PHOTO PROMPT © 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.
Note: Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster.”
Rochelle is the motivating host of Friday Fictioneers.