Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Jinx

by John Xero


"What's the worst that could happen?"

Jinx danced on the crumbling cliff edge, only a misstep away from the cruel rocks and roaring ocean below.

She loved the sea almost as much as she loved taunting the gods, testing fate, and teasing whatever devils might be lying in wait.

As night stole the sky she skipped back to town by way of Murderers' Wood.

"It'll never happen to me," She laughed.

And on the shore she met her beau, young Jonah, and climbed aboard his boat.

"We'll be fine," she whispered in his ear as they sailed out to sea.




Author bio: John Xero knows you make your own destiny. Still, he's careful not to tempt fate, because, you know, just in case...
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14 comments:

  1. I hope it wasn't a rough ride! One of those questions that should never be asked ""What's the worst that could happen?" huh ^_^

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    1. Yeah, you never know who/ what's waiting to answer... ;)

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  2. "We'll be fine." She had to say it, didn't she..

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  3. At worst, Jinx bulletproof. It's what happens to the rest of you!

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  4. I bet people say, "I'll be right back" to her all the time...

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    1. Yeah, "Don't worry about me..." ;)

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  5. Maybe her name is protecting her, by counter-jinxing?

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    1. Could be, or maybe someone's keeping a tally, and saving something real special just for her... ;)

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