Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #FFFC

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #129

The photo is from the Google Photo Frame.

The midnight land, they call it
Grandad said it existed
Said he had seen it
Been there once when he was young
He showed me a strange, coloured stone
he had taken close to the beach
said he saw a mermaid leave it there
it’s blue, not any blue you have ever seen
it seems to change each time I see it
Grandad said it is hard to place to find
Like Shangri-La, you need to believe
Like Gulliver’s floating islands
Never say never, Grandad would say
You know we have our own mystic island
I saw the twinkle in his eye
Because of that, I spent hours on the cliff top
Waiting to see this strange island appear
Grandad left me his mermaid stone
I slept with it, made wishes on it
Grandad had been gone a year
When one night I felt his hand in mine
We walked around Midnight Island
Mum never believed me
I know it happened,
because I now have two blue stones…

© Anita Dawes 2021

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