Fred slowly turned his head to look at Ben. In his deep voice, he said, “It glows.”
Ben gave a slight nod but kept looking into the pond. “It glitters,” he said. “We should go in and get it before the fish do.”
And so, in that way of turtles, they deliberated. Hours passed until at last they decided to get the shiny thing in the pond. The two turtles dove into the water. Fred reached it first and saw it was a golden ring. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.
Seconds later Ben joined him. Though Fred could not look away, he knew Ben was as taken with the ring as he was. And so it was they stared, mesmerized, for hours.
The next morning, the sun rose on the shells of two drowned turtles floating on the pond.
Another groaner for Day 2 of BlogFestivus. Though all the details of BlogFestivus are on Blogdramedy’s blog, I should make it clear that each day’s entry should include the day’s gift from “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:
- A partridge in a pear tree
- Two turtle doves
- Three French hens
- Four calling birds
- Five golden rings
- Six geese a-laying
- Seven swans a-swimming
- Eight maids a-milking
- Nine ladies dancing
- Ten lords a-leaping
- Eleven pipers piping
- Twelves drummers drumming