldn’t remember. I used to watch them stag. When I met my (eventual) wife, I tried to take her several times. I’d pay for two tickets. We’d watch the coming attractions and the cartoons. Five minutes after the feature started,, the eerie music would begin to play…. and we’d have to get up and leave.
            I wonder if they’re available on Netflix, or YouTube?? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Jake’s not going to get away with it! He may consider himself fortunate to have found the jewel-encrusted dagger, but I have the feeling it has cursed him and will bring about his downfall.
    Excellent storytelling, Li. What a vivid image of Gayle sinking into a red cloud.

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