100 Theme Challenge: 2Complicated
I stretched out on my belly and rested my chin on my arms, reminiscing.
"Shir-El," my mother's voice sounded in my mind. She was nearby but she preferred using telepathy for some reason. "It's time to go."
Our pod was migrating like we did every year and our small pitstop had just ended. Time to move on. I didn't look at Mother as I swam back towards the rest of the pod, we hadn't really been getting along these past few days and I wasn't ready to make up yet.
As we swam close to the shore with a pod of dolphins the scouts returned from a dark cloud far ahead. They brought news of an oil spill a couple of miles ahead. The pod had come to a stop and there was a hum of conversation with occasional squeaks and clicks from the dolphins. Words of fear, anxiety, and anger. More than one voice rose over the crowd cursing the Humans.
I swam over to the chief who was talking to the scouts. "Aba," I said. "What are we going to do?"
"We cannot go through, it's too risky. Can we
100 Theme Challenge: 1Introduction
My name is Shir-El...
I was swimming through a nearby reef like any other summer day... The sun was beating down on the water, so hot I could feel it's warmth several meters below the surface.
Lying on a stretch of coral, putting my hands behind my head, I sighed, and as I did a stream of bubbles arose from my throat. I loved the warm days. Don't get me wrong, I love winter time, too-- Not that it's much different below-- but I like the warmer days a little bit more.
I looked down at my tail, shimmering opal in the summer sun, and thought of him...
It was a warm day like this, years ago. I'd swam to this reef a few miles off shore, see? And there was this Human couple on a boat. I was a kid, okay? I see something I'm supposed to stay away from unsupervised, what do you think I'm gunna do?
I swam up to it and there was this Human boy. He was my age and he... he looked like me, but not. Our features were freakishly similar, but his skin was darker and his hair