Storytelling Saturday: Contrasting water


Claudia stood on the dock not moving. It was all so breathtaking, she could hardly take it in. So clear. So bright. So beautiful. And in such stark contrast to the dark basement she had been chained in the last three months of her life, the beauty made her head dizzy. She just wanted to sit here and not move.

Maybe they could give her this place in payment for the madman who owned it that had abducted her from the Walgreens parking lot.

Maybe together, her and this water, could cleanse away his darkness.

It did not seem right at all that such a horrid person could live here. How could he reside in such splendor and grow such a dark heart?

Deep in Claudia’s soul she felt if she looked at this beauty everyday, it could help heal this dark wound now inside her. Inflicted by its very owner.

“Ma’am,” the young agent was looking down at her. She knew it was time to leave but all she wanted to do was stand, and run like a seven year old into the cool waters and cleanse herself. Cleanse the actual physical filth from her body and all the mental and emotional filth now clogging her within.


Claudia stood. Sighed and slowly walked backwards a few steps.

She would buy this land. Buy it back because she would do all she could do ensure that monster never saw the light of day much less this place ever again.

She would return. On her terms. Under her control.

And heal. Heal to be as pure again as these waters.

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