Tipper and Tango
By Donna L Martin
Tango clapped with glee as the incoming wave struck the rocks and covered him in sea spray. His high pitched bark mingled with Tipper's as the two seals raced each other down to the water's edge.
"Catch me if you can," Tango barked as he dove into the ocean, his short tail pumping furiously as he tried to reach their secret hiding place first. Tipper laughed and leaped ahead by a nose to enter the shadows of the underwater grotto.
"Awwww, that's no fair! I coulda beat you," Tango said as he swam closer to Tipper and nudged him with his flipper.
"Fat chance. You'll never be faster than me, " Tipper replied with a smirk. He was just a month older than Tango but already the captain of their swim team at school. Tango kept failing his diving test.
"Hey! Come here!" Tipper barked as he dove deeper into the cave. "Look what I found!"
Tango peered into the darkness, trying to see his friend in the cloudy water. "What is it? You know I'm a-afraid to go down there!" He could hear the furious splashing of Tipper's tail as he made his way back up to the mouth of the cave. Tipper's eyes sparkled as he swam a few quick circles around Tango before stopping in front of him. Bouncing with excitement, Tipper leaned in closer to whisper, "A treasure chest!" before he turned and disappeared back into the darkness....
***Okay, it's your turn! What happens next? Where did the treasure come from? Will Tango follow his friend deeper into the cave even though he is afraid to dive deeper into the cave? Put your creative cap on and add a sentence or add a paragraph. Continue my story or start one of your own. Join the fun and see where this picture prompt takes us!***