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Flash Fiction Thursday: Golden Clam by Mikael
May 13, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: Flash Fiction Thursday, Imagine, Stories, Writing | Tags: , , ,

I’ve been looking forward to this all week! =)  I prescheduled it just so it would be up in time.  This week’s fiction is going to be from a story that came to me during my junior year of high school.  Does that mean I’ve written it all down? No… this story is almost like a fragmented movie to me.  There are scenes that need to be in it but the in between parts evade me.  I wrote a draft of this scene back in high school but I’m giving it a revamp today.  Just for pronunciation purposes, the main characters name is pronouned “my-el”.  It is a little long, but it’s not too bad.  Enjoy!

     Aeva was a princess, or so she said.  She didn’t seem reserved or proper enough to be a princess, even though Maelle wasn’t either.  Judging by the way they could go wherever they wanted throughout the city without question, Maelle started to believe the young redhead’s heritage was true.  

     “Oh, look!  There’s my brother,” Aeva exclaimed after a few moments of relaxing silence at Sterling Cove with the waves rolling in under their feet.  “Hey, Ari!  Come meet my new friend.” 

     Maelle shifted slightly to see a couple hand in hand strolling towards them.  The girl was noticeably pretty with platinum blonde hair that reached her elbows and skin like porcelain.  However, that was not the reason Maelle could not tear her eyes away from her.  Across her neck, lay a golden clam that could fit inside her palm.  Memories of a past life rushed to mind.  She was so distracted by the charm that she didn’t hear Aeva’s brother respond as he drew closer.  

     “Hello there!” he said.

     Aeva started the introductions brightly, gesturing animatedly from person to person. “Maelle, this is brother Aricin but we just call him Ari since his real name sounds like some kind of antibiotic.”

     “You’re too kind,” he said, rolling his eyes before turning his attention to the new girl on the beach.  “Nice to meet you, Maelle.  This is my fiancé, Edeline.”

     Maelle’s eyes were still stuck on the clam as though mesmerised by the sunlight glinting off of it.  Edeline looked momentarily stunned when she realized she was being stared at before glancing down and realizing what attracted Maelle’s attention.  “Oh!” she gasped, her voice light and airy, snapping Maelle out of her trance.  

     She couldn’t stop herself from the accusatory, “Where did you get that?” that escaped her lips.  Recovering herself, Maelle spoke quickly and precisely. “Oh, do pardon me, your necklace is just so lovely.”  

     Edeline smiled gratefully.  “Why, thank you!  Ari’s grandmother gave it to me when I was a little girl.  Poor dear, she thought it was mine but no one ever claimed it!” 

     That was when Maelle looked at him.  He stood a couple inches taller than Edeline, with brown hair tied at the base of his neck, flowing in curls.  His eyes were an unmistakable bright green that Maelle could never forget. 

     They were the same eyes of the red-haired woman who broke her bracelet while trying to free her from seaweed nearly seventeen years before.  That day she lost the only other thing her mother had left behind and it was now hanging across some unknown girl’s collarbone.

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It’s Little Mermaid-ish. I likes it. Great job!

Comment by unabridgedgirl

Oooh, very curious about that clam necklace now. Well done. =]

Comment by Goggles and Lace

I loved it. I absolutely adore fantasy, and this was extremely well done, PLUS now I’m super curious to know what else is going to happen!

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