Sea Magic

The waves sparkled in the sunlight, glimmering, glittering and glistening as if each crest was crowned with silver-white gemstones.  The sea looked magical.

We had been on the boat for a few hours when I noticed that there were creatures in the water, following us. But they never broke the surface. At least, not when anyone was watching.

“What are they?”

“Seals.  Dolphins,” the captain grunted, annoyed at being disturbed.

“They don’t look like seals or dolphins to me,” I mumbled.

Overhearing, a crew-mate replied, “He’s hardly going to admit to a stranger that he believes in mermaids, is he?”

Written for Day 11 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a story in 100 words or less set in the ocean.