Flag warnings

red flag, beach warning

Like sharks feasting on a lost and hurt swimmer, their feeding frenzy is no less bloodthirsty. Picking at tender, unhealed scars, they scrape away vulnerable self-esteem, peeling it off as easily as filleting an angelfish.

Circling, prodding, waiting for the right moment, they go in for the kill.

Reaching out, hoping for mercy from these sharks, these false benefactors, you are pulled in with kind words, and feigned understanding. They will turn on you, sinking their claws and teeth into your trust’s soft underbelly, rendering a fatal wound.

Watch for the red flags, dangerous creatures are in the water.

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is “Feasting”

Author: Tara R.

I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

6 thoughts

  1. The line, ” . . .you are pulled in with kind words, and feigned understanding” reached out and really grabbed me. So many different ways to interpret this piece – it really has me thinking! Very nicely written!

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