Monday, April 4, 2011
COME -C- WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU!
It's Monday morning and time for the next installment of the A-Z challenge. As with my previous entries I mix flash fiction with a bit of a riddle. I hope you enjoy my C entry.
Fathoms deep in the blue Mediterranean, far from the rocky, sun-drenched shores, calcified skeletons of sea creatures formed an aquatic forest of reds, blacks, and pinks.
Undisturbed by man for countless millennia, its untouched colonies nourished and housed Mother Nature’s exotic underwater world.
As this mysterious forest was discovered, a snapped off branch saw its first morning light. Such a saturation of reddish-pink had never been viewed before and it became the Iron Ages’ most sought after treasure. Polished and adorned creations traveled the globe.
Tibetan Lamas prayed with rosaries fashioned from this mystic stone. It became one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures. Magical and spiritual properties linked to this curious gem.
An exquisite name married to this powerful talisman that many believed could stop bleeding, protect one from evil spirits, and ward off hurricanes.
Its popularity never wavered. How could anyone not admire CORAL.