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Ocean Princess

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Ocean Princess

Once upon a time there lived a boy called Musa,
who lived in an Island called Pemba. He loved
going fishing and long journeys into the deep,
blue ocean with his uncle, Kassim.

For centuries stories went round the Island, about 
ocean spirits which took away fishermen in the night,
turning them to sea weeds! Musa didn’t believe 
in the supernatural; he was ready to test
whether it was a superstition.

One night of the full moon,
he crept from his window and ran to the beach,
to pick a boat. He paddled away into the ocean’s horizon.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
A couple of flying fish were criss-crossing above his boat;
the ocean’s skin was glittering like diamond sheets;
it was sunrise.

Musa’s sleep was interrupted by the sudden rocking of his boat.
Slowly he crawled out from his sleep,
and went to see what was causing the commotion.
Alas! Alas! A very beautiful maiden sat right at the edge
of his boat!  She told him she had ran away from dark lords,
who threatened to steal her magic pearl necklace;
it protected mermaids for thousands of years,
from dark entities existing in other aquatic dimensions.
She was a princess given responsibility by her royal parents,
to protect it at all cost.

Musa felt so moved by the Princess’ story and kind heart,
that he sacrificed himself to turn into a fake, magic pearl necklace,
so that the princess could swim away to safety.
The princess in turn was so moved to tears, that she sacrificed
herself to turn into a fake, magic pearl necklace,
just like Musa. Poseidon was so moved by the power of love
between the two, that he created a big tide,
which carried their boat to a safe Island.

Musa had fallen in love with the princess, just as she had fallen for him.
The problem was that she was a mermaid, an ocean spirit,
while Musa was a human, living on land. There was no magic to make
them live in the ocean and on land at the same time. Poseidon couldn’t
help either…….

Shuttered in tears, they bade each other farewell. 
To keep herself in Musa’s memories in his heart, she made every shell
to sound like an ocean, with the help of the magic pearl,
so that Musa could always remember her, whenever he listened to them.

Since then, Musa always went to the beach,
to listen to any shells,
whenever he missed his love, the ocean princess…….


                                            THE END



Date: 25/02/2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/11/2017 11:20:00 PM
Hi Teddy, What a beautiful yet sad fable. Congratulations on your fine win. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/17/2017 8:05:00 AM
Hi Alexis. It's good to hear from you once again!!! Thank you so much for your warm applause, and enjoying my piece!!! *^_^*
Date: 3/11/2017 9:12:00 PM
Wonderful fable, Teddy, congratulations on your win ~* Hugs Eve
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 3/17/2017 8:03:00 AM
Thank you so much, Eve!!! *^_^*
Date: 2/28/2017 3:09:00 AM
A wonderful narrative, Teddy, with a lovely storyline. T.J
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 2/28/2017 4:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Teppo!! ;-) I really appreciate it!! ;-)
Date: 2/25/2017 5:11:00 AM
Teddy..a good one with a sweet dose of the mystique.. Delivered with utmost ease
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Teddy Kimathi
Date: 2/28/2017 4:34:00 AM
Hi bro. Thank you so much reading and enjoying my piece!!! ;-) Asante sana!!! ;-)