The shell’s cry

Author: Ukari

To say here is far, and to call yonder nearby. Stories on the edge of the every day, strange tales you may or may not be moved by. Strange, curious, fantastic stories told by me, you, him and her. There are many stories but they’re all concluded within a single page, each story around 200 to 1200 characters in length, a short story collection you can easily read. Please enjoy them. Updated every Saturday at 6pm.

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I went to the beach with a few of my friends.
We all went in a single car for a small day trip.
We enjoyed the day, and then evening fell. It was about time to head back, but as we were walking along the beach I spotted a shell.
It was a gorgeous spiral shell, so I picked it up.
I had no intention of listening to the sound of the ocean in it, but still I found myself placing it against my ear.
As I did,

“Die.”

I heard a deep voice say, very distinctly.
Without thinking, I dropped the shell, and a wave rolled in and carried it away.

 

Original Japanese

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