Spooktober 2022 Day 18: Burial

Content warning: implied murder, corpse mention

As far as you were concerned, burial didn’t count if it didn’t involve dirt. Yet we’d drifted far from land during our fight over who would captain this ship. And I didn’t have anywhere else to put your corpse when I won. 

I think I won, anyway. 

It’s just that you’ve taken to following the boat’s shadow, walking along the ocean floor with glowing eyes trained on me above. I can’t outpace you. You can’t swim. 

I’m afraid to enter water shallower than six feet. 

So I’m headed out to deeper seas. Hopefully, the crushing pressure will be burial enough.

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