Friday, 25 April 2014

Flash Fiction: Poseidon's Child

You found me there; you caught me there; you pulled me from there. You did not throw me back.

My home, I want to return to my home, but you set sail for yours. You steer against directionless winds, shield your face from the sudden storm, wonder at waves risen from a still sea. We are thrown about the deck as we are tossed between walls of water.

Your children, you think of your children, fear for their future.

My father does the same. I am from the sea, of the sea. My father will embrace you to reclaim me.

"Poseidon's Child" first appeared in The Delinquent. More background here.


Sulci Collective said...

there is always something lyrical about your short pieces Kevlin. They demand to be round aloud

Sonia Lal said...

Very pretty piece.