No Surprises – Mondays Finish The Story

Photo by: Barbara Beacham

No Surprises

Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water. It wasn’t long before a triangular fin cut the water around her.

Danni dove suddenly.

Moments later she burst from the water with a shriek. She finished the primal sound…with laughter. A man with green and blue mottled skin emerged beside her, laughing too. He cradled her in his arms and she wrapped her legs around him in a familiar, comfortable pose for the pair. “I’ve missed you Mahnahee,” she said, kissing him.

“And I you,” he replied

“I have a surprise for you,” she said, hooking a foot over his fin.

“You’re pregnant,” he grinned.

“Oh! Well lucky guess,” grimaced Danni. “But then, it’s…”

“…it’s a boy!”

Danni mock scowled. “No surprises, I guess. How did you know all this?”

Mahnahee pointed at the sonar bulge at the crown of his head.

“Ah, right,” said Danni, realizing at last. “I think I’ll cancel those expensive sonograms.”
Every Monday, it’s time to finish the story. This week, the opening sentence was, “Donning her fins and snorkel, she headed out into the deep water.” The media prompt is the splash photo for this post. I hope you had fun. Look here for more stories based upon prompts:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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13 Responses to No Surprises – Mondays Finish The Story

  1. babso2you says:

    What a lovely story! I totally enjoyed this! Thanks again for taking part in this challenge and I hope that you stay tuned for next week’s. Are you game? 🙂

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  2. Caerlynn Nash says:

    I thought things were going one way and you turned me the other. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lyn says:

    For a moment I thought there was going to be blood and gore, but you’ve told a completely delighted love story with a twist – sonar. No need for expensive sonagrams indeed 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Just another of my switcheroos. I’m kinda partial to them. 😉 I’m so happy it delighted you. There’s no finer compliment than that. Thanks so much, Lyn! 🙂


  4. Delightful story, well done.

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  5. draliman says:

    Lovely! And very useful to have a partner with built-in ultrasound capabilities 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Such a fun, delightful story!

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