A Foolish Old Man

A mellifluous voice called out to me as I woke up from my slumber. I was not sure if this was an hallucination, or if I was developing a mental health problem.  I probably should not have dropped all of that acid back in the 60’s.  I had woke up before with different creatures speaking to me such as brownies, dwarfs, gnomes, imps, sprites, pixies and trolls, but this was the first time that I had a goblin in my bed.  The goblin stopped singing once it knew that I was awake and it said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  I rubbed my eyes and shook my head wondering if I had got roofied last night and then the goblin disappeared.

I flipped on the radio and Paul Simon was singing Mother and Child Reunion and I figured that I should shower and then get some breakfast.  Reality started to come back to me as I stuck my head underwater and I remembered that cave.  Was I being a foolish old man, did I dare to go back to that cave again?  I was on a ship that got destroyed at sea, because it was hit by a 100 foot high tidal after the earth quake.  I was the only survivor and I fastened together a makeshift raft which got me to the shore on this desolated island.  One day while out exploring I came upon this cave and inside of it I found this old lamp and after polishing it up a bit, a genie popped out.  She granted me three wishes for setting her free and I wished to meet my true love, to live to be 100 years old and to get rescued from this island.  I was glad to get out of that cave because I heard spooky voices in there, but it is possible that it might hold some treasure, because I never fully explored it.  However it is entirely possible that this goblin could has just been trying to give me false hope and this cave was much more than a motion away.

Written for Cyranny’s Cove Refuge of an assumed danophile Word of the Day Mellifluous and for Teresa’s Haunted Wordsmith Three Things Challenge, 07 June 2018 where the three prompt words are “child, goblin and underwater” and also for Randomness Inked Scribbling the Unspoken Thoughtful Thursday #2.

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