The seas were different now, more treacherous, the stench of death heavy in the air. The waters turned black, fish floated to the surface, and bodies washed up on the beach.

Our fear was a tangible force.

We watched the greyed human-like faces among the waves. Heard the raspy cackling, saw the flash of razor teeth, taunting us – no longer alive, but definitely not dead either.

In movies it begins on land, a science experiment gone wrong, turning us into mindless beasts.

It didn’t quite turn out that way.

It started in the ocean… and it comes for us.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

This story is amazing! There is so much imagery.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I’m glad I read this in the morning and not before going to bed Emily.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Brilliant story Emily, it’s one that begs to be extended. I’d love to know what caused it and how it all pans out. Very will written.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

It draws different images in my mind that make me scared. This is a great entry for a contest “different”, Emily. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 year ago

You’re welcome, Emily. I am always excited to read more stories. Keep on writing, Emily.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
1 year ago

Wow Emily, your story sent shivers through me! But I so wanted to read more! A brilliant read, really well written. You have a gift.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Emily, you said so much in a 100 words. What a scary picture you have created in my mind! I agree that this sounds like the start of a longer story. I’m left with so many questions. Brilliant story.

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Jason K
Jason K(@jason-k)
1 year ago

Just when you think horror stories have reached into every nook and cranny, this story projects an ocean of omitted terror. Well done.

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