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In the Flesh

In the Flesh

published in Drabblez Magazine, Issue 3

(drabble, 100 words)

July 30, 2018

She clung to the ship's underbelly like an octopus with suctioning tentacles. Traveled for leagues, borrowing air from sea creatures. She became one with the ocean, rose on waves to overtake the ship, towering above with her scaled body. She was a dragon, breathing smoke and sea brine. She flung herself across the sea, destroying all in sight and ripping their ship to pieces.

“Impossible,” the crew said at the sight of her, mouths gaping.

There were only tales told over candlelight of her - it was a myth, nothing more. And yet. Here before them.

Calypso in the flesh.

*Top image by Michelle Monique