Adrift (F/E1/I5)

(Last Updated On: February 6, 2017)

In came the air into newly formed lungs.
Back it went out in a blast.
Serena opened her eyes and saw new legs,
She was absolutely aghast!
She felt them with her old hands
And found Smoothness like her skin.
No longer scales and fishy tails.
No longer rainbow fins.
She touched the bottom of her feet,
And then screamed out in pain.
The needle feeling the witch had told her of-
Had quite a powerful sting.

Then she heard a voice as clear as glass,
Calling out: “Miss! Miss!”
She looked and saw Prince Silas (and two guards) riding toward her,
And everything was bliss.

He dismounted immediately and came to her side.

Silas: “Miss, are you alright?”

She opened her mouth to speak to him,
But her mouth would not comply.

He looked in her mouth and saw the blood,
Coating the inside.

Silas: “She must have been attacked by pirates,
And left at sea to die.
God saw fit to save this one.
Whatever she needs, comply.”

The lifted her onto the Prince’s land-horse.
(Very different from horses at sea.)
And the rode her back to the Prince’s palace.
What joy Serena had to be free!

Joshua David Ling
Joshua David Ling is a lifelong storyteller with a passion for adventurous and heart-warming stories. His style has been called a combination of Joss Whedon and Hans Christian Andersen. He has written hundreds of rhyming stories and serials since he began his publishing company, Rhyme And Space in 2014. And he has been involved with public speaking, entertainment, and storytelling since 2001 at the age of 11. Growing up in Alpharetta, GA, Joshua was homeschooled by his mother and father, and helped homeschool his 4 siblings. He currently resides in Augusta, GA, with his wife Kay Cee and Daughter Hazel, where he maintains a rigorous writing schedule, social media presence, and partnership with Fellowship And Fairydust blog and magazine. Joshua is available for: Performances and Public Speaking, Freelance writing, Freelance Graphics and Media, and more.

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