|Picture from Ermilia's ~Picture it & Write!|
Two girls came skipping out of the forest. Barely, they stopped before landing in a concrete pond full of lily pads.
"Do you see what I see?" Georgina asked Alyssa, while rubbing her eyes.
"Isn't it beautiful?" Alyssa said. Her eyes glazed over.
"What? Why would you think a bed in a pond is beautiful?"
"The frilly teal shimmering curtains hanging from the canopy. The gold tassels all along the top." Alyssa sighed.
"Yuck, look at the muddy mess where the pond water has been absorbed up the curtains. The mattress is just inches above the water. There's got to be bugs, spiders and other nasty things in that bed." Georgina vibrated with horror.
Alyssa shook her head, "Put a few lit floating candles in the water. After dark, they would look like fireflies."
"Don't even get me started on the mosquitoes!" Georgina continued on.
"Who would do something like this?" Alyssa asked.
"Someone crazy, of course. To ruin a perfectly good bed that way, what a waste!" Georgina said.
"No, not a crazy person. Someone romantic, artistic. It's not a waste! It's beautiful!" Alyssa stared at the bed.
"I can't see what you see." Georgina said rubbing her eyes, focusing and un-focusing them. "Nope, just can't see it."
Alyssa turned and stared at her friends, shaking her head, "Agree to disagree?" She held out her hand to Georgina, "But we can still be friends, right?"
Georgina looked back at the bed, shook her head. She reached for Alyssa's hand. "Friends!"
The girls turned back and skipped down the path. Alyssa looked back over shoulder at the unusual sight.
Hope you enjoy my short story.