PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy
Hot air puffed at Georg’s ear, making his scalp prickly moist. Sunlight flickered through seawater, lighting the snarled masts and barnacled cannon sage and lime. Despite the weight of the suit, the smell of heated rubber, he loved the seabed. Loved the pull of the ocean, the silence cut by the heave of the air pump.
A tail flicked from a wall of coral. A claw darted out – green with algae.
Then a finger.
Seaweed evolved into hair heavy with Ghost Shrimp, parting to reveal an absinthe coloured eye.
Georg fumbled for the safety rope, missed.
Sunlight flickered through seawater.
Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. See the pic, write a story in 100 words or fewer. Oh, how I thought I’d have problems with this one. Then I focussed on that helmet …