Drabble: Death Wish – by Maddison Scott

by specklit

“I don’t want to be a princess anymore. I want to be a mermaid.”

Celia’s father rolled his eyes. “Okay, my darling. A mermaid.” He began to close his eyes when Celia interrupted him.

“With pink hair,” she added, “and a sparkly tail.”

The request would take too much energy but he couldn’t say no to that face. So, he closed his eyes.

Celia squealed in excitement as she transformed, sparkly tail and all. Soon, her squeals turned to horror as she started to choke on the waterless air. Her father watched helplessly as they lay dying beside each other.

Author’s Note: Some parents would do anything for their children.


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