Lady Silver of the Spring – p.6

April 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm 1 comment

Night fell over the land, and the girl at the bottom of the spring lost all sense of direction or time. It was darker than pitch below the water, and she couldn’t hear anything but her own heartbeat. She decided to try to at least catch a glimpse of the moon, and swam to the surface, careful to keep her nose and mouth below the water.

As she poked the top of her head up from the spring, she felt something pressing down on her, pushing her back under. Instinctively, she reached up, and caught hold of someone’s arm. The someone pulled back, and the girl held on, coming up out of the water. Before she started choking, she saw that the arm belonged to an old woman. The woman said, “Don’t be daft, child, get back under before ye die.”

The girl opened her mouth to speak but only water came out, and she had to lower her mouth and nose back into the spring. She did not take her eyes off of the woman, but now was frustrated because she could not communicate. She desperately wanted the woman to stay with her, and only after a minute did she think to wonder how the woman could know she needed to breathe the water.

“Oh aye, I know all about that accursed silver ring,” said the woman, as if reading the girl’s mind.

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  April 11, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Wondered why I’ve been dreaming of water lately and why I needed to wake up and come downstairs in the middle of the night. I needed to read this. Maybe now I’ll go back to sleep and dream I can breathe water….

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