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Marina dipped her fingers into the warm water, straight through the silky skin of the surface. It was the barrier to happiness. The surface sparkled with reflections of the city behind her, the windows like eyes, unblinking, watching. The street lamps monitored the correctness of her thoughts and echoed with concern.
“Don’t worry,” she said, “I know what I’m doing.”
The traffic responded with wails and screeches of horror.
“You are the sirens,” she replied. “I am wrecked, your promises are broken.” That wasn’t entirely accurate. The city lights may have lured her, but his love had made her stay.
Over the edge of the tiny skiff her face looked back. It was the face she’d owned years ago, without the lines of sour disappointment. She wasn’t fooled. “Don’t tell me I’m beautiful now.” It was too late for fawning flattery, he had made it perfectly clear that age was not graceful and he’d expected more from her. Time’s arrow pierced his heart. In his fear he forgot what they had shared, bought the bike he’d wanted in his youth and sallied forth into battle.
She wanted more, she wanted…she wanted to go home. The tiny boat skipped over the silky skin of the sea till she gauged the time was right and dived into the welcoming water. The change was immediate. Her selkie skin tingled, and leaping one last time into the air she sought the currents that would take her home.

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KMFalcon

Balingup, Australia

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Star Twister challenge 21 – Silky Skin

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