The Prophecy

Trifecta: Week Sixty-Two

 

On to the weekly prompt.

1a : the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth
  b : grimace <made a mouth>
  c : an individual requiring food <had too many mouths to feed>
2a : voice, speech <finally gave mouth to her feelings>
  b : mouthpiece
3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.

Here is my submission.

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THE PROPHECY

 

Strolling hand in hand, they looked like a golden couple.

 

The Gypsy’s prophecy was coming true.

 

Last year, just for fun she had gone into the tent of that Gypsy, who had gazed into the crystal ball & prophesied “You will meet a man & your life will change but….” She could not remember the rest.

 

A few days later, she had found Richard, lying unconscious, on the beach.

 

And the rest, as they say, was history…she thought & smiled.

 

Her reverie was broken.

 

“Darling, here we are!”

 

She had not realized that they had walked this far.

 

She shivered, looking at the gaping mouth of the cavern.

 

IT looked hungry.

 

Richard pulled her closer. “Cold?” She nodded, not wanting to spoil his childlike enthusiasm.

.

“Are you okay?” He asked solicitously.

 

 Shrugging off her momentary unease as fanciful imagination, she stepped inside and

  ……..gasped!

 

 My God! Fairies, gnomes, nymphs & all kinds of magical creatures flitted here & there in a beautiful garden.

 

“Remember, I told you, I belong to another world & you said it did not matter? Well, this is my kingdom.

Will you be my Queen & wear this?”

 

He held out a beautiful conch, an iridescent tiara sitting on it.

 

 

She was speechless with surprise.

 

Dazed, but with a heart overflowing with love, she bent to pick it up.

 

“Ouch!” Blood oozed from her hand & fell on the tiara.

 

The tiara became black & glowed! She screamed.

 

Hearing an evil laugh, she whirled around.

 

Richard was turning into a dark, evil looking monster in front of her eyes!

 

He sneered, “Foolish mortal! I only needed a Virgin’s blood. Now, I & my kind can rule for another century!”

 

Her delicate senses were assailed by the dank, rotting smell of death.

 

Terrified, she looked around. All magic had disappeared. Ghoulish creatures lurked in shadows. She felt blood draining away as the warning of the gypsy came back to her “…but do not trust the gift of the sea!”

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54 thoughts on “The Prophecy

    • Am sure her Mom must have told her too but you know the heart falls & you fail to listen to anything but the lies of that cheat;-)And then you pay-heavily,lol!Thank you Kymm for reading & your comment:-)

  1. Wow, that gypsy should have added a “Run like hell from the demonic man-creature in there somewhere.” I bet she would have had the girl been a better tipper. hehe

    This was a fancifully dark and morbidly wonderful story. I totally adored it.

  2. Oh! And everything was going so good there for a minute! HA! And I liked the premise. I think this would make a really good children’s story. You could really go just about anywhere with it. It’s certainly not a boring cavern! 😀

    • Ha!ha!You too say Ha?;-)Thanks my dear but as I was afraid,mine seems to be a story for kids-well,one good thing though-I can always write for kids,lol!Yes,it was definitely not a boring cavern;-)Will reply to your other msg tomoro-its 5a.m here & am rushing thru a few entries before the contest ends,tc:-)

      • Ha!ha!Bad time management actually!Am such a night owl-always was & always will be I guess-last night finished reading & commenting on all the 74 posts of the week & this afternoon I finished the 35 posts of this weekend-now trying to finish responding to the comments on my post-never again will I skip reading the submissions then & there-not if I can help it,lol!Now,wish me luck to find some inspiration for this dialogue-I suck at it-boo hoo!

      • Atreyee! You deserve a medal for your reading tenacity!! WOW! I feel like such a slacker, LOL!! My son is a night owl, he always has been one too! I think it suits a writer to be a night owl too. I’ve tried being a night owl but I think enjoy sleeping too much! And good luck with your dialogue. . . I bet you’ll do a bang up job!! 😀

      • Ah,nothing like that Linda-I am a stay home mom now-not many responsibilities & I don’t really write/blog as you all do-so I have the time-also the only reading I do-so there!I enjoy sleeping too-but in the day,lol!Yes,night owls & morning birds are both born;-)Thank you for your wishes-hope you get time to read mine-I will be posting it after say two hours-will look forward to your comment:-)Have a great Sunday

      • I’m going over right now to see what you wrote. Ye gads this weekend got entirely away from me! Being a stay at home Mom is the best kind of mom IMHO! My daughter is expecting her first baby next month and she’s planning to stay home too at least for the first couple of years. I’m going to highly encourage her to start a blog! 😀

      • Wow,you r going to be a grandmom!Congrats!That’s a great idea & if she is anything like you,she is going to just rock:-)This week I got guests & hence came in only in the morning-posted mine ,read 68-commented on 67-9 more to go-unless some more post-two more hours tioll the contest closes & I need to go to bed soon-daughter has her final practical exam (Geography) & is tense-i hve a dentist’s appt-but am not tense,lol!

    • So true:-)Thank u Barbara-loved your piece-wanted to leave a longer comment but am late this & am rushing to read at least some before the results are declared-only one more hour before the contest closes & its almost morning here-still up,lol!

  3. Yikes! This one had me on the edge. The forgotten part of the gypsy’s prophecy lingered in the back of my mind. I wish it would’ve had a happier ending. (As a side note, I’m pretty sure I won’t go poking around caves any time soon after reading some spooky Trifecta Responses this week :))

    • Ha!ha!You made me laugh with your comment Janna-thank you for this warm comment:-)And,yes,its better not to go near any caves(none in my city-so am safe.lol!).;-)

    • Thank you for taking time to read & comment-glad you liked it:-)Yes,she seemed to be blind & stupid-fell for his good looks & charming manner i guess?;-)

      It was a pleasure & hope to see you & your posts on Trifecta regularly:-)

  4. I am not sure how I missed yours before -I really like this genre very much, and am becoming more and more interested in magical mystery – think it is a good niche, but so hard to do,and get right. Wonderful grandiose tale, in the bet tradition!

    • Now,you have really made me fly with your lovely comment!:-)Thank you so much for the vote of confidence-such wonderful people here at Trifecta-I feel blessed to have stumbled upon it.Yes,magic-mystery are elements that most of us are introduced to as kids & hence they continue to hold a special place in our hearts.No wonder JKR made millions with her magic of HP & I agree,its very difficult to capture that well:-)

  5. Now this is what happens when I stop going to trifecta after a day or so. I didn’t know you had written. Just read your comment on my space.. And here I am.. 🙂 I did a mistake of reading this in the night .. My sleep is clearly gone.. But what a terrifyingly amazing story you’ve woven! A lesson learnt is always remember the whole thing the gypsy tells you!:-) Dark and twisted just the way I like it sometimes!:-) And now lets have the dialogue posted too by tomorrow!

    • Lol!Don’t I know that feeling-this is the first week that I did not read the posts then & there-so had a huge backlog & I could not,not read them-am so addicted to Trifecta!It is lunch time here-2p.m-so just finished making lunch-waiting for hubby now:-)Thank you for reading & enjoying it-I was so unsure of the theme-it seemed a bit childish to me,lol!Well,am learning..You have a good sleep & I hope to get the dialogue posted by tonight:-)Sweet dreams.

    • Oh my,that is an old one-I had almost forgotten,thks Paula for going back & reading-I never can get that kind of time-sigh!It’s getting to be 4a.m here & I have still not gone to bed,lol!

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